We love matcha for so many reasons. Its rich, unparalleled taste is out of this world, and it also offers several health benefits. It’s truly a superdrink in every sense of the word. (Forget nasty protein shakes and questionably enhanced veggie juices.)
Today’s Monday, and for us, every Monday is Matcha Monday. We’re celebrating by sharing with you some of the health benefits of matcha.
As you probably know firsthand, millions of people experience unbelievable levels of stress in their everyday lives. Balancing work, family life, and other obligations is nearly impossible at times. As a result, people get less done, and all of these factors make them even sadder.
While matcha isn’t a magical fix for every problem, it’s a magical drink with amazing properties. It can improve your concentration, productivity, and mood, and it’s tasty to boot.
The magic of matcha
Matcha contains two compounds that are vital to its many benefits: L-theanine and caffeine.
L-theanine is a unique amino acid that’s commonly found in tea. Studies have shown that increases the brain’s alpha activity, which occurs when you’re paying attention to something. It also relaxes the brain without inducing drowsiness, and many people report experiencing this “alert calm” after drinking a cup of matcha.
Caffeine is the drug of choice for millions, but few actually know its benefits. It sharpens your focus and senses by enhancing blood flow in the cerebral cortex. And although caffeine is typically associated with making you shake, it can actually decrease anxiety and make you happier.
Matcha delivers the benefits of both of these ingredients. It helps you to:
And of course, you can’t beat the luxurious umami taste of a quality cup of matcha. We’ve sourced the best organic matcha that’s as smooth as velvet and unbelievably rich. Get yours here, and celebrate Matcha Monday with us.