In the spirit of Mental Health Awareness month, we are spending each day looking for ways to improve and support our mental well-being. The food and drink we consume have the ability to impact not only our nutritional health but our mental health as well.
We understand your cup of coffee might be a staple in your morning routine and you may not be ready to give it up. We hear you, but what if you could receive all the energy boosting benefits of coffee without the disadvantages? Here are 5 reasons why you should ditch the coffee for a Matcha morning.
- Calm the nerves
L-theanine is naturally occurring in Matcha and has been shown to support a state of relaxation & calm focus.* Say goodbye to daily anxiousness and hello to zen.
- Save money
When it comes to lattes, cold brews & macchiatos— your Starbucks bill can get pretty high. Spend $32 for 24 days of Matcha goodness & a glow that only Collagen can provide.
- No crashing, no jitters, more energy
Coffee gives you a short burst of energy that quickly deteriorates into a caffeine crash, leaving you irritable and unfocused. On the other hand, matcha naturally contains L-theanine and lower levels of caffeine. L-theanine coupled with caffeine helps support a sustained flow of energy throughout the day. An added bonus: this naturally occurring combo leaves out the jitters and crashes that accompany coffee or energy drinks.*
- Antioxidants in action
Just like coffee, Matcha is loaded with antioxidants including a catechin called EGCG, which may aid in weight loss.* You can toss aside the sugar loaded fruit smoothies and bring on the weight support with Matcha.
There are SO many ways to make Matcha! We’ve converted SR® Matcha Collagen Peptides into so many recipes. A few of our favorites: Matcha Earth Latte, Matcha Granola, Matcha Sesame Dressing, Matcha Collagen Pancakes, DIY Matcha Collagen Facial... need we say more?
Keep in mind, no two experiences are exactly alike. If you choose to make the switch, know that your body will need time to adjust and it can be a temporary experience. Ultimately, choosing to focus on your mental wellness is the first big step. Keep your head up and be kind to your mind.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Written by: Natalie Anzivino