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Danielle Bellavance’s Journey: How Matcha Transformed Her Energy and Wellbeing
“Two months ago I had a realization that my reliance on coffee was becoming a problem, and preventing me from being in alignment with my natural state of being. Upon waking each morning, I would head to my kitchen and start preparing my coffee because I needed it to wake up. Don’t get me wrong, this morning ritual was something I really enjoyed – especially the energy surge that I would get, and for many years this surge overshadowed the crash, brain fog, lethargy and other unwanted side effects that followed. My solution to these effects was of course – MORE COFFEE!
My body naturally started to reject coffee, and after just a few sips my gut felt sour and I started to feel worse than before drinking it. Finally I decided for my mental, physical, and emotional well being that I needed to cut it out and find a health promoting morning elixir.
Matcha has changed the way I wake up and experience the day. Yes it still has some caffeine, but a lot less. No more brain fog, sour guts, energy surges, anxiety, and headaches. In fact Matcha makes me feel more clear headed and energetic throughout the entire day – and grounded.
I no longer feel like I need caffeine as soon as I wake up. Preparing my matcha latte has become a morning ritual of mine, so I look forward to making it.
“Over a thousand years ago, matcha came to Japan as an aid to meditation practice. During long hours of sitting, monks would drink matcha to remain alert yet calm. Modern science has recently confirmed the lessons of centuries of tradition. Matcha is rich in L-Theanine, a rare amino acid that actually promotes a state of relaxation and well-being by acting upon the brains functioning. While stress can induce beta waves an excited, more agitated state, L-Theanine creates alpha waves, which lead to a state of relaxed alertness. And while L-Theanine is common in all tea, matcha may contain up to five times more of this amino acid than common black and green teas.
As an additional benefit, L-Theanine may help memory and learning and ability all the while inhibiting any possible side-effects from caffeine, a natural component of green tea.”