Matcha for Working Out? Yes Please!!!
What is L-Theanine and Why do Matcha Drinkers Swear By it?
Everyone knows green tea is good for you. Well, we do anyway. And so does your neighbour. And your grandparents. And their grandparents. And their cousins.
You've probably heard it's good for digestion, calming focus, lowering cholesterol and a bunch of other benefits.
But what about exercising and working out? Have you ever heard of anyone using green tea to make the most of their workouts, weight-loss regiments or yoga sessions?
Not until now...
Kick that Dirty Coffee Habit With Matcha!
You may not have heard of L-Theanine, but chances are you've consumed it. First off, the basics; L-Theanine is an amino acid from the same family as L-Glutamine and L-Glutamate. It is what's responsible for the "calming alertness" we matcha drinkers know very well. It's found in many plants and fungal species, and although you can get it in supplement form, the most common source for us is the tea we drink.
5 WAYS TO TELL IF YOU'RE CONSUMING GOOD QUALITY MATCHA
You love your morning coffee. You love the amazing aroma, the silky smooth taste, and of course, that sweet caffeine kick to get your day started. You feel great for an hour. Then the eventual comedown kicks in and you end up with less energy than when you started.
The green tea plant, called the camilia sinsnus, is like a sponge and heavily absorbs whatever is in its environment. This, coupled with the fact that with matcha you are consuming the tea by actually ingesting the whole leaf, it is extremely important that you are drinking good quality matcha. So, how do you know if you're consuming the best quality matcha? Here are 5 ways you can tell...