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The benefits of matcha green tea are endless from weightloss, to better skin hair and nails. Its a potent anti-oxidant and is fantastic for people who suffer with anxiety

Check out www.koyumatcha.com for more information and put in the code”ALI” at the checkout for a discount!

Happy Tea Time
Shine Bright,
Ali xxx

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Matcha tea is becoming more and more popular and rightly so because it has so many of its many health benefits it’s actually kind of hard to ignore! I first discovered it when I was recovering from PND (post natal depression) and my anxiety was quite bad. I found it incredibly calming and it didn’t give me that awful nervousness that coffee can.

As I began to research matcha more I realized through Kevin from Koyu Matcha that the reason it works so well for anxiety is because of its L-Theanine it contains. L-Theanine is an amino acid (a building block for proteins) that’s found in green tea. More and more studies are being done on L-Theanine these days and one study from The Journal of Physiological Anthropology found that L-Theanine not only reduces anxiety but also attenuates the blood-pressure increase in high-stress-response adults.

RESEARCH STUDY

In another STUDY, the combination of L-Theanine and caffeine was found to improve cognitive performance and increases subjective alertness. I find it really great for my concentration especially when I spend long hours in the office and it’s fast becoming a popular stress reliever too.

We need to start finding natural alternatives to everyday problems and with stress being one of the biggest killers of our time why not try and switch up your coffee for a matcha latte?

Here’s a really simple way to make a nice matcha latte!

Use you nutribullet or blender and put in ½ teaspoon of good quality matcha from Koyu Matcha tea (put in the code ‘ali’ at the checkout for a discount)

Then add half boiling water and some almond milk and whiss it up in the blender for a frothy anti stress calming latte. What’s not to love? You can use any milk of your choice: regular, rice, almond..

Then simply sit back, relax and enjoy

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MY NUMBER ONE TOP TIP:

START YOUR DAY THE MATCHA WAY

With 137 times more antioxidants than regular green tea, 70 times the antioxidants of orange juice and 9 times the beta carotene of spinach it is most definitely in my top ten ‘must have’ food picks.

If you have secretly always wanted a superpower as a kid make this your superpower secret. Matcha is drunk as a fine powder and can be added to smoothies, juices, yogurts or drank as a shot. I mix it into a bottle of water and carry it with me all day. It also curbs sugar cravings and can also help with weight loss.

But for quality choose wisely and do your homework. There are a lot of cowboys out there trying to sell matcha cheaply and in bulk but look closely at the ingredients and on some of them you will even find rice bran solubles forming the bulk of main ingredients so please aboid these offers. I always go to www.matcha.ie where you can choose from 3 different strengths depending on your needs.

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Drinking matcha just once a day can boost your metabolism by 35-43% . I always take a shot of matcha before a workout as it can increase fat oxidation.

How can one drink do so much I hear you say? Well to me matcha is magic. It has helped me enormously in my fight against depression and anxiety because it calms the nervous systems and has so many antioxidants.

Try replacing your morning cup of coffee with matcha and watch your skin, nails, hair, energy levels and focus improve.

TOP TEN BENEFITS AT A GLANCE:

1. Energy levels

2.Skin, hair, nails

3. Anti-carcinogen

4. Lowers blood pressure

5. Boosts metabolism

6. Full of antioxidants

7. Prevents from UV damage

8. Improved memory and Longevity

9. Anti-Aging

10. Protection against Heart Disease and Diabetes

Here are a couple of short videos where I show you how I make my matcha:

https://alisoncanavan.com/alison-tv/my-matcha-way-to-start-the-day/

https://alisoncanavan.com/alison-tv/matcha-tea-how-i-take-it-with-me/

If you have any questions please feel free to comment below or email me at alison@alisoncanavan.com

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Here I share another one of my daily habits and as I always say, start your day the matcha way!! I love green tea!!!This green tea is great for detoxing and kickstarting weightloss regimes