The moment I tried a matcha latte (made the right way), I knew that this would be the bridge that would allow me to cross over into a lower caffeine lifestyle.
Caffeine can be problematic for many reasons, but the top ones are that it stops the liver from doing its job well, slowing down the detoxification of unneeded chemicals and hormones and it sends your nervous system into fight or flight raising cortisol levels and depleting adrenal hormones (which can exacerbate many existing health conditions such as diabetes, adrenal fatigue, PMS and hormone imbalances).(1), (2). When it comes to diabetes, caffeine has shown to increase blood sugar levels as well as reduce insulin sensitivity which is bad news for diabetics (2).
Matcha tea not only helps to improve mood,focus and headaches related to caffeine due to the combination of a smaller amount of caffeine combined with L-theanine, a natural amino acid (3), but it also contains high levels of chlorophyl which further supports liver function and health(4) making a matcha tea a great choice for those who are suffering from impaired adrenal, or endocrine function.
Making a matcha latte is simple as 1,2,3!
1/2 tsp of preferably pure Organic Matcha tea powder
2 servings of pure stevia powder
12 oz of hot water
3 oz of coconut or almond milk
Pinch of cinnamon or ginger (optional)
Simply add Organic Matcha tea powder to a tall mug, along with pure stevia powder. Add hot water and stir well. Top off with the coconut or almond milk, and you have yourself a delicious Matcha latte made in the comfort of your own home! Enjoy, because your body sure will.
Joy Hoisington, CFNC, NCS