People today too often become tired and stressed, whether it's due to work, the pace of their lives or the juggling of financial, family and work life. Whatever the reason, more and more people turn to energy drinks as a quick way to wake themselves up and get on with it.
Studies show that the largest consumers of energy drinks are young mums needing a quick pick me up before picking up the kids from school or to give them the boost they need when they are juggling work and family. According to Neilson report, 4 in 10 mothers say that they constantly feel rushed and more than 8 in 10 mothers say they face daily stress. So who can blame them? The second largest consumer of energy drinks is teenage boys. In fact, according to the NIH, a third of boys between the ages of 12 and 17 regularly consume energy drinks. What a lot of people don’t realise is just how harmful these energy drinks are for their bodies.
There is a better way to get an energy boost, one that is not harmful to your body. And that is Matcha (you may have guessed that already). Matcha has much more affective unprocessed, natural caffeine, zero sugar and organic Matcha has no chemicals. Along with loads of antioxidants and vitamins, Matcha still has the same, if not better effect, as big brand energy drinks (we shall not mention their names, but you know who they are).
Many of us are concerned about the sources of the caffeine we consume. The truth is that the amount of caffeine the average person drinks is much higher than it should be. While we consume natural forms of caffeine in many of the foods we eat, the real problem is the caffeine from caffeinated drinks. Common forms of caffeinated drink include coffee and sugary drinks such as cola and energy drinks.
Energy drinks are the worst of all. Not only do they have a large and unnatural amount of caffeine, they also have a ridiculous amount of sugar. This provides a strong and short-lived burst of energy having an impact on the adrenal glands and causing glucose and insulin levels to spike. Resulting in energy spikes and crashes, jitters, nervousness and hunger pangs. Caffeine’s impact on the adrenal glands may eventually do damage. Small to moderate amounts of caffeine is perfectly fine. Combining a couple of coffees with the caffeine from a couple of energy drinks is way too much to be considered moderate intake. On top of caffeine energy drinks contain a large number of questionable ingredients and chemicals, taurine, theophylline and theobromine, just to name a few.
The truth is we drink a lot of energy and sports drinks. In 2009, in the UK alone we consumed 560 million litres of sport and energy drinks. This is the equivalent of every person in the UK drinking 9 litres of sports and energy drinks per year.
The caffeine in matcha contains is very different to that of energy drinks. For starters, there is a lot less in matcha. This small amount of caffeine really packs a punch. Combining with numerous nutrients found in matcha the caffeine provides a steady burst of energy with no spikes, crashes or jitters. This caffeine along with the amino acid, L-theanine creates a calm, long-lasting alertness which can help you get through your tiredness, stress or tough day.
Replace your daily energy drink in take with Matcha and we guarantee you will never turn back.
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