We are all no strangers to the brain fog and the laziness that comes as we get ready for a workout. You might even think of trading your gym session for a nap. What if we tell you that we’ve got something that will change the way you workout forever. All it will take is a cup of matcha - and a little willpower!
We’re sure that whenever you feel lethargic before a workout, you have resorted to having a coffee or some other type of caffeinated energy drink for a quick pick-me-up. This would instantly fix your energy levels with caffeine being a known energy booster. But the thing with highly caffeinated drinks is that they can have a negative impact on your nervous system, which will do more harm than good in the long run. Regularly consuming high levels of caffeine can be taxing on your nervous system. It can lead to constant headaches, anxiety, insomnia and irritability. So, is there an alternative?
If you’re exploring caffeine alternatives, matcha is something you should definitely look into. An 8-ounce cup of matcha usually contains about 70 milligrams of caffeine. But, the great thing about matcha is that it has the ability to release this caffeine content gradually to your body over the course of a few hours. This gentler stimulation by matcha will help you to avoid any jitters or caffeine crashes caused by energy drinks or coffee.
Matcha also contains catechins called EGCG which is a disease-fighting antioxidant. This is a unique plant compound that is commonly known for the health benefits it brings. Research has proven it to be helpful in weight loss by boosting metabolism, reducing inflammation, and preventing brain and heart disease.
So the next time you feel lethargic before a workout, brew yourself a hot or cold cup of matcha and get a long-lasting boost of energy that will last throughout your workout.