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Matcha-Green-Tea-Review

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mix: quinoa, banana, walnut, honey, nut or warm water – add matcha powder for a !BOOST!

Over a thousand years ago, matcha came to Japan as an aid to meditation practice. During long hours of sitting, monks would drink matcha to remain alert yet calm. Modern science has recently confirmed the lessons of centuries of tradition. Matcha is rich in L-Theanine, a rare amino acid that actually promotes a state of relaxation and well-being by acting upon the brains functioning. While stress can induce beta waves an excited, more agitated state, L-Theanine creates alpha waves, which lead to a state of relaxed alertness.

And while L-Theanine is common in all tea, matcha may contain up to five times more of this amino acid than common black and green teas.

As an additional benefit, L-Theanine may help memory and learning and ability all the while inhibiting any possible side-effects from caffeine, a natural component of green tea. Therefore, a bowl of matcha promotes concentration and clarity of mind without any of the nervous energy found in coffee. Try matcha as a pick-me-up for the afternoon or anytime you need extra focus.

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Quinoa

Quinoa is a perfect breakfast food.

It has twice the amount of protein of other grains, and it’s one of the few plant foods that contains all nine essential amino acids, making it a complete protein.

Having a breakfast with protein is a great way to keep you full longer.  It’s also a good source of calcium, magnesium, fiber, zinc, and iron.

Add the omega 3’s and healthy fat from the walnuts and potassium from the banana, and this breakfast packs in some serious nutrition.

Okay, it’s good for you.  Great.  But how does it taste?  Delightful.  Somehow it’s light and comforting at the same time.  The flavors and texture = perfect.

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