WE TRIED TO GO - NO COFFEE FOR 2 MONTHS!!! HERE'S THE RESULTS!
We Drank Turmeric Matcha instead of Coffee for Two Months: Here are the results! Of course we still had a few good coffees as we are hopeless & still enjoy an outing to a great cafe with the kids.
We’ve been drinking a golden turmeric matcha latte every day for 2 months now, and have noticed some great health benefits. So, we wanted to share our experiences and the research we did - into why both turmeric and matcha are so good for you.
We’ve been using a Turmeric Matcha Tea Mix for our golden lattes. This is a mix of Indian turmeric and Japanese matcha green tea powder - two superfoods, known for their antioxidants.
If you aren’t a fan of milky lattes, you can also drink matcha green tea powder with water too. This is healthiest type of green tea, as it’s the whole tea leaf that is stone ground into a powder. Mix it with water - and it makes a delicious green tea that has 137 more antioxidants than standard green tea!
So, here’s some of the health benefits we’ve found....
We have more energy!!!
This has been especially important for us driving on the road - and we wrote a whole post on this here.
Why? The matcha in our turmeric matcha latte is known for its long lasting energy. It contains a small amount of caffeine, which is released over a period of 6-8 hours. With coffee, the caffeine enters your body so fast that it creates a spike and then slump in energy. But the caffeine in matcha is absorbed slower, which keeps energy levels up - in a sustainable way.
We've also found that matcha green tea contains the amino acid, L-Theanine. This is known to increase alpha waves in the brain, which stimulates calmness - and helps with concentration.
Overall, drinking matcha has helped keep our energy levels up - so we haven’t had the jittery crash and sleepless nights which we get from coffee.
We feel a boost in mood and less stress!!
Being on the go 24/7 with our kids can be a little stressful at times. Being in a positive mood is so important for us, so we can make the most of our new surroundings and have the best experiences with our family.
We genuinely feel a difference in our moods since we started replacing our coffee with turmeric matcha lattes. We have found it to be calming and stress busting.
Did you know that turmeric is used in scientific studies to treat depression? It's active ingredient, curcumin, helps raise serotonin and dopamine levels. These are chemicals in the body - and when they're low, can cause depression. And the amino acid L-Theanine, that we mentioned earlier - found in matcha - also boosts serotonin.
We feel the metabolism boosting effects!!
Every time we have a mug of this, we can feel our metabolism kicking into gear. Why? Matcha green tea is known for its metabolism boosting qualities. It contains high levels of the antioxidant, EGCG which helps increase metabolism.
Studies show that drinking matcha can increase fat burning by up to 45% - and it reduces the fat absorbed from foods. The most amazing part? It does all this AND reduces hunger cravings - so your body can break down more fat without leaving you hungry. Plus - the slow release of caffeine and sustained energy levels have meant we haven’t reached for unhealthy snacks.
And we feel healthier!!
As parents, we know how easy it is to pick up all sorts of germs from our kids who are always playing with other children. Being in such close proximity in our caravan also means we need to keep our immune systems strong - so we all stay healthy.
Both turmeric and matcha are natural immune system boosters.
Turmeric’s active ingredient, curcumin, is a natural anti-inflammatory. And the antioxidants in the matcha green tea also help boost the immune system. It suppresses allergic reactions, fights against flu, and protects against infection.
Lots of people who drink matcha talk about how they get sick less often or how it helps with a quicker recovery. We are generally pretty healthy - however we do feel it makes a difference especially through Winter when colds are common!
We love turmeric and matcha so much that we’ve teamed up with Zen Green Matcha Tea to give you an exclusive discount!
If you’d like to see the health benefits for yourself, our friends from Zen Green Matcha Tea (the brand we drink!) are offering you 10% off your first order.
To redeem your exclusive discount, simply:
- Visit Zen Green Tea : Buy Matcha or Buy Turmeric Matcha
Add product/s to your shopping cart
Use the coupon “TRIPINAVAN” for 10% off your first purchase and free shipping
Orders will be shipped to you
Enjoy - and let us know how you find it!
CHEERS - BEC & JUSTIN