Tired of being tired? Me too! Check out these ten easy ways to help you feel energized and improve your day-to-day activity. You’ll regret not trying at least a few of these life-changing tips.
1. Exercise. When you are feeling worn out, exercise is the last thing you want to do, however it’s proven that a little physical activity releases endorphins, which will give you a positive and happy state of mind. You’ll soon be running back to the gym for more!
2. Avoid afternoon coffee. As the day drags on we all feel fatigued late afternoon and some of us tend to pep up our attention with a coffee. The caffeine ‘hit’ does the job, but only for a very short while before the ‘crash’ kicks and this extreme swing doesn’t do your adrenal glands any good. In fact, you’ll feel more exhausted so you’ll repeat the cycle,which slowly drains your immune system too.
3. Eat less sugar. Avoid refined sugars and artificially sweetened drinks and snacks. Start paying attention to the traffic light warnings on packaging and you’ll be shocked how excessive your daily sugar intake probably is. Try stocking up on healthier high protein snacks, nuts and berries instead.
4. Don’t miss meals. Studies show that eating regular meals, including breakfast, provides more regular energy release
throughout the day. Fuel your body with a balanced diet that includes all food groups and you may even choose to
supplement your diet with essential vitamins and minerals. Overall your mood and wellbeing will improve.
5. Drink more water. It seems obvious, but we work long hours and neglect our fluid intake. A dehydrated body is a
tired body. You should be drinking at least 2litres of water every day to keep your body ticking along nicely.
6. Enjoy a morning matcha shot. Kick-start your day with ½ a teaspoon organic matcha (powdered green tea) whisked
into your morning juice, smoothie, latte or simply shake it up in your water bottle. BLOOM’s matcha only has 26mg
caffeine per cup, which is a quarter of coffee and amazingly it lasts for up to 4 hours so there is no spike and no crash
like coffee. Try a 100% natural way to stay alert and feel calm.
7. Do yoga. A stressed mind results in a tired and restless body. Allocate one hour each week to de-stress and re-align
yourself and you will soon notice a welcomed increase in your energy.
8. Inflate your ego. Yes, you read that correctly. Increased self-confidence is shown to improve energy levels. Jot down
on a piece of paper what you love about you and watch your energy levels rise. Go on, give it a try.
9. Lay off the alcohol before bed. Have you noticed that after a night of drinking, your sleeping is disturbed? Reduce
your alcohol intake for a better night’s sleep. You will wake up feeling refreshed and re-charged.
TEN REASONS EVERY WOMAN SHOULD BE DRINKING MATCHA TEA POWDER EACH MORNING
It is time to ‘go green’ and swap your morning coffee for a cup of matcha which seems to be all the craze right now. Whilst drinking a cup of green tea is healthy, many of the insoluble nutrients stay trapped within the leaves which are thrown away. The Japanese then solved this dilemma by grinding the green tea leaves into a very fine powder, this creating matcha which is equivalent to TEN cups of green tea! The result? No leaves, no waste and a nutrient-rich cup of green that that’s naturally high in protein and fibre, low in sugars, fat-free and salt free.
Alongside matcha being said to be the most potent detox in the world, see below ten more fascinating things you didn’t know about this Japanese antioxidant power-house.
1. Get the glow and slow down ageing Studies have shown that matcha delivers a massive amount of antioxidants per gram, which can help reduce tissue damage caused by UV radiation and pollution for a natural ‘anti-aging’ regime. Matcha has true bioavailability, which means the body actually absorbs the nutrients consumed to give your skin a detox-glow.
2. Natural release of energy, without the coffee slump Endurance from matcha’s slow release caffeine can last up to 4 hours as L-Theanine prevents any caffeine spikes and downers, unlike coffee and sugary energy drinks. BLOOM Tea launched their SUPERCHARGE matcha with maca root and guarana for an added energy burst.
3. Strengthens the immune system with antibiotic properties Matcha contains trace minerals and vitamins (A, B-complex, C, E, and K), chlorophyll, and is a source of dietary fibre and has as little as 3 calories per serving. Research has shown that catechins present in matcha have antibiotic properties that build a stronger Immune System to defend against viruses.
4. Burns up to 40% more calories Research has proven that matcha has been shown to increase thermogenesis, the rate at which our bodies’ burn calories, from 10% to 40% of daily energy use. Matcha can boost metabolism and burn fat by up to four times without raising blood pressure or heart rate and its alkaline, which helps your body’s PH balance too.
5. Potent detoxing The green tea leaves used to make matcha are shaded at the latter stage of growth, which spikes chlorophyll and amino acid production. Chlorophyll fortifies the Immune System and also removes heavy elements and harmful chemicals from our bodies.
6. Actively fights cancer Scientists have discovered that matcha contains EGCg catechins (antioxidants) recognised for their cancer fighting properties and studies show matcha contains 100 x more EGCg than any other tea.
7. Reduces stress and anxiety. Despite matcha containing a low 30mg caffeine, it is regulated by L-Theanine (amino acid), which doesn’t stimulate cortisol (stress hormone) like caffeine from coffee does. Instead, it promotes relaxed awareness without the drowsiness caused by other calming products.
8. Boosts memory and concentration It has been said that L-Theanine increases the production of dopamine and serotonin which enhances mood, promotes better concentration and improves memory for up to 4 hours.
9. Improves cholesterol balance Medical research papers have shown that matcha can lower levels of LDL (bad) cholesterol and raise levels of HDL (good) cholesterol.
10. Naturally high in fibre Matcha contains a high level of dietary fibre which is absorbed straight into the body to help maintain a healthy gut.
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Sunrise Matcha™ combines organic Japanese Matcha with natural grapefruit flavouring for a zesty green tea powder that’s naturally high in protein and fibre, naturally low in sugars and salt and naturally fat-free. Ideal for breakfast. Contains low level caffeine (30mg per cup). £16.99 (30g)
Tropical Matcha™ combines organic Japanese Matcha with natural mango flavouring for a fruity green tea powder that’s naturally high in protein and fibre, naturally low in sugars and fat and naturally salt-free. Ideal for breakfast. Contains low level caffeine (30mg per cup). £16.99 (30g)
Mojito Matcha™ combines organic Japanese Matcha with peppermint and natural lime flavouring for an exotic green tea powder that’s naturally high in protein and fibre and naturally low in sugars, fat and salt. Ideal for afternoon. Contains low level caffeine (30mg per cup). £16.99 (30g)
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