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Live with less caffeine

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Caffeine is a curious thing. Numerous studies both praise it for extending the length of your life and shun it for increasing anxiety and stress on your adrenal system. 

But one thing to remember is that the amount of caffeine one consumes can have a huge impact on an individual. Health Canada recommends not having more than 400mg of caffeine in the day. This is about the same as in three small cups of coffee.

If you are looking for a daily pick me up, try getting a proper night’s rest. The effect of proper sleep is to some the equivalent to having a huge cup of coffee whenever your energy levels fade.

Sometimes people find it difficult to get that rest, so if you are having trouble try incorporating some exercise into your daily routine. Get in the habit of doing something active, and you will sleep better. And you may find you don’t need to reach for that second espresso in the afternoon.

Another way to limit the amount of caffeine you consume is to incorporate matcha powder into your morning rituals, it's the latest craze and could replace your coffee. Matcha is green tea leaves from Japan that have to be ground down to a fine powder. This grinding process saves more of the nutrients and amino acids found in the tea leaves compared to boiling the leaf. A process that and powder that has been used by Japanese monks for over 800 years.

Matcha might not have the same amount of caffeine but more than enough to carry you throughout the day thanks to the high amounts of amino acids, antioxidants and minierals. New to the Pusateri shelf and available at all stores is matcha powder by Matcha Ninja. Just add a scoop or packet of matcha powder to a bottle of water on your way out the door, and you'll be good to go!

 


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