I know what you’re thinking, but your morning coffee isn’t doing you any favors. You see, it’s all about acidity and the need to balance your pH in order to ensure good health. Essentially, we need to focus on eating an alkaline diet so that your body is able to detoxify and so that your liver can work effectively. Swapping your highly acidic morning coffee for a cup of matcha tea will help your body to balance your pH naturally.
What Happens if You’re Too Acidic?
Not all acid is bad; your stomach needs an acidic environment in order to properly digest your food, but the rest of your body needs to have a pH of 7 to 7.4 in order for your metabolic system, repair mechanisms, enzymatic and immunologic systems to work optimally.
When your pH is not balanced, you may be subject to:
- A slow metabolism which can make it difficult to lose weight
- High blood pressure
- Reduced immunity
- Fluctuating moods
- Low energy
- Aging prematurely
- Chronic fatigue
- Joint pain
- Aching muscles
- Issues with bladder and kidneys
- Yeast and fungal infections
Balancing your pH
One way to reduce acidity is juice half a lemon and drink that in a glass of water first thing in the morning. While it may seem counter-intuitive, lemon juice has an alkalizing effect on the body. Increasing your intake of dark-colored fruits and green leafy vegetables will also help. Dark green vegetables have a high chlorophyll content and provide more oxygen to your tissues.
Your Morning Coffee
Matcha tea is shade-grown to increase its chlorophyll content. That means its an alkaline superfood. Just one cup of matcha a day will help to balance your pH naturally. And now we come full circle to your morning coffee. Studies show that coffee is highly acidic and throws your pH out of whack. When this happens first thing in the morning, you end up feeling tired and irritable.
Matcha has just as much caffeine as your morning coffee, but with all its natural alkalizing abilities, you will feel relaxed and focused. So leave the dark side and join the green revolution—try matcha tea instead of your morning coffee and watch your world change for the better.