Most days, the promise of a cup of coffee (with a splash of oat milk) is literally what gets me out of bed in the morning. In order to resist the gravity pull of my pillow, I need to know there’s something on the other side that can help me power through the first few hours of the day. Can anyone else relate?
Well, if I ever needed more motivation to switch to matcha, this is it: According to Time, drinking coffee before 9:30 a.m. can actually create more stress in the body. (Yeah, I definitely don’t need that.) Cortisol—aka the stress hormone—is naturally highest between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. When you drink coffee, the caffeine interferes with the cortisol levels, which can lead to feeling more stressed and anxious.