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Matcha is an excellent drink to have on a regular basis, however, that doesn't mean it's the best drink to sip on all throughout the day.When you think of caffeinated drinks, green tea likely doesn't come to mind first. That's because one, 8-ounce cup of traditional green tea only contains about 28 milligrams of caffeine. Matcha on the other hand contains an average of about 64 milligrams of caffeine per 8-ounce cup.In case you need a refresher, matcha is a powder made from finely ground green tea leaves and is prepared in two different grades: ceremonial (for drinking) and culinary (cooking/baking). The creamy tea also packs a host of health benefits, with research suggesting that it supports both brain and heart health. (Related: The 7 Healthiest Foods to Eat Right Now)As Anna Kavaliunas, holistic coach and co-author of "Matcha, A Lifestyle Guide" told us in an article about the best matcha powders to buy on Amazon, matcha contains 140 times more of a specific antioxidant known as EGCG than typical green tea. A recent study revealed that this specific compound may inhibit the growth of cancerous tumors and even repair damaged DNA. Still, 1 to 2 cups of matcha goes a long way—there's no need to overdo it, otherwise, you could become restless or get a headache—especially if you've already had a cup of coffee that day.For context, one cup of coffee contains anywhere from 95 to 200 milligrams of caffeine, so if you usually find yourself becoming jittery after just one cup of coffee, know that two cups of matcha may be your max. However, matcha does contain the amino acid L-theanine, which can help create a calming effect by enabling the body to absorb the caffeine slower than it would after drinking espresso, for example.Bottom line, one cup of matcha doesn't contain quite as much caffeine as a cup of coffee, but it's wise to ease yourself into the beverage before you whisk the powder into several cups of water.For more, be sure to check out The #1 Best Tea to Drink, According to Dietitians.
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ABC tops Thursday in key demo thanks to “Grey’s Anatomy” Let’s be real: Robert Smigel’s “Let’s Be Real” on Fox is a dud. The puppet sketch-comedy show fell below 1 million total viewers last night. Thursday was the second week of Smigel’s special. ABC topped Thursday in the key adults 18-49 demographic with it’s usual one-two punch of “Station 19” and “Grey’s Anatomy” (we wouldn’t really lump “Rebel” into the winning combination) but CBS finished first in primetime in total viewers. ABC was first in ratings with a 0.7 rating/5 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 4.1 million, according to preliminary numbers. “Station 19” at 8 p.m. had a 0.7/5 and 4.3 million total viewers. At 9, “Grey’s Anatomy” earned a 0.9/6 and 4.8 million total viewers. “Rebel” at 10 received a 0.5/3 and 3.2 million total viewers. CBS and NBC tied for second in ratings, both with a 0.4/3. CBS was first in total viewers with 4.2 million, NBC was third with 2.7 million. For CBS, “Young Sheldon” at 8 had a 0.5/4 and 6.4 million total viewers. “United States of Al” at 8:30 settled for a 0.4/3 and 4.6 million total...Read original story Ratings: Fox’s Puppet-Sketch Show ‘Let’s Be Real’ Falls Below 1 Million Viewers in Week 2 At TheWrap
10 of the best places to visit in Portugal, chosen by readersWith Portugal announced as the only major destination on the green list on Friday, our tipsters choose their favourite natural parks, towns, beaches and seafood restaurants The Cavado River in the Peneda-Gerês national park, in northern Portugal. Photograph: Sergey Peterman/Getty Images
Psaki said Thursday that “it’s going to be time for somebody else to have this job in a year from now” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said this week she isn’t likely to stay in her role past next year. In a Thursday interview with her former Obama administration colleague David Axelrod, the current press secretary explained, “I think it’s going to be time for somebody else to have this job in a year from now or about a year from now.” She elaborated, saying she wants to spend time with her children, although she thinks she has a “great job” that will “be hard” to leave. “I don’t want to miss moments. I don’t want to miss things and I’m very mindful of that as well,” she said. Under former President Barack Obama, Psaki served in a number of communications roles. Axelrod, who is now with CNN and chatted with Psaki for the network’s “Axe Files” podcast, was a senior advisor to Obama. Psaki, like Axelrod, also worked at CNN for a time, though she left her gig as a commentator to join President Joe Biden’s transition team after the 2020 election. She was subsequently named to his all-female communications team and began giving press briefings that were compared to those that took place under former President Donald Trump, with her briefings branded much more “normal” by relieved observers. Listen to Psaki’s “Axe Files” conversation here. Read original story White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki to Step Down Next Year At TheWrap
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Mark Millar explains why the first season serves as an eight-episode pilot of sorts (The following story contains spoilers for the first season of Netflix’s “Jupiter’s Legacy”) “Jupiter’s Legacy,” Netflix’s superhero epic from Mark Millar, has a lot of story to get through, given that it spans multiple generations of superpowered people over the course of 90 years. And the eight-episode Season 1, which debuted Friday, only scratches the surface of Millar’s sprawling comic book story. That’s largely because half of each episode is dedicated to tracking the origin of Josh Duhamel’s Sheldon Sampson, aka The Utopian, and his soon-to-be-superpowered friends who make up The Union. The group’s backstory — which begins with the Stock Market crash of 1929 and ends with their journey to a mysterious island where aliens grant them special abilities — is only a very small part of the comic books, which mostly focus on The Union in the present day and their kids who struggle to live up to a changing world and their parents’ ideals. The TV version, however, tells both stories simultaneously in an ode to one of the greatest films to ever employ a dual-timeline structure. “What [original showrunner] Steven DeKnight suggested, which I think was a really excellent idea, was instead of starting in 1929 and running chronologically, use the ‘Godfather II’ structure of going back and forward. You have Michael Corleone and Vito Corleone’s story being told at the same time,” Millar told TheWrap. “The ‘Godfather II’ structure shows the father and the son at the same age. And that’s the same thing that’s been done here, to show the young characters and the old characters at the same age and essentially making the same mistakes.” The first season of the Netflix series is largely based on Millar’s 10-issue comic “Jupiter’s Legacy,” with potential future seasons likely to incorporate the 12-issue prequel “Jupiter’s Circle” and the upcoming sequel run “Jupiter’s Legacy: Requiem.” Millar said that when he wrote the “Jupiter’s Legacy” comic series, he chewed through plot because his writing timeline was very condensed in order to fit with Frank Quitely, his preferred illustrator’s, own schedule. “The comics I wrote at a breakneck pace,” Millar recalled. “I would rattle through things really fast, which actually worked really well for the comics.” As such, Millar said they probably only got through the first two issues of “Jupiter’s Legacy,” plus “a few things taken from other issues,” in the first season of the Netflix adaptation. “And so we’ll get tons of material to get through in future seasons if we’re lucky enough to have them,” he added. With so much more plot from the comics left to explore, the first season of “Jupiter’s Legacy” largely serves as an eight-episode setup for the series, as it tracks the story of Duhamel’s Superman-esque The Utopian and his son Brandon (Andrew Horton), aka Paragon, and daughter Chloe (Elena Kampouris). Along the way, the present-day storyline focuses on the current generation of superheroes, most of whom are the offspring of the elder generation known as The Union. Meanwhile, the past storyline follows Sheldon and his brother Walter (Ben Daniels), who are dealing with their father’s suicide in the wake of their steel company going under amid the start of The Great Depression. After Sheldon has visions of his dead father that include a mysterious island, he gathers a group of individuals, whom he sees in those visions, including Walter, journalist Grace (Leslie Bibb) and his friend George (Matt Lanter). As for what potential future seasons may have in store, Millar said they’re likely to keep the same dual-timeline structure — meaning “Jupiter’s Circle,” a 12-issue comic run that takes place in the 1950s and ’60s and chronicles the early days of The Union, would probably be incorporated. “Yeah, I think that narrative structure, once you establish that, it’s very difficult to step away from that,” Millar said. “Jupiter’s Legacy” is now streaming on Netflix. Read original story ‘Jupiter’s Legacy': How ‘The Godfather Part II’ Inspired the Netflix Adaptation At TheWrap
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For the past six years, winner Jeff Yanes entered the HGTV Home Giveaways twice daily. Now he's parting ways with his grand prize.
Billie Eilish is publishing her family photos: ‘It made me miss a lot of parts of my life’. Ahead of her new album, the singer is publishing her childhood snaps as a book, showing life before her rise to fame at just 14. Now 19, she says she ‘wouldn’t do it differently’
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Seth Meyers on Florida’s voting law: ‘Signing the bill on Fox & Friends gives the game away’. Late-night hosts discuss a restrictive new law, Arizona’s conspiracy-fueled election audit, and Caitlyn Jenner’s Hannity interview
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If you think shifting your diet to plant-based makes life boring, think again. One California coffee creamer brand has unveiled a flavor lineup that might make your morning feel like a party.Nutpods is a brand of plant-based creamers that was started in 2013 when the founder was eating at a Lake Tahoe diner and was frustrated that she couldn't find a truly delicious non-dairy creamer. The past six years of development suggest there's nothing "regular" about their regular flavor variety, as we're talking tastes like caramel, cinnamon swirl, and oat French vanilla. Now, Nutpods has debuted a limited-time summer "Confection Collection," featuring three wild flavors: coconut macaroon, toasted marshmallow, and—wait for it—cotton candy.RELATED: Costco Foods You Should Always Avoid, According To NutritionistsThe brand says now you can "have your cake and eat it, too," while all three Nutpod Confection Collection flavors are said to be naturally flavored (though as some Whole Foods customers recently pointed out, naturally flavored is sometimes a loaded term).As for wellness vibes, Nutpods delivers all the things: they're gluten-free, certified vegan, kosher, non-GMO Project Verified, and free of soy or the thickener carrageenan. (They do, however, contain tree nuts.) At 10 calories, one fat gram, and zero carbs, Nutpods are zero points on WW.One interesting tidbit is that while Nutpods are mostly Whole30-approved, the cotton candy flavor is not. Whole30 founder Melissa Urban reportedly weighed in on this, as she's quoted saying on Nutpods' FAQs page: "Cotton Candy has the same compatible ingredients as all the Nutpods unsweetened products. However, while the ingredients are Whole30 compatible, the flavor 'Cotton Candy' does not fit the spirit or intention of the Whole30 program." She goes on to say that she's a fan of many other Nutpods flavors, as they do fit the Whole30 profile.It appears part of Nutpods' branding is their versatility, as they offer a variety of recipes on their website. To craft a summer "cotton candy cooler," they suggest adding a couple tablespoons of the new cotton candy flavor creamer to some iced hibiscus tea, then drizzling in some honey or agave nectar.Nutpods are available on Amazon and Canada's Natura Market for the adventurous who are up for giving these flavors a try.If you've got breakfast on the brain, read up on 6 Oatmeal Mistakes That Are Making You Gain Weight.Sign up for the Eat This, Not That! daily newsletter for the grocery and nutrition news you need.
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