Is Matcha Paleo?


You have to wonder as you sip on your tea latte, is matcha paleo?

Green is one of those specific colors of health. Think of kale, and spirulina and all of those yummy green items full of nutrition. And not to be outdone, green tea matcha helps to safely cleanse and purge your body of harmful elements. It is the chlorophyll that gives this green tea and other plants their signature verdant color, and it is also what makes it a powerful detoxifier. This helps your body to eliminate both chemicals and heavy metals from the body - that's right. Think about the study on cilantro essential oil and the heavy metal detox as well. 

GREEN GREEN GREEN! 

Since matcha is a carefully shade-grown, it is substantially richer in chlorophyll than other green teas, making it a superior daily detox for your body.In fact, matcha isn't just green tea, "true" matcha is in fact, ground gyokuro. Gyokuro is a very amazingly green tasting tea, and always has reminded me a bit of wheatgrass if you want to know the truth. 

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Is my matcha tea a paleo drink?

The custom of drinking tea is said to have originated in China with the emperor Shen Nong. Regarded as an iconoclast of Chinese medicine, he introduced the tea plant to people around the year 2700 B.C. During the Song Dynasty (960-1279) this new powdered form of tea emerged

The freshly picked tea-leaves were steamed to preserve color and freshness, then dried and ground into a fine powder called ‘tea mud’. This was molded  then pressed and left to harden. Later it was dried in the sun and then baked to prevent rotting. These ‘tea cakes’ were easy to store and transport. To make a cup of tea one would break off a little piece of the tea-cake and then whisk the tea powder up in a drinking bowl. The matcha powder is very similar as a rich, ground powder. It's a healthy form of energy, but will also provide you with clarity and if you get the right brand, it's very pure as well.

I make sure that I don't have my matcha at the same time as my encapsulated whole foods, because it can block the absorption of folate. And boy do I NOT need any help in that department with my genetics. Now I have heard mixed messages on green tea and autoimmune disorders, especially those with 
Th2 dominance like those with food allergies, sticky blood and bowel disorders. Yet they also say that quercetin can be a problem, and that is one of my top mast cell support tools. So I think, as I teach my clients, you have to see how you feel and listen to your body. For now I will enjoy my mid morning tea, with added coconut cream, algae oil and love! 

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