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Benefits of Matcha Tea (Green Tea Powder)

Matcha is green tea or more specifically, a powdered green tea, more concentrated than the tea leaf version.  For the last few weeks of the growing cycle, the tea is grown without direct sunlight.  This causes a tremendous increase in chlorophyll production, a great detoxifier (heavy metals, chemical toxins).  It is harvested & steamed quickly to prevent oxidation (retain color, prevent loss of antioxidants).  The leaves are dried & made into a powder.  Matcha has been consumed for centuries in the Asian culture but has found popularity in the West more recently due to claimed health benefits. 

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Vitamin Deficiencies – B12

Many people walking around today are actually malnourished.  Why?  Six reasons:

Lack of nutrients in conventional soils – particularly regarding minerals, 2.  Produce picked too early, stored too long, or processed, 3.  Common medications (all ages, prescribed and over-the-counter) block the absorptions of many vitamins and nutrients, 4.  Preservatives in food & packaging as well as herbicides & pesticide residues influence whether vitamins/minerals are absorbed and used properly, 5.  Not getting a variety of vitamins/minerals,

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How to Test if you are Dehydrated

How to tell if you are hydrated (a 1-2% dehydration level can create problems):
1)  Pinch the skin on the back of your hand and then let go, if it takes longer than 2 seconds to go back to normal you may be dehydrated.
2)  Check your urine, if it isn’t clear or pale yellow, you may be dehydrated  (http://www.doctoroz.com/article/urine-color-palette)
3)  Are you thirsty – you are already dehydrated, drink up!

See my blog on hydration on our website northgatejuicejoint.com

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Benefits of Hydration & Drinking Water

Why Hydrate?

Better looking skin – proper hydration leads to better looking skin (and less wrinkles).

Less fluid retention – when you are dehydrated, your body retains fluids.

Fewer Headaches – The brain sits inside a fluid sack that keeps it from bumping against the skull, explains Higgins. If that fluid sack around the brain is dehydration, the brain can bump against the skull, causing headaches. headache

Reduce Afternoon fatigue – dehydration leads to fatigue,

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