The Matcha Explosion
The title of this book,”The
Matcha Explosion”, closely parallels the rising
interest in health and well-being that we have seen unfolding in Americaover the past decade.Things have not always been as they are now. There was a time in
America’s history, where you could have a mea
l without a great deal of concern as to just what you were eating. Granted, perhaps eating greasyand fat laden foods is not healthy, which seems to be a part of the American food heritage, but it is nothing compared to the state of the foodindustry in this day.Before the 2
World War you did not have a large presence of thechemical industry in food preparation and storage. Our technologies had just not developed that far. Granted, you could go back to the turn of the20
century and get a good glimpse of where things were headed if you
read Upton Sinclair’s work, “The Jungle”. That painted a stark reality of
the meat processing industry in the early part of the 20
century. But still,
it was all food…
But, what do we face in this day? Franken-foods, a monumental presenceof the chemical industry in the creation of foods and a gradual depletion of the soils in which our crops are raised. All of this has given rise to a growing awareness within America for theneed to eat healthy, be informed, and find alternative ways to maintainour optimum health, which in America, has become somewhat whimsical.
And so we have turned to many of the old and ancient ways…some of
which are found in the Japanese culture. What are these ways?Meditation. Martial arts for an overall balance of our body. Drinkingwater, pure water that is. Coming to grips with the stress within, so thatwe may deal with the stress without. Cutting back on heavily ladenchemically processed foods.
And the list goes on…..