Juicing is on the rise! An all too familiar scene is Los Angelenos hitting up the juice bar post workout in their yoga gear and big sunglasses. But the truth is juicing doesn’t have to be a fad. It’s most likely going to enhance your quality of life unlike the other fad diets and trends out there.
Everyday I get myself a juice either pre workout to energize or post workout to revitalize my body with nutrients that I may have depleted during my workout. I usually get a cold pressed juice but if I’m at my gym, Equinox, I take advantage of the convenience of the delicious juices at EarthBar located in all Equinox gyms. I order the vegetables blended and juiced in their blender.
Of course, nothing is more convenient than juicing in the comfort of your home, but let’s face it, it can get pretty messy. I also find that when I buy the organic vegetables necessary to get the maximum benefit from juicing, it gets pricey too. Throw in the cost of the blender and it will have you thinking twice about do it yourself juicing. To save all of that hassle, I just hop over to my local organic juice bar by my home and let them do all of the work. It taste just as good!
Kale is a rare vegetable in the sense that you can obtain calcium from kale –that key mineral also found in milk! It is also promoted for its Vitamin C and Vitamin A content. Kale is known for its Lutein content, and is one of the best sources of beta-carotene—a pro-vitamin A source.
Romaine is a highly nutritious salad green and is known for its vitamins A, B, and C content, as well as manganese and chromium content.
Spinach:The benefits of spinach, a leafy green, include sources of vitamin K, magnesium, and iron. This popular vegetable includes several important phytochemicals, including Lutein.
Cucumber and its significant water content aids in kidney, liver, and pancreatic function.
Parsley is known for its pro-vitamin A beta carotene content as well as its green chlorophyll content.
Watercress is one of the most nutrient-dense foods you can put in your body. Known for its calcium, iron, and potassium content, watercress ranks high among nutrition professionals.
Beets are cell-builders. They renew the body with a hint of sweetness and key minerals. Combined with carrots, consuming beets aid in kidney and liver function.
An excellent source of antioxidants from beta-carotene, carrots play an outstanding role in optimal health in the body and provide immune support.
Apples offer antioxidant vitamin C and soluble fiber. They are also a great way to lightly sweeten an otherwise tart juice.
An incredible fruit. Lemons are a natural acidifier. They have an incredible effect on the stomach, and as they stimulate the digestive system you will feel the change. We recommend adding lemon to everything!
This super root, with its refreshing flavor, contains many benefits including aiding in digestion by soothing the stomach and also aids in circulation.
Used in our Citrus 2 and Citrus 4, we love pineapple because it is not only delicious, but a source of manganese, and bromelain, an enzyme that helps break down proteins.
Pears are a collection of beneficial vitamins and minerals, including A, B1, B2, C, E, folic acid and niacin. It is known for its copper and potassium levels as well as its pectin content, which increases bulk and supports digestion efforts.
Grapefruit is a vitamin C powerhouse with a sprinkling of soluble fiber; it is no wonder grapefruits are a staple in so many healthy diets.
The coconut meat comes from the hearty white pulp of the coconut and presents our drinks with more flavors and fats to give you a richer, more palatable experience.
Young Coconut Water:
Coconut Water is often thought of as the natural alternative to sports rehydration drinks. It has an incredibly soothing taste, while it simultaneously provides natural energy to the body. Coconut water is an original source of water with a hint of naturally occurring minerals and carbohydrates.
These contain the antioxidant Vitamin C with its colorful coat of deep colors.
Strawberries contain phytonutrients and antioxidants such as vitamin C, which have repeatedly been shown to help protect cell structures in the body and fight oxidative reactions.
almond sugar content.
Like all citrus fruits, lime contains vitamin C, supporting a healthy immune system and fighting free radicals. Limes contain unique flavonoids.
Cinnamon is great at awakening your senses. It has the distinct role of complimenting our drink flavors for refreshing your palette. Also known to stabilize blood sugar levels.
Cacao is the raw form of chocolate for diminishing your appetite and enhancing your mood.
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