The most common questions about juice, heard while gathered around our morning wellness bars.
You all really like juice!
We can't blame you for that -- not only is fresh, cold-pressed juice delicious, but it's also a quick & easy way to add more fruits and veggies into your diet.
Whenever we host a morning wellness bar, we hear a ton of questions about the juice we serve. Here are some answers to the most common queries we receive.
Where is the juice from? Are you guys a juice company?
This juice is as fresh as possible. It is cold-pressed every morning and delivered straight to us. The only way it could be fresher is if we made it right front of your eyes -- but we'll leave the actual juice production to the professionals. They're much better at it.
What's the deal with cold-pressing?
Although cold-pressing sounds like the latest workout trend or skin treatment, it's really just a great way to make juice!
Cold-pressing uses thousands of pounds of pressure to extract max juice from fruits and vegetables without losing essential nutrients through the heat of blender blades.
True -- you do lose the fiber from the ingredients when you extract just the juice, but it would be really, really difficult to eat the pounds of fruits and vegetables that go into a single serving. Just make sure you include juice as a part of a balanced diet.
Is there any added sugar?
Then why is it so good?
The sweetness comes from the ingredients themselves - in some cases it's pineapple, apple, beets, or lemon.
Alright, I'll try it. What's in it?
So glad you asked! We're always excited to talk up the benefits of our juice ingredients. Here are our top 5 favorites:
This tiny little root packs a big punch! Ginger aids in digestion, inflammation, cold symptoms, and helps prevent nausea. It can help lower cholesterol, thus lowering the risk for diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Go, ginger!
Packed with Vitamins A, C, and E, wheatgrass is hailed as a powerful antioxidant. Early studies have shown it has potential to reduce inflammation, help prevent cancer and diabetes, and may help fight some infections. It also tastes awesome with our next favorite ingredient...
Pineapple juice is another great sweetener that contains a ton of benefits. It's high in Vitamin C, and it contains a rare enzyme called bromelain, which can help with joint inflammation and post-injury recovery and swelling.
The simple lemon is packed with Vitamin C, which not only can help shorten a cold, but also aids in iron absorption. Lemon juice also contains flavonoids, which can help reduce the risk of ischemic stroke in women.
Beets are a great way to sweeten your juice without adding refined sugar. They’re high in nitrates, which aid in blood flow and can help lower blood pressure, and they also contain antioxidants, folate, and Vitamin C.
Lucky for you, you can find any of these common ingredients in your grocery store! Who knew that simple ingredients were packed with such great benefits?