Juice Up Your Nutrition

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Thinking about making juice a regular part of your health routine? Congratulations! You’re in for a delicious, nutritious, and effective way of getting your body the healthy boost it needs! Fresh, healthy juices made up of diverse fruits and veggies (and ONLY fruits and veggies- no sugars, corn syrups, etc.) support digestive functioning while providing vitamins and minerals in a way which is easy for your body to absorb. In fact, if you’re a juicing rock star and going all-out with a juice cleanse, here are some of the benefits you’ll reap:

1- You’ll be giving your digestive system a much-needed rest; when your intestinal tract isn’t using its time and energy digesting solid food, it’s detoxifying itself and re-building beneficial bacterial colonies

2- You’ll be giving your body the vitamins and minerals it needs to begin the regeneration process and support its self-healing

3- You’ll be helping break the “sugar cycle” and hitting a kind of reset button for your body; you’ll essentially be kicking cravings for carb-heavy foods to the curb.

Ready to get started? Yes, we bet you are, but there’s something important to consider: how you’ll actually get your juices. You could always stop by our Café and grab a fresh, made-to-order blend (which is very, very tasty, fast, and always a good option) but if you’re more of a DIY kind of person, you might just want to consider getting your own home juicer. Plus, in the long run, you’ll probably end up saving some cash (and who doesn’t love that?)!

When we were researching which juicer to sell in our store, we took our time and we took the search seriously because we wanted to provide the best option available. The result: the Hurom Slow Juicer. This little bad boy is getting a lot of attention in the juicing world and after a couple of in-store demonstrations, we understand why! It’s called a “slow juicer” because its motor runs at a decidedly less-than-brisk 80 rpm. This slow motor speed eliminates the oxidation and separation that often occur with traditional juicers and preserves enzymes and nutrients that are harmed by the friction generated by faster motors. Now before you start thinking that a slow motor means slow juicing, we can tell you that isn’t the case: this baby is fast! It actually extracts juice more rapidly than many other juices and the yield is phenomenal. Plus, the juices it makes are delicious and taste fresher than anything we’ve had before!

The Hurom Slow Juicer is our top-pick for home juicing and we think you’ll love it as much as we do. We’re also in love with these juice glasses by Luminarc. Available in three sizes, they come with tight-fitting lids so you can pack your freshly made juice in your bag and drink it on the go!

Happy Juicing!