AUG 22, 2017
THE JOY OF JUICE
Here at A&D, we can’t think of anything better in the morning than starting the day off with a delicious refreshing juice. It’s pretty much our daily ritual and not just because they give you that much needed wakeup call first thing in the morning, but there are a lot of benefits to juicing. Drinking freshly made juices daily is the most efficient way to absorb all the nutrients found in fruits and veggies. Our immune system gets the boost it needs and the micronutrients from the good stuff are released in full force. This is especially beneficial to those of us who don’t consume our 5-a-day serving needed on a daily basis.
We have lots of juices available at our Juice Bar for all purposes. Whether you need a pick me up with the ‘Energizer’ juice, which is full of superfoods like wheatgrass and beets to really get you going for the day. Or, the ‘Detox’ juice packed with carrots and red apple, if you really need something to revive your body after a long weekend.
We asked our Juicetender Beth to what see her favourite juices are why they are so beneficial to our bodies:
“The Hydration Juice is a blend of watermelon, cucumber and lemon, it’s very refreshing and thrist queching. These 3 elements are packed full with health benefits. Watermelon is 91% water, contains 6% sugars, which makes it very low in fat. It is the highest alkaline fruit so is great for alkalizing your body from acidic foods. It also reduces blood pressure, blood sugar levels, boost the immune system, clean kidneys, produces energy and fights cancer. Lemons and cucumbers are also extremely alkalizing to the body and contain a high dose of vitamin C, which protects the body against inflammation.”
“The Awakener Juice is blend of oranges, carrots and ginger. It’s super delicious, people like it because it’s very fruity and fresh! Oranges and carrots are full of anti-inflammatory vitamins A and C. Also, the Ginger which is said to mitigate inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis. It can help alleviate both morning sickness and motion sickness, and there have been studies showing it protects against Alzheimer’s disease.”
“The Green Goddess Juice is a blend of kale, green apples, spinach, cucumber, celery and mint. This almighty juice has all of your superfoods and healthy greens all in one tasty juice. Green apples are a low-glycemic fruit that contain pectin, which pulls impurities out of your system. Kale is a nutritional powerhouse, full of vitamins C, K, A, iron and calcium. It also packs a whopping dose of lutein, which helps with eye function. Spinach is chock-full of vitamins C and E, beta-carotene, zinc, manganese, and selenium. It also contains an abundance of vitamin K, which helps maintain a healthy nervous system, and lutein, which helps fight macular degeneration. Celery contains a mix of electrolytes including sodium, potassium, calcium and magnesium, it’s high in vitamin A plus B1, B2 and B6, as well as iron and phosphorus. Consuming celery can also help you balance your body’s pH levels. Mint leaves are widely used as a digestive aid and it also offers anticancer benefits. Last but definitely not less is wheatgrass, it’s an effective healer, it contains all minerals known to man, and vitamins A, B-complex, C, E, l and K. It is extremely rich in protein, and contains 17 amino acids, the building blocks of protein.
As you can tell, Beth seriously knows what she is talking about when it gets to the good stuff. If you’re in need of a pick me up or something more specific to your health, stop by for a chat; the Juice Bar is open every day from 7am to 11am. She is more than happy to help you pick the perfect juice that’s right for you!