Author: Lisa Bradway

Consuming Green Produce Helps in So Many Ways!

 Benefits of Freshly Prepared Green Juice

March is all about Green!  We have great Green options in juice, smoothies, wraps and shots.  But why care about consuming greens?  Well, veggie juice is healthful, bioavailable, has digestive enzymes, and is alkalizing (helps offset the processed foods you are consuming).  It also has potassium, vitamin A, vitamin K, antioxidants, phytonutrients and naturally occurring minerals and folate. The enzymes found in fresh green juice helps your body digest the juice and make it bioavailable to your body quickly. 

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March is Nutrition Month – Are We Good?

Nutrition Month – ‘Hippocrates, a famous Greek physician, in the year 440 BC said, “Let food be thy medicine and let thy medicine be food”.  He is considered the father of modern medicine, but he would likely be appalled at the way medicine is practiced today with so much emphasis on pharmaceuticals as the cure-all and the lack of nutrients available in our food.  Hippocrates believed in natural healing with rest, good diet, fresh air,

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Natural Benefits of Herbs, Seeds, Flowers

Hibiscus flowers have been used in their dried form to make and herbal tea that was used by healers for decades to control high blood pressure.  Recent studies have confirmed the efficacy of Hibiscus and has show it to work as well as some pharaceuticals.  The study consisted of 75 subjects ages 31-70 who took either a placebo, lisinopril (10 mg/day) or hibiscus (150 mg/day).  After four weeks the placebo group showed little change in  blood pressure, 

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Why Fresh, Organic Food/Drinks Cost More

 

At the Northgate Juice Joint we use organic produce for everything listed on the Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) dirty dozen (most pesticide/herbicide residue) and we don’t use chemicals or artificial fillers to extend the shelf life of our products.  For example, our cashew milk is made with organic cashews and filtered water only! Thus, we make everything to order and/or in small batches and we pay 3-4x more for organic produce and products.

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Why Organic Matters?

There is a continuing debate regarding whether organic produce differs from conventional produce.  Some corporations deeply invested in the conventional methods (chemicals vs natural) spend a lot of money trying to convince the public and our legislators, that their product is beneficial, not harmful, and just as good as the organic. Based on common sense, research, and other countries’ findings….our “conventional methods of producing vegetables, fruits and farm animals” are not always overly healthly or beneficial and are not adequate substitutes for organic products.

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Benefits of Detoxing

How to help your body Detox. #1 Hydrate with clean water & natural liquids. So clean water means not stored in plastic in a hot area, reverse osmosis is great (Jacob’s well) in a glass bottle (can order online) or good home water filter. Your body can’t get rid of toxins without adequate water….drink at least 64 oz or 1/2 your body weight…add lemon for more benefit.

How to Detox #2. Get enough fiber.

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Bees are Dying – This isn’t a Joke or Hoax, it is Very Serious

40% of honeybee colonies died in the past year according to a recent USDA report and that doesn’t include all the deaths prior to that time.  The culprit appears to be a neuro-toxic pesticide marketed by Bayer.  It affects the central nervous system that impairs the bee’s mobility, navigation, feeding, foraging, memory, and learning.  Bees go foraging and never return, very unusual.   When the European Union was presented with this evidence, they immediately suspended the use of the most widely used neonicotinoids.  

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What’s The Real Story on Nut Milk

Is nut milk healthier for you?  That really depends on what is in the nut milk.  

Most commercially produced nut milks (cashew, almond) have very little nuts in them.  In fact, lawsuits have been filed in the past due to the miniscual amount of nuts (> 3%).  Further, many nut milks have additives so the “nut milk” looks and tastes like the cow version.  So what else is in the nut milk? 

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Benefits of Rosemary (Brain Function)

In folk medicine, rosemary has been associated for centuries with having a good memory.  Rosemary is a Perennial herb with evergreen, needle-like leaves and white, pink, purple or blue flowers.  Its name is derived from Latin “dew of the sea”.  It is Mediterranean in origin, but the plant is  hardy in colder climates and is used in cooking as well.

Researchers from Northumbria University in the United Kingdom found that,8-cineole, a main chemical in rosemary oil is linked with brain performance.

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Benefits of Fresh Pineapple

Great Benefits of Fresh Pineapple

Immune system support – Pineapple contains half recommended daily vitamin C a water-soluble antioxidant that fights cell damage, may reduce the risk of macular degeneration & plays an essential role in creating collagen.
Bone strength – Pineapple contains @75% of the daily-recommended value of manganese, essential for developing strong bones and connective tissue.
Digestion –  Pineapple contains significant amounts of bromelain, an enzyme that breaks down protein,

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