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 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 Matcha Tea (Green Tea Powder)

Matcha is green tea or more specifically, a powdered green tea, more concentrated than the tea leaf version.  For the last few weeks of the growing cycle, the tea is grown without direct sunlight.  This causes a tremendous increase in chlorophyll production, a great detoxifier (heavy metals, chemical toxins).  It is harvested & steamed quickly to prevent oxidation (retain color, prevent loss of antioxidants).  The leaves are dried & made into a powder.  Matcha has been consumed for centuries in the Asian culture but has found popularity in the West more recently due to claimed health benefits. 

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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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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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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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The 2017 Dirty Dozen List – Eat Organic

The Environmental Working Group recently released their Dirty Dozen 2017 list…produce with the most pesticide residue or the most harmful.  There are several changes:  Spinach shot up to number 2, Pears moved and strawberries continue to be number one due to the sheer number of chemicals , the serious harm they can cause and the fact that we are eating significantly more strawberries thus increasing the harmful effects.  Below, I’ve taken excerpts from the EWG website to highlight some of the issues. 

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Vitamin Deficiencies – B12

Many people walking around today are actually malnourished.  Why?  Six reasons:

Lack of nutrients in conventional soils – particularly regarding minerals, 2.  Produce picked too early, stored too long, or processed, 3.  Common medications (all ages, prescribed and over-the-counter) block the absorptions of many vitamins and nutrients, 4.  Preservatives in food & packaging as well as herbicides & pesticide residues influence whether vitamins/minerals are absorbed and used properly, 5.  Not getting a variety of vitamins/minerals,

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A Juice Cleanse will Work

FROM :http://www.msn.com/en-us/health/nutrition/9-reasons-a-juice-cleanse-will-work-in-your-favor/ss-BBoSvDN

“People have a lot of opinions about juice cleanses, and a lot of those opinions seem to be negative. Questions and comments like, “Why would I ever choose to starve myself,” or, “I heard juice cleanses make you miserable,” often come up during a discussion about detoxing. While we understand why the thought of consuming nothing but juice may raise some eyebrows, remember the saying, “You can’t knock it till you try it.” Perhaps after reading on about the benefits of a juice cleanse,

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Vitamin Deficiency Series – Part 1 Magnesium

Many people walking around today are actually malnourished.  This includes those who look healthy, are obese, take medications, are young and older, and those who eat seemingly healthful diets and take supplements.  Why?  Six reasons:

  1. 1.  Lack of nutrients in conventional soils – particularly regarding minerals
  2. 2.  Produce picked too early, stored too long, or processed
  3. 3.  Common medications (all ages, prescribed and over-the-counter) block the absorptions of many   vitamins and nutrients
  4. 4.  

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