May 31 | TASTE BEYOND

To Juice or Not To Juice

There’s no doubt that nutrition and wellness are on the rise, and people are caring more about what they are putting in their body. There are so many different ways to eat clean and be healthy, juicing being one of them.

So what’s all the hype about pressed juice these days? Juicing is a good way to only put things in your body that are highly beneficial like vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

Let’s break it down.

Why It’s Good For You

The whole point of juicing is to get the most out of your fruits and vegetables. The process that is used for pressed juice literally extracts and preserves the most nutritional properties because it does not use heat that could kill these elements.

How It’s Made

Fruits and vegetables are crushed by a hydraulic press that uses thousands of pounds of pressure to extract the maximum amount of liquid, preserving most of the vitamins, minerals, and enzymes. It is then filtered and the result is a very clean, nutritious juice, which tastes freshly squeezed!

Pro Tip

Juicing is one of the healthiest ways to introduce and maximize your intake of fruits and vegetables, but it is sometimes easy to forget that some of these drinks can be high in sugars, which makes their caloric intake high as well.

The best way to avoid juicing being counter productive is to focus mainly on the vegetables instead of the fruits. Vegetables don’t have nearly as much sugar as fruits, and usually these bottles have 1.5 to 2 servings, so keep all of these things in mind when choosing your cold pressed juice.

Where To Try It

If you’re not one to juice at home, you can try fresh pressed juice at a local shop. I love Pressed Juicery, which has locations in California, Hawaii, Las Vegas, New York and Seattle. If you don’t have a shop near you, stop by your local Whole Foods Market for wholesome brands such as Blue Print and Evolution Juice.


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