The power of juicing
- Calorie reduction without nutrient deprivation
- Promotion of healthy eating habits
- Delicious way to consume fresh produce
- Floods the body with micronutrients
Juicing offers many life-enhancing health benefits including a faster, more efficient way to absorb immune boosting nutrients naturally found in fruits and vegetables. It provides a way to access digestive enzymes typically locked away in the fiber matrix of whole fruits and vegetables. Most commercial juices are processed and lacking in nutrition while freshly juiced fruits and vegetables are loaded with an abundance of vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients.
Drinking fresh juice can help us adopt healthier eating patterns. For those of us who do not traditionally consume many fruits and vegetables, incorporating fresh juice can be a fun and different approach to increasing consumption of these important plant foods for improved health and wellness and reaching your weight loss goals
What is so good about cold pressed juices???
Cold-pressed juice is made with a hydraulic press that uses thousands of pounds of pressure to extract the maximum amount of liquid from fresh fruits and vegetables. No additional heat or oxygen is used in the process, meaning that no nutrients are lost in the heat of traditional pasteurization.
What’s the big difference between pasteurized and cold-pressed juices?
A lot, actually. Most conventional store-bought juices take six to 12 months from ‘juicing’ to pasteurization, then storage. Pasteurization is a process whereby something destined for human consumption (like juice, for example) is brought to a very high temperature for a short period of time, and then immediately cooled down. During this process, chemicals are applied to all produce being used in a juice to ensure bacteria does not form during packaging. This heat is used to eliminate harmful bacteria but also removes several good bacterias in the process.
Cold-pressed juice is much more expensive to make because it doesn’t use heat and has significantly more vitamins and enzymes. As a result of zero-heat extraction, ‘cold-pressed’ juice preserves valuable enzymes and vitamins for up to three days, which explains why cold-pressed juices have such a short shelf-life – 3 days.
ALL OF OUR JUICES AT THE LIVING CAFÉ ARE COLD-PRESSED AND ORGANIC.
THE LIVING CAFÉ USES NORWALK HYDRAULIC PRESS JUICERS