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Cold-Pressed Juicing Vs Regular

Mitchel

Cold-Pressed Juicing Vs Regular

With the juice craze sweeping the world, and juice cleanses and detoxes becoming ever more popular, many people are raising the question: what exactly is the difference between cold-pressed and regular? It’s a good question, and while most people vaguely understand that cold-pressed is better, they aren’t sure why. The simple answer is that juice’s value derives from the food value it contains inside it. Raw fruits, vegetables and spices contain high levels of enzymes and nutrients. As most of us learned in high school chemistry class, these are complicated molecular structures that unravel when they’re heated. That means they’re...

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Spice Up Your Mornings: Why You Should Start the Day with Ginger

Mitchel

Spice Up Your Mornings: Why You Should Start the Day with Ginger

Ginger is delicious in so many forms: candied, pickled, added to tea. Its widespread popularity has stood the test of time, earning it an honored place in Ayurvedic medicine as well as current clean eating trends. Whether you chop it up into a stir fry, turn it into a cookie or just eat it on its own, the trusty ginger root isn’t going anywhere any time soon. (Except maybe on our plates and into our juice glasses.)Chances are, you’ve already noticed that ginger has earned an entirely different reputation in the last decade as well: a powerhouse cancer fighter. New...

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The Biggest Mistake You're Making with Your Juice

Mitchel

The Biggest Mistake You're Making with Your Juice

Juicing has swept the world as a viable means of boosting health, extending life and just plain making mornings more delicious. But many people, in their pursuit of greater health, are working against themselves by making a simple mistake: buying low-quality ingredients. Buying underripe or wilted produce, buying produce from far away and prioritizing superficial labels over actual nutritional value are all errors in judging the worth of produce. Because plain and simple, some are worth more than others. For instance, the debate about whether or not organic ingredients actually contain more nutritive value has been raging for decades. Increasingly,...

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This is Your Brain on Turmeric (Spoiler Alert: It's Better Than Before)

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This is Your Brain on Turmeric (Spoiler Alert: It's Better Than Before)

Turmeric is the spice world’s current wunderkind. A casual observer might think it was a mythological nectar, said to heal a vast array of diseases, make you smarter and give you the immune system of a god. But with so much promised, what can really be real? Good question. While a full answer is beyond the scope of this post, let’s take a look at one of the most promising areas of research: the effect of consuming turmeric on your brain. If you’ve been paying attention to turmeric news these last few months, you’ve likely heard of curcumin. Curcumin is one of the...

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Why Whole Root, Not Powder

Mitchel

Why Whole Root, Not Powder

Turmeric is a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, helping your body fight free radicals that lead to aging, and inflammation that leads to metabolic syndrome. These incredible properties explain why juices, infusions and shots crowd supermarket shelves, all boasting their health-boosting features.   There's just one problem: Most of these products are using the wrong kind of turmeric. The dried form – that powdered orange spice you add to curries - is delicious and savory, but unfortunately the drying and pulverizing process draws many of the active nutrients from the resulting substance. Despite this, many wellness blasts and infusions today use the powdered form,...

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