Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Did you know that 95% of the vitamins and enzymes our bodies need are found in the juice of raw fruits and vegetables? Drinking juice allows highly concentrated vitamins, minerals and enzymes to rapidly enter the bloodstream, where our body can absorb all of the nutritional benefits of the fruits and vegetables. This easy absorption gives your digestive organs a much-needed rest and replenishes them at the same time.
The juices sold at Front Street Cafe are freshly squeezed so you can benefit from as much nutrition as possible with little or no oxidation. Each of our juice recipes provides and healthy and refreshing combination of fruits, vegetables and other nutritional substances to keep you healthy. Nutritionists maintain that the best time to drink juice is on an empty stomach or at least an hour before eating a meal. This maximizes the amount of nutrients absorbed into the body. Experts believe that juicing not only facilitates weight loss, increased energy levels, strengthened immunity, strong bones and a glowing complexion, it may also reduce chances of heart disease, cancer and strokes, three of the leading causes of death.
A growing body of research suggests that most vitamin supplements don’t help prevent chronic disease.* A synthetic vitamin or mineral is a laboratory simulation of the real thing and cannot recreate all of the nutritional properties found in a plant. Naturally sourced, plant-based vitamins and minerals are more easily and completely absorbed by the body.*
So why turn to organic juice as opposed to conventional? You may know that one of the main problems with non-organic vegetables is that most conventional farming methods utilize genetically modified organisms, aka GMOs, and high quantities of chemical fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides. Many of these compounds have been shown to cause cancer and other types of illnesses while others are simply not even tested thoroughly before they are integrated into our food systems. When you juice vegetables and fruits you are using large amounts to make a single serving and often times the skin and peels are used in the juicing process. There is a good chance that these harmful chemicals when present in the produce, will make their way right into your juice.
While it may be difficult to either source or afford an entirely organic diet, if you are juicing it is almost a necessity. Why bother juicing if you are going to ingest a cocktail of unknown chemicals in the process? At Front Street Cafe we make it a point to ensure that all of our juices, teas and coffee are 100% organic. We respect your health and wish to share our vision for a healthy, sustainable community.