By Alane Palmer, ND, CNC, and Donna Manrique
Feeling fatigued? Suffering from headaches? Bruise easily? Feeling unbalanced and unwell? What is your body trying to tell YOU?
Wouldn’t you like to regain your quality of life and live life to the fullest by being the best YOU possible! I know I want to, I am sure you do too!
It’s true, you are what you eat and sometimes minor adjustments in your diet can make all the difference in the world! Little signs and symptoms can be indicative of a greater health issue. It is truly amazing that when people implement change in their diet they can experience improvements that impacts the happiness and quality of their life. Cold pressed greens are a very popular and effective way to start a change and accomplish this everlasting life effect.
How cold – pressed juices are made: a hydraulic press crushes and then presses the fruit and vegetables. Then the juice is bottled, sealed and put in a large chamber, which fills with water and applies a crushing amount of pressure to inactivate pathogens. Just as the name suggests, the pressed fruits and vegetables extract the maximum amount of nectar from the pulp and fiber, leaving the rawest form of juice available.
What is the difference between cold pressed juice and other juices? For one, the chemicals. The process of pasteurization uses chemicals so bacteria doesn’t impact the juice prior to packaging. The heat does kill bad bacteria but is also kills any good bacteria. Yes! The good stuff is lost! In addition, cold pressed juices have significantly more vitamins and enzymes, which is retained for 3 days. With a 3-day shelf life, the juice is more expensive but well worth the rewards!
Cold pressed juices are loaded with needed nutrients! Too many people these day are suffering needlessly from symptoms that may just be nutrient (vitamin, mineral) deficiencies. The key is to figure out which nutrients are deficient and then support your body accordingly to help prevent symptoms and unnecessary health challenges.
Suffering from health challenges? Experiencing muscle cramps and or spasms? Depression? Tooth decay? Or perhaps some nausea, numbness or tingling? Getting a good night’s sleep or counting sheep? It could be a deficiency in Vitamin C, Magnesium or even Folate. With our comprehensive vitamin and mineral blood test, we will help you identify the issue and work with you to find a customized solution that is right for you and your lifestyle.
Specific Nutrients in Greens:
Kale is a good source of vitamins K, C and A, B6 , folate, B2 and B3 and the minerals calcium, potassium magnesium , phosphorous
Spinach is a good source of vitamin K, A, folate, iron, B2, B6, E, and the minerals manganese , magnesium, iron, potassium, calcium, zinc and choline which helps with focus.
Cucumber is a good source of vitamin K, the B vitamin pantothenic acid which helps support the adrenals, vitamin C, biotin and B1. It also is a good source of the minerals potassium, manganese, phosphorus and magnesium.
We will leave you with this delicious mid-afternoon pick me up:
Cucumber Kale Green Juice
1 cup kale (A, C, Calcium, Potassium)
1 cup spinach (A, C, Iron, Folate, Magnesium, Fiber)
a few sprigs of parsley
1/2 cucumber (C)
1 lemon peeled quartered and seeded (C)
1 or 2 green apples cored, seeded and chopped (Fiber)
small piece ginger (C, Magnesium, Potassium)
So…………drink your greens and get tested to make sure your vitamin and mineral levels are optimal for your health and wellness!
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Medical disclaimer: Our Test kits and all tests cannot be used to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. All test results are to be used as educational materials and as a guide to help support your overall health and wellness. Always discuss health concerns with your medical doctor.
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