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My Top 5 Nutrition Tips for Post Juice Cleanse

My Top 5 Nutrition Tips for Post Juice Cleanse

First, and most importantly, take a moment to celebrate the progress you’ve made so on taking charge of your health!  You’ve tossed away old habits and are now ready to adopt the refreshed and nourished lifestyle you deserve.  Great job, fellow cleanser!! After a juice cleanse, it’s important to keep in mind that you’ve given your digestive system a long break, so make sure to ease back into solid foods. Here are my top 5 nutrition tips to help you transition to food after a juice cleanse: Stay hydrated – Our nourishing cold-pressed juices helped to kickstart your hydration, now...

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Make Your Salads Exciting with Fresh Homemade Vinaigrette!

Make Your Salads Exciting with Fresh Homemade Vinaigrette!

This Summer has been a scorcher!!  Which means we’re all trying to avoid turning on our ovens, and firing up the grill instead.  Dinner doesn’t get easier than grilling up some chicken, fish or tofu, and pairing it with a refreshing crisp salad. But, repeating the same salad over and over can get a little tiresome.  Try adding a little excitement to your salads by changing up the dressings.  Fresh home-made dressings are easy to make and healthier.  With a variety of recipe combinations, you can create any kind of dressing that you enjoy, without the extra salt, sugar, and...

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Give your Body a ‘Power Kick’ with Herbs!

Give your Body a ‘Power Kick’ with Herbs!

Culinary herbs – like mint, cilantro, rosemary, and basil – are a great way to add flavor and excitement to dishes (and even water!), without adding any salt, sugar, or extra calories. Dried vs. Fresh?  Dried herbs are best added to dishes that require a long cooking time, and should be added during the cooking process.  Think of soups, stews, casseroles, and braised chicken.  Fresh herbs are best left uncooked, and should be added at the end to finish a dish.  Think of salads, sprinkled on top of a pizza, as garnish in a soup, sauces, salad dressing and marinades. ...

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Optimize your cardio performance with cold-pressed beet juices!

Optimize your cardio performance with cold-pressed beet juices!

Beets naturally contain plenty of nitrates, which come from nitrogen in the soil.  Nitrates convert to nitrites when exposed to bacteria in our mouth.  These nitrites then turn into nitric oxide our stomach.  When nitric oxide reaches our arteries, they start to relax and expand, which results in lower blood pressure [1].  Dietary nitrites have also been shown to improve your body’s ability to use oxygen during exercise [2] [3], which may lead to better performance by allowing you to exercise for a longer time before “hitting the wall.”  The evidence is especially strong with exercises that are oxygen dependent...

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