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What are the health benefits of juicing?

Juicing offers many life-enhancing health benefits including a faster, more efficient way to absorb immune boosting nutrients naturally found in fruits and vegetables. Juicing provides access to digestive enzymes typically locked away in the fiber matrix of whole fruits and vegetables.

Most commercial juices are processed (often with additives like cane syrup, corn syrup or water) and lacking in nutrition (vital nutrients are neutralized through irradiation and pasteurization) while freshly juiced fruits and vegetables are loaded with an abundance of vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients that are easily absorbed in your body and put to immediate use.

Drinking fresh juice can help most of us adopt healthier eating patterns. For those 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 for reaching your fitness and weight loss goals.

How does it work? Juicing removes the insoluble fiber from vegetables and fruits. While fiber is an established, important part of a well-balanced, long-term healthy diet, removing the insoluble fiber periodically or temporarily allows for increased absorption of specific health promoting phytonutrients including enzymes. By removing the fiber and consuming fruits and vegetables in liquid form, we are providing a nutrient delivery system to our bodies that allows people who would otherwise have difficulty consuming whole vegetables or fruit, the opportunity to reap the numerous benefits these food products have to offer.

We are huge fans of juicing. We think it is a fantastic way to consume the valuable vitamins, minerals and living enzymes found in fruits and vegetables while catering to a busy on-the-go lifestyle. Everything you need to enhance your health and performance is super-concentrated into a 16 oz. container that you can take with you wherever your day takes you. Raw juice is not processed in any way. back to top

What are phytonutrients and what do they do?

Plant foods contain thousands of natural chemicals. These are called phytonutrients or phytochemicals. These chemicals help protect plants from germs, fungi, bugs, and other threats. Fruits and vegetables (as well as other plant-based foods such as whole grains, nuts, beans and tea) contain phytonutrients. While phytonutrients aren’t essential for keeping you alive (like the vitamins and minerals that plant foods contain) they are attributed with helping to prevent disease and keep your body working properly. back to top

What do you mean – your juice is raw

Raw juice means that none of the produce used in our products have been cooked or subjected to any preservation processes like irradiation, pasteurization or other means of sterilization. back to top

What do you mean – your juice is cold-pressed?

A cold-pressed juice is one that is created by pressing freshly masticated fruits and vegetables in a fine mesh bag using hydraulic plates. This method extracts liquids from plant matter slowly and gently without denaturing valuable enzymes or breaking down nutrients with high levels of heat or oxygen. Click here for more information

What do you mean – your juice is hand-crafted?

Hand-crafted means to make or fashion by hand. This is the case with our products. We process no more than 5 portions of juice at a time. Each batch is tasted for flavor and the correct balance of ingredients before being packaged for delivery to you. back to top

What do you mean – your juice is batch-processed?

We process no more than 5 portions of juice at a time. This constitutes a batch. Each batch is tasted for flavor and the correct balance of ingredients before being packaged for delivery to you. back to top

What do you mean – your juice is made-to-order?

In order to keep costs down and your juices as fresh as possible, we batch process our juices to order. We do not keep an inventory of pre-made juices in stock. This means we will never deliver to you a juice that has been sitting around in our refrigerator past its best date. back to top

How much produce is in each 16 ounce juice you sell?

How much produce is in each 16 ounce juice you sell? Each 16 ounce container of our juice contains approximately 2 lbs. of produce. No water added. back to top

Do you produce juice everyday?

You can get your juice any day of the week except Sunday, but if you are a freshness fanatic please pay special attention to our production dates. We produce our fresh, raw, cold-pressed juices and other products on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. While our juices maintain nutritive value for 72 hours, they are just off the press on Monday mornings, Wednesday mornings and Friday mornings. If you are placing an order for multiple day’s worth of juice keep this schedule and our 72 hour product shelf-life in mind. back to top

How long does your juice last?

Our juices are alive, and are not artificially preserved in any way. This means that they must be kept refrigerated. We strongly recommend drinking them as soon as possible. They are best consumed within 72 hours of pick-up. After that they will still taste great, but their nutrient value and color will suffer. back to top

Isn’t juice full of sugar? Isn’t this bad for you?

Isn’t juice full of sugar? Isn’t this bad for you? This is true of many of the processed juices you will find at the grocery store. These products often lack the natural goodness of the fruit and vegetables advertised on their labels, but they retain all of the sugar. Not only that, they add extra processed and refined sugars on top. Our juices are fresh, raw juiced vegetables. Nothing is added. No nutrients are taken away. The naturally occurring sugars in our juices are accompanied by critical live enzymes, vitamins and trace minerals that are essential to good health – the same nutrients you would get from eating the fruits or vegetables raw. These nutrients offer you more than a fleeting sugar rush. back to top

Can your juices be used to replace meals?

We like to think of our juices as “vitamin infusions”. We think you should drink one whenever you feel the need – instead of your second coffee of the day or in place of a sweet snack that you might normally reach for in the mid-afternoon. Having said that, the answer to this question depends a great deal on the individual. Some people will find that a nutrient-dense juice or nut milk makes for a filling and convenient occasional substitute for a more substantial breakfast, lunch or dinner. Either way, integrating juices into your daily routine will help to keep you healthy, balanced and energized. We do not advocate replacing food with juice altogether. There is no substitute for great, healthy food. But if you’re looking to detoxify, break bad habits, re-set your taste buds or jump start your fitness routine with a little encouragement from your bathroom scale, you might opt for one of our 1 day, 3 day or 5 day juice bundles. back to top

Are your juices 100% organic?

Because we hand-craft our juices in small batches for a very small market, it would be cost-prohibitive for us to use 100% organic ingredients. However, we organically source any ingredient that is listed on the EWG’s Dirty Dozen list (http://www.ewg.org/foodnews/list.php#). For you this means that all of our apples, cucumbers, kale, peppers, and romaine lettuce are sourced organic. The remainder of our produce is sourced conventionally. back to top

Is juice a hydrator?

Yes and no. While water is a natural component of many fruits and vegetables, it is very important to drink plenty of water in addition to our juices. This is especially true if you choose to use our products to do a cleanse. It is very important to stay hydrated during a cleanse. Make sure you drink the daily recommended amount of water for your age, gender, weight and climate. back to top

Your juice is expensive, why?

Our juices are priced competitively in comparison with other fresh, raw juices. Our juices have no water added, contain no juice from concentrate and are juiced fresh every day. We bottle our juices in glass and we never artificially extend their shelf life with pasteurization or other high heat preservation processes. back to top

Can I use your products to cleanse? If so, how should I do so?

The specific ingredients of each of our drinks is not arbitrary. They are each selected based on their health benefits and attributes. The different ingredients perform different functions at different times of the day. However, you shouldn’t feel boxed in by the order of the juices. Do what comes naturally and what feels right for your body. Our Chef would recommend that any cleanse include at least one Morning Glory, a Green Giant and a Beetox. The fourth juice option is up to your tastes. Any cleanse will require at least one protein milk and will include an Electro-lite Me drink. back to top

Why cleanse?

For those who advocate cleansing, the belief is that cleansing is a way of clearing the toxic clutter from your system and pressing the reset button – kind of like rebooting your computer. Even if you’re already careful to avoid processed foods and drinks, stress and pollution can wreak havoc on your system, clouding both your body and your mind. A cleanse can help you flush out the toxins that build up inside you over time. Done properly, this can improve your digestion and charge you with renewed (and renewable) energy. It can also help you take stock of your current nutritional habits, and determine where there is room for improvement. You should emerge from your cleanse clear-headed, light on your feet, and with a new spring in your step. back to top

Can anyone cleanse?

We must emphasize that we are not medical professionals. We do not offer medical advice of any kind, nor do we offer medically supervised cleanses. If you have a medical condition or are on prescription medication, we strongly advise that you consult your doctor before considering a cleanse. We do not recommend cleansing if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or under 18 years of age. Beyond that, the decision to cleanse or not to cleanse is a personal one. Listen to your body, and do what feels right for you. back to top

Should I drink alcohol during a cleanse?

No.

Should I drink caffeine during a cleanse?

Not if it can be avoided.

Should I smoke during a cleanse?

No.

Can I eat real food during a cleanse?

If you want to experience all the benefits of a true cleanse then you should not eat any solid food during your cleanse. If you are juicing recreationally, try to stick to a healthy, well-balanced diet. There are many compromises in between. Do what feels right to you if you are not on a strict cleanse. back to top

What does it mean when I order a bundle or cleanse package and I choose “Chef’s Choice”?

Chef’s Choice means that the Chef will select the variety of juices to include in your bundle. This leaves you free from wasting valuable time over-thinking your juice subscription or cleanse. back to top

What is filtered water?

Our juices do not contain any added water. However, our nut milks and puddings do. The water we use is carbon filtered to remove any harmful chemicals. back to top

What should I do with my glass bottles?

You should recycle, repurpose, reuse. You can either do this on your own or you can register with us for our Returns Program and we will send you a Returns Program tracking ticket. You will then need to return your RINSED bottles (without lids) to us when you pick-up your next order and make sure that your Returns Program tracking ticket is punched for the items you return. For every 20 jars you return to us, we will give you a free juice, nut milk or pudding. If we forget, remind us! back to top

How should I return my glass bottles?

You should rinse your bottles at home and return them to us when you pick-up your next order. back to top
 

The Health Benefits of our Ingredients

Almonds
• Contain two vital brain nutrients, riboflavin and L-carnitine, which have been shown to increase brain activity, resulting in new neural pathways and a decreased occurrence of Alzheimer’s disease
• Contain mono-unsaturated fats, protein and potassium contained in almonds are all instrumental in heart health
• Nutritive to the overall health and functioning of the nervous system
• Regulate cholesterol
• Contribute to bone health
• Boost the immune system
• Regulate blood pressure
• Protect against diabetes
• Promote colon health

Apples
• Diuretic – helps the body expel excess water and flush the kidneys
• Detoxifying
• Laxative
• Antiseptic
• Lowers blood cholesterol
• Anti-rheumatic
• Liver stimulant
• Protects against cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease
• Natural tonic that invigorates and strengthens the body
• Aids digestive health
• Rich source of nutrients

Avocado
• Antioxidant
• Contains more potassium than many other fruits and vegetables (bananas are only slightly higher)
• High in essential fatty acids
• Largest amount of protein of any fruit
• Contains 17 vitamins and minerals, including vitamins A, C and E; all the B vitamins (except B12) including riboflavin
• Contains iron, calcium, copper, phosphorus, zinc, niacin and magnesium

Beet
• High in vitamin A and the enzyme betaine, which cleanses, nourishes and strengthens the liver and gallbladder
• Antioxidant
• Excellent source of potassium
• One of nature’s Viagras – high amounts of boron, directly related to the production of sex hormones
• Particularly beneficial to women whom are pregnant, as vitamin B promotes new growth cells and iron replenishes the iron in a woman’s body
• High source of energy – slow release of sugar and low calorie
• Laxative
• Antibacterial

Blue Green Algae (E3Live®)
• One of nature’s most efficient, versatile and prolific nutritional powerhouses
• Contains every vitamin, mineral and amino acid that the body needs
• 98% able to be assimilated by the body
• Highest known source of natural vegetable protein (58%)
• Provides energy, mental clarity and physical stamina
• “THE” SUPERFOOD!

Cacao Powder
• Purest raw form of chocolate
• Highest natural source of magnesium and antioxidants
• Rich in manganese (a powerful antioxidant that is also key to healthy bones and normal brain and nervous system functions)
• Rich in iron and chromium (beneficial for blood sugar control)
• Contains Theobromine which enhances mood and brain function
• Ideal for muscle contraction, cardiovascular health and PMS symptoms
• Great source of energy
• Contains PEA a “love” chemical as well as anandamide (a neurotransmitter of bliss)

Carrots
• Antioxidant – high in beta carotenes
• Diuretic – helps the body expel excess water and flush the kidneys
• Cleanses and restores the liver
• Anti-cancer (bioflavonoids and other plant chemicals)
• Protects arteries and lowers blood cholesterol levels
• Expectorant
• Antiseptic and antibacterial
• Immunity booster
• Prevents constipation
• Extremely nutritious and rich in vitamins A, B (folates) and C
• Rich in calcium, potassium and sodium

Cashews
• Cancer prevention
• Heart health
• Good for the nerves
• Prevents gallstones
• Hairs, skin and bone health

Cayenne Pepper
• Helps produce hydrochloric acid which aids in digestion and elimination
• Lowers both blood pressure and blood cholesterol
• Provide capsaicin which has been proven to kill prostate cancer cells and to stop heart attacks
• Stimulates blood circulation, purifies the blood and promotes fluid elimination and sweating
• Relieves muscle and joint pain
• Immune system booster
• Prevents stomach ulcers
• Decongestant (respiratory and sinus)
• High in vitamin A, B Complex and C

Chia Seeds
• Rich in omega 3 fatty acids
• High in protein (4g in 1 oz.)
• High in fiber (11g in 1 oz.)
• Source of calcium, magnesium, iron and zinc
• Packed with antioxidants
• Another super SUPERFOOD!
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Cinnamon
• Stabilizer of blood sugar levels – helps the body to use insulin more efficiently
• Believed to improve energy, vitality and circulation
• Promotes digestion
• Useful in treating colds
• Relieves nausea, vomiting, cramps and diarrhea
• Helps in treating Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Coconut Water
• Replenishes essential electrolytes
• Low calorie
• Boosts hydration
• Facilitates digestion
• Reduces blood pressure
• Rich in calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium and sodium

Cucumber
• Diuretic
• Contains sterols which may help the heart by reducing cholesterol
• High in water, low in calories
• Contains cancer-fighting lariciresinol, pinoresinol, and secoisolariciresinol.
• Good source of vitamin B giving a quick pick-me-up
• Contains phytochemicals that kill bacteria in your mouth responsible for causing bad breath
• Contains valuable electrolytes

Espresso Powder
• Antioxidant
• Contains caffeine which comes with a lot of nutritious benefits:
• Boosts memory
• Relieves post work-out muscle pain
• Increases levels of dopamine (happiness)
• Boosts brain alertness
• Boosts energy level

Ginger Root
• More than 12 types of antioxidants
• Stimulates blood flow to the digestive system and increases nutrient absorption
• Increases gall bladder activity, protects the liver against toxins and prevents the formation of ulcers
• Aids circulation
• Anti-inflammatory; relieves arthritis
• Anti-nausea
• Relieves headaches
• Expectorant
• Antispasmodic
• Antiseptic and antibacterial
• Immunity booster

Grapefruit
• Antioxidant
• Excellent all-around anti-cancer food (contains bioflavonoids, lycopene and other plant chemicals essential to fighting cancer)
• Low calorie
• Increases the body’s metabolic rate
• Lowers insulin levels
• Suppresses appetite
• Assists the body in fighting fatigue, fever, diabetes, constipation, indigestion, urinary problems, excess acidity and more

Jalapeno Pepper
• Contains capsaicin, a thermogenic that stimulates the body’s burning of fat by increasing the metabolism of the body’s adipose tissue
• Cancer fighting
• More vitamin C than an orange!
• Effective pain reliever – capsaicin blocks pain messages from the brain
• Naturally high in vitamins A and C, and also bioflavinoids. These help strengthen our blood vessels, making them more elastic and better able to adjust to blood pressure fluctuations
• Used to treat inflammatory bowl disease and stomach ulcers
• Helps the body dissolve blood clots
• May help to protect the heart by reducing cholesterol, triglycerides and platelet aggregation
• Effective pain reliever

Kale (all types)
• Antioxidant
• Cancer fighting qualities
• Very high in Vitamin K (critical in blood clot formation)
• Good source of vitamin C, vitamin A, calcium and manganese (a powerful antioxidant that is also key to healthy bones and normal brain and nervous system functions)
• Supports the cardiovascular system

Lemon
• Antioxidant
• Anti-cancer and cancer fighting properties
• Rich in vitamin C
• Necessary for a fully functioning immune system
• Digestive aid
• Helps prevent heart failure
• Helps wounds heal quicker

Maca
• Powerful adaptogen that helps balance hormones
• Increases energy and libido
• Excellent for correcting hormonal imbalances like PMS and menopause
• Boosts fertility
• Improves skin and hair
• Great source of non-animal protein (4g per 1 oz. of powder)
• Rich in vitamin B, C, and E.
• Provides plenty of calcium, zinc, iron, magnesium, phosphorous and amino acids

Maple Syrup
• May help prevent inflammatory diseases like cancer, osteoporosis, and Alzheimer’s
• Maple syrup’s antioxidants are also natural anti-agers
• Contains essential nutrients like zinc and manganese, which can help you ward off illness
• Great natural substitute for refined sugar
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Mint
• Aids digestion – stimulates digestive enzymes that fight fat
• Improves cognitive function
• Stimulates the liver and gallbladder
• Fights depression and fatigue
• Helps with respiratory disorders, coughs and asthma
• Improves oral health
• Used to treat ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease and diverticular disease
• Used to treat motion sickness, fevers, colds and flu
• Relieves acne symptoms
• Relieves flatulence

Orange
• Antioxidant
• Anti-cancer and cancer fighting properties
• Rich in vitamin C and limonene
• Necessary for a fully functioning immune system
• Good source of choline which improves mental function
• Prevents kidney disease
• Reduces risk of liver cancer
• Lowers cholesterol
• Boosts heart health
• Polyphenols protect against infection
• Regulates high blood pressure
• Protects skin
• Relieves constipation

Parsley
• Diuretic – helps the body expel excess water and flush the kidneys
• Stimulant
• Digestive aid
• Antioxidant
• Natural tonic that invigorates and strengthens the body
• One of the richest food sources of vitamin C

Pineapple
• Digestive aid
• Antioxidant
• Cough suppressant
• Good source of potassium
• Energy booster
• Promotes kidney health
• Blood sugar regulation
• Helpful in the care of skin in various ways. Good acne treatment, helps to heal wounds quickly, helpful in providing necessary elasticity for the skin.

Romaine
• Antioxidant
• Anti-cancer
• Heart healthy
• Excellent source of vitamin A and chlorophyll
• Good source of vitamin C which not only boosts your immune system, but helps keep your skin, bones and teeth strong
• Calcium iron, folic acid and potassium

Sea Salt
• Needed for every function of the body including hydration, kidney, lymph and cardiovascular health
• Helps maintain fluid balance
• Aids in the production of hydrochloric acid needed for digestion
• Contains minerals essential to overall health, unlike normal table salt

Sweet Potato
• Contains a large amount of heart-healthy vitamin B6
• Rich in beta-carotene an important antioxidant
• Great source of manganese which supports healthy blood sugar levels
• Appetite stabilizer
• Rich in vitamins C and E, potent antioxidant vitamins that play an important role in disease prevention and longevity
• Vitamins C and E also play a huge role in the health and beauty of your skin and hair

Sweet Yellow and Red Pepper
• Antioxidant
• Anti-cancer
• Cardio-protective
• High in vitamins A and C (almost 300% of your daily intake requirement)
• Red Bell Peppers are a great source of vitamin B6 and magnesium so decreases anxiety, especially related to pre-menstrual symptoms. Vitamin B6 is also a natural diuretic
• Activates thermogenesis which increases the metabolism
• High vitamin C and beta-carotene content is beneficial in preventing eye problems like astigmatism, cataracts and macular degeneration – also increases night vision

Turmeric
• Antioxidant
• Digestive aid
• Anti-inflammatory
• Protects liver cells and increases bile production and flow
• Effective in treating weak bones
• Cancer preventative – inhibits colon and breast cancer
• Boost insulin activity
• Reduces the risk of stroke
• Used to treat arthritis, cancer, hepatitis, candida, AIDS, Crohn’s disease and eczema
• Soothes menstrual difficulties
• Antimicrobial, antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral and anticoagulant

Vanilla
• Antioxidant
• Cognitive enhancing agent
• Calm stomach pains
• Reduce hunger
• Relieve stress
• Reduce joint pain
• Digestive aid
• Anti-inflammatory
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What produce does the Environmental Working Group list under the Dirty Dozen+ and the Clean 15?

Dirty Dozen +
• Apples (we source organic whenever available)
• Strawberries (we do not use this ingredient)
• Grapes (we do not use this ingredient)
• Celery (we source organic whenever available)
• Peaches (we do not use this ingredient)
• Spinach (we do not use this ingredient)
• Sweet bell peppers (we source organic whenever available)
• Nectarines (imported) (we do not use this ingredient)
• Cucumbers (we source organic whenever available)
• Cherry tomatoes (we do not use this ingredient)
• Snap peas (imported) (we do not use this ingredient)
• Potatoes (we do not use this ingredient)
• Kale (we source organic whenever available)
• Romaine (we source organic whenever available)
Clean 15
• Avocados (we source conventional – no risk)
• Sweet corn (we do not use this ingredient)
• Pineapples (we source conventional – no risk)
• Cabbage (we do not use this ingredient)
• Sweet peas (frozen) (we do not use this ingredient)
• Onions (we do not use this ingredient)
• Asparagus (we do not use this ingredient)
• Mangoes (we do not use this ingredient)
• Papayas (we do not use this ingredient)
• Kiwi (we do not use this ingredient)
• Eggplant (we do not use this ingredient)
• Grapefruit (we source conventional – no risk)
• Cantaloupe (domestic) (we do not use this ingredient)
• Cauliflower (we do not use this ingredient)
• Sweet potatoes (we source conventional – no risk)

NOTICE: The Power of Juice is NOT licensed to practice medicine; we are NOT a medical doctor; we do NOT give medical advice; this is NOT medical advice. If you need medical advice please seek out a professional medical doctor; nothing on this website shall be construed as medical advice. DISCLAIMER: It is advisable to seek professional [medical] advice prior to initiating any new regimen. The Power of Juice is NOT a medical organization and neither The Power of Juice nor its employees and/or staff can give any medical advice or diagnosis. Any/all information garnered from The Power of Juice shall NOT be interpreted as a substitute for medical advice or a doctor’s consultation, evaluation or treatment. Drinking raw juice may be harmful to your health. NUT ALLERGY WARNING: OUR PRODUCTS ARE MADE IN A FACILITY THAT PROCESSES NUTS. WARNING: Our products have not been pasteurized and, therefore, may contain harmful bacteria than can cause serious illness in children, the elderly, and PERSONS with weakened immune systems.

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