By Andrea Paran
Hello and welcome to our new blog! We here at the Juice Institute are so proud of what we do. Not only do we want to provide you with the nutritional benefits of our cold pressed juices, but we want to help you achieve health and happiness as well! Join us every month as we discuss the health and wellness topics that are meaningful to us. We hope we can inspire you to live healthier, as well as provide useful and practical information that you can implement into your own lives.
Can you believe it’s March already?! Where has the first few months of 2019 gone? If you haven’t started on your new year’s health resolutions then don’t worry! We have done the hard work for you and found out what the hot health trends are for this year. Here’s a list of our favourites:
It’s the latest green juice that everyone is swearing by. Jump onto Instagram and
you’ll see this vibrant green drink filling the feeds of everyone wanting to improve
their health. Anthony William is the initiator of this movement and he suggests
drinking celery juice straight up with no other added ingredients first thing in the
morning. He suggests that celery juice has many healing benefits including aiding
digestion issues and clearing skin problems. We think the many nutritional benefits of celery juice (such as vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, manganese, potassium, folate, riboflavin, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, riboflavin and Vitamin B6) make it a wonderful addition to any healthy diet. Did you know that we have started to produce our very own cold pressed celery juice? Check it out here!
In November 2017, Australia introduced changes to the Food Standards Code,
finally allowing the sale of hemp seed as a food. Since then hemp seed has become an increasingly popular addition to food and can be found in most health food shops. With a mild nutty flavour these superfood seeds are high in protein, rich in Omega 3 and 6 as well as being a source of fibre, vitamin e and minerals. Sprinkle it on top of your salads and cereal, bake it into bread or add a boost to your morning smoothie. Watch out quinoa and chia, this super seed is fast becoming a favourite with the superfood enthusiasts!
Eco friendly packaging
By now we all know about sustainability issues and the very real need for us to
produce and consume less plastic. So it’s fantastic when we see innovative and eco-friendly packaging available. Producers and consumers are driving the popularity of sustainable and recyclable materials such as steel, glass and bamboo. From the ‘nude food’ movement in schools, which encourages non-packaged foods and reusable lunchbox options, to large corporations such as Starbucks replacing their single use straws with a sipper lid, multiuse and compostable shopping bags, reusable cupcake moulds, food huggers and wrappa reusable food wraps there’s an alternative option for everyone. Did you know that all of our fresh cold pressed juices are served in glass jars that can be reused, recycled or returned? And we also sell ON-THE-GO everEco straw kits - now there’s no need for single-use straws, and they are perfect for drinking our juices and nut mylk with!
Healthy meal deliveries
Life is busy, we get it! With work, family, friends and social activities it can be easy to not make our health a priority. Rather than picking up some quick but unhealthy fast food to stave off the hunger pains, this year we are all about the healthy meal delivery. There are so many options around but they all provide the same service of healthy meals or ingredients delivered straight to your door. Simply log onto their website, choose from the healthy menu and then sit back and wait for your delicious meals to arrive. How easy is that! Some of our favourites include: Soulara, Sukha Life, and Five point four. Yum!
Plant based proteins
Plant based diets are having a moment, there’s no doubt about it! More and more
people are choosing to eat plants whether it’s for personal, ethical, sustainability or health reasons - it is one of the easiest and best things you can do for your well-being and the planet. Today there is a huge variety of meat alternatives that can add texture, fibre and protein to your diet. Foods such as tempeh, tofu and seitan are readily available and easy to cook with. And if you still need to feel like you are eating meat then there’s a whole new category of plant based ‘beef’, ‘chicken’, ‘dairy’ and now even ‘fish’ and ‘tuna’! With advances in technology and processes we are seeing even more innovative products for plant based diets. Who would have thought you could get ‘pork rinds’ made from mushrooms, ‘jerky’ made from soy and noodles made from kelp!
What is it?! Mushroom coffee is just normal black coffee that has been fortified with a powdered mushroom mix. Don’t worry, your coffee won’t taste like mushrooms as the varieties used in the powdered mix have a subtle flavour. Benefits of this elixir include regular blood sugar levels, increased energy levels, boosted immunity, vitamins and minerals such as selenium, copper, calcium and potassium. The mushroom mix is made by grinding up dried chaga mushrooms and is sold in single serve packets. Keep an eye out as you’ll soon be seeing mushroom lattes popping up at a café near you!
Tell us, what new health trends are you trying this year?