It’s a fact. The Western World is obsessed with superfoods and the idea of a superfood rich diet. We see this word a lot, but what does it actually mean? To put it simply, a superfood is a nutrient dense food that has large doses of antioxidants, polyphenols, vitamins and minerals. Eating a superfood may reduce the risk of chronic disease, and therefore prolong a healthy life. Although this term has only recently become popular in mainstream language, the use of the term has been recorded as far back as the beginning of the 20th century. There is a lot of criticism in regards to the true benefit of these foods, and the reality and logic to the actual term. We think that when it comes to ensuring good health, ultimately these foods provide us with a great source of nutrients. We don’t necessarily regard them higher than other nutritious foods, but believe that they are important to a balanced and healthy lifestyle. While superfoods such as blueberries, pomegranates, rhubarb and kohlrabi are amazing for general health, so are apples, onions and carrots, which are not classified as ‘super!’ Increasing the range of nutritious foods we consume creates a stronger diet, which can contribute to better overall health. We can’t solely focus on foods claiming to be ‘super,’ but instead focus on a rounded, lively and varied diet.
Today we wanted to tell you a little bit about the juices we offer here at Kin. They're a combination of superfoods as well as fruit and vegetables that do not fall under that title. Our intention was to provide optimum nutrition in each juice. Our juices, which are all made from 100% organic ingredients, change seasonally and when we’re inspired. If you haven’t tried them yet, you simply must!
Our first juice is a green juice containing kale, celery, broccoli and apple. Kale has taken the health industry by storm in the past few years, so some of us know a bit about the basic health benefits of this vegetable. A single cup of kale contains 3 grams of protein, is full of vitamins A, K, C and B6, while being one of the most nutritionally dense foods on the planet. Celery has been circling around the diet industry for years, known as a crunchy, low calorie vegetable to assist in weight management. Surprisingly, there are relatively new reports on celery being full of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It's also a great source of potassium and high in calcium, which is important for healthy bones, blood pressure and nerve function. Broccoli, our third ingredient, has a positive impact on our body’s detoxification system, as well as assisting in lowering cholesterol by providing a good source of fibre. Broccoli is also an incredibly positive source of vitamin c, containing almost as much as citrus fruits! Consuming apples does about a million amazing things for your body. They boost your immune system, decrease your risk of diabetes as well as curbing all sorts of cancer. An apple a day.....
Our second juice is pineapple, apple, carrot and lime. It's sweet, tart and very addictive! Pineapples are amazing for general heart health, fertility, healing and inflammation. They also have a high fibre and water content, helping to prevent constipation and promote regularity for a healthy digestive tract. Carrots are known as the ultimate health food. They promote healthy looking skin, prevent infection as well as slowing down the natural process of aging.
Our third juice contains beetroot, carrot, apple and ginger. We’ve spoken about apple and carrot, so we'll proceed with beetroot, which we absolutely love here! We use it for gazpacho, raw ‘pasta’, as well as in salads and toasties! Beetroots are rich in fibre, fight inflammation and lower blood pressure. Many find them to be an acquired taste, but we think they're delicious! Ginger is great for pain reduction, curbing nausea and assisting in digestive issues. It also tastes great in this juice, adding an element of spice!
Our last juice is one of our most popular. It's kiwi, apple and cucumber and is extremely light and refreshing. Kiwis help prevent heart disease, stop blood clotting and help with all sorts of eye problems. They also add a tropical flair to salads and juices such as this one. Cucumber adds another refreshing, low calorie element here. An entire 8 inch cucumber only adds up to 26 calories! Aside from helping you maintain a healthy weight, cucumbers help freshen your breath, manage stress and fight inflammation.
If you haven’t already, then be sure to stop by to try one of these amazing, healthy and tasty juices!