LEARN: OUR INGREDIENTS

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Journey Juice hand crafts all of our products locally, here in Athens, GA. We never use corn syrup or corn oil; canola oil; or soybean oil; Journey Juice never uses preservatives. Journey Juice uses Organic and Certified Naturally Grown produce when possible. And Journey Juice uses as much produce from the Athens Farmers Markets and surrounding, local farms when in season; We also purchase non-sellable (ugly produce) from the Athens Farmers Market farmers, since our cold-press, commercial juicer can turn that ugly produce into delicious juice. Our goal is to purchase as much of this locally grown, organic produce as is available. Journey Juice will always have clearly marked labels that describe the details of our produce.

OUR INGREDIENTS

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This Queen of Greens is full of vitamins and minerals making it an amazing superfood. Kale is high in iron, calcium, lutein, as well as Vitamins A, C, and K. Kale is a great source of alpha-linoleic acid (ALA), which is a type of omega-3 fatty acid that’s essential for brain health, reduces Type 2 diabetes risk, and boots heart health. Kale is filled with soluble fiber and sulfur, both great for detoxifying your body and keeping your liver healthy.

Did your mother tell you to eat carrots for your eyes? Well, she was right. carrots contain nutrients that protect your eyes from damage. These include lutein, beta carotene (vitamin A), zeaxanthin and phytonutrients. In addition to being rich in beta-carotene (vitamin A) carrots also contain calcium, copper, magnesium, potassium, sodium, phosphorus, and iron. So listen to your mother, and drink your carrots.

Popeye knew what’s up with the spinach. This superfood contains a long list of vitamins and nutrients, (including vitamins A, E, C, K, B1, B2, B6, Folic Acid, Calcium, Magnesium, Zinc, Potassium, Iodine, Copper, Iron and Phosphorus). This list makes for a sucker-punch of goodness that helps with insulin production, strong bones and teeth, cell growth, blood health, energy and much more.

Good for more than salads and toppings on sandwiches, romaine has some surprising benefits. A source of calcium, protein, Omega-3s, iron, and vitamins A, B and K. Surprised? Even more surprising is that a head of romaine lettuce has more vitamin C than an orange. Romaine is a complete protein containing all 8 essential amino acids. Keep enjoying those salads, but don’t forget to get it in your juice.

An apple a day… you know the rest. Apples, especially in juice form, are a good source of potassium. What is potassium good for? Well it only helps regulate fluid and mineral levels, which is important for keeping your body’s electrical activity in check. Potassium also helps you maintain a healthy heart rate, blood pressure and digestion. Sound like something good for you? We think so too.

Cucumbers are good source of the mineral silica, vitamins A, C, and K, as well as Potassium, Phosphorus, Manganese and Magnesium. Silica is an essential component for healthy muscles, ligaments, cartilage, bone, & skin. The combination of alkalizing elements, electrolytes, and fluids make cucumber an excellent source for enhancing energy levels. Cucumbers are also great for stabilizing blood pressure, lower cholesterol levels, and stimulating the body’s natural detoxification process.

A good source of vitamins A, C, K, as well as calcium, iron, potassium, manganese, copper, magnesium, and chlorophyll, this green herb can help you smell better by improving body odor and breath. It also helps improves energy and detoxes the kidney, liver and urinary tract.

This zingy ingredient is good for more than flavoring ginger snap cookies. It also contains chromium, magnesium and zinc helping maintain normal blood circulation. Feeling nauseous or experiencing stomach discomfort? Yup, ginger helps with that too. Feel a cold coming on? Ginger has been used as a natural treatment for colds and flu for thousands of years in Asia. To top it all off, ginger improves the absorption of essential nutrients in your body.

Never really thought of beets as super healthy? Consider this. Beets are a good source of manganese, potassium, vitamin C, iron, magnesium, copper and phosphorus. These beautifully hued root vegetables are a great tonic for the liver and helps purify blood. Researchers also believe that the red pigment could also protect against development of cancerous cells and help reduce inflammation associated with heart disease. Oh, by the way, beets (especially in juice form) are super rich in antioxidants and naturally occurring nitrates, which improve blood flow throughout the body, including the brain, heart and muscles. Thinking more about beets now? Yep, we feel the same way.

Another powerful little seed, even tinier than the chia. Teff seeds originated from North Africa and is full of protein, iron, calcium, and fiber. Teff is a complete protein meaning it contains all 8 essential amino acids! Teff seeds are also gluten free so they are easily digestible and do not need to be chewed (but can be if you wish!). Drink up!

Not just for bath soap my friends! Yes rose water is also very good for the inside of the body! Rose water is rich in vitamin A, vitamin B3, vitamin C, vitamin D and vitamin E and naturally lift people mood by relieving stress, tension, and anxiety. Rose water also has beneficial amounts of citric acid, bioflavonoids, and zinc.

This vegetable adds an unique sweet flavor to food with wonderful health benefits. It is an excellent source of vitamin C, good sources of dietary fiber, potassium, manganese, folate, and molybdenum. Fennel also provides you with niacin as well as the minerals phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, iron, and copper. This richly mineralized vegetable is high in antioxidants and offers
immunity support. The fiber, folate, and potassium promote good cardiovascular and colon health. Fennel it up!

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This fruit packs a strong sour punch of health benefits. Rich in vitamin C, lemons help with both your skin and your immune system. Lemons are also rich in flavonoids helping improve blood flow and reduced inflammation. Did you always think that because they are so sour, lemons were acidic? Not so fast. This sour fruit helps balance your pH level because they are alkaline-forming in the body.

This amazing fruit is up to 90% water when fully ripe providing excellent hydration. Watermelon contain high amounts of lycopene, a carotenoid phytonutiret a that’s important for cardiovascular health. Watermelon is a good source of the amino acid citrulline and an excellent source of immune-supportive vitamin C. It is also a very good source beta-carotene (vitamin A) potassium and magnesium.

Remember the peel is the healthiest part! Similar to other fruits like apples the “peel” or rind of the watermelon is packed full of beneficial nutrients. The rind would be pretty hard to eat, luckily we’ve juiced it for you! This juice contains antioxidants that support a healthy cardiovascular system, boosts the immune system, improves the endocrine system. Very high in lycopene which helps prevent macular degeneration of the eyes. Nutrients in the rind also helps lower blood pressure, prevention of strokes, and regulates blood sugar. It’s very refreshing!

This powerful herb stimulates digestion and is an anti spasmodic (suppresses muscle spasms), relieves gas, menstrual spasms, reduces nausea and morning sickness in pregnancy.. Mint also promotes healthy skin and fresh breath.

A fiery powerhouse of benefits this pepper is an anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, natural pain reliever, boost metabolism, reduces blood cholesterol, reduce plaques in the blood vessels, reduces the formation of blood clots and clears congestion. It is also an excellent source of vitamin A which greatly boosts the immune system. Cayenne is a very good source of vitamin E as well as a good source of vitamin C, vitamin B6, vitamin C, fiber, vitamin K, and manganese and dietary fiber. POW!

These nuts are a good source of monounsaturated fat and plant based protein. The health-promoting fats help to lower LDL (bad) cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease. Almonds are excellent sources of vitamin E and manganese and a good source of magnesium, copper, riboflavin (vitamin B2), and phosphorus. These nutrients are antioxidants and help increase energy levels. Almonds protect against diabetes by lessening the rise in blood sugar after eating and they also aid in preventing gallstones. Our cold-press squeezes the yummy goodness of the almond into a bottle!

Dubbed as a superfood, cacao is the raw pure form of chocolate from the coco bean. Not to be fooled by cocoa, found in most chocolate products, which is roasted and highly processed therefore devoid of all beneficial nutrients. The natural raw chocolate cacao is a rich source of antioxidants, essential fatty acids, as well as an abundance of magnesium, sulfur, and iron. Cacao is a natural stimulant and helps raise the good HDL cholesterol and lowers the LDL bad cholesterol.

Nature’s candy and a perfected natural sweetener! Dates are very yummy as well as beneficial. Dates are a good source of antioxidants, fiber, and have high levels of potassium, and manganese. The natural balance of the many minerals in dates such as calcium, magnesium, manganese, zinc, copper, iron, selenium and potassium work together in lowering blood pressure on a daily basis.

This fruit does not just taste delicious, it is also full of beneficial nutrients that also make it so good for you! Did you know that strawberries have more Vitamin C than oranges? Yup! They also are a powerful antioxidant, immunity booster, anti inflammatory, and promote eye health. Strawberries produce collagen which helps keep your skin looking young and healthy. The flavonoids and phytochemicals in strawberries lower the bad cholesterol and promote a healthy heart. They are a great source of fiber and a low sugar and calorie food, 1.5 cups of strawberries is less than 100 calories, eat up!

Big time superfood that is widely used in the US today brought to us from South America. Chia is a powerhouse seed packed with a rich supply of omega 3 fatty acids. Omega 3s are essential fatty acids which means we need them for optimal functioning and are not as easily come by in a typical American diet. Chia seeds because they help reduce inflammation, enhance cognitive performance, and reduce high cholesterol. The chia seeds is also a great source of fiber, an antioxidant, and regulates blood sugar. The mineral content is very high and in only 2 tbsp of chia seeds there is 18% daily calcium, 35% phosphorus, 24% magnesium, and 50% of daily recommended amounts of manganese. All of these nutrients help prevent hypertension, maintain a healthy weight and are important for energy metabolism and DNA synthesis. Some other amazing qualities are that when soaked in water they expand and are easily digestible, gluten free, and make you feel full. Chia Chia whoo!!

This spice is loved for its delicious flavor. The bean contains B vitamins, which help in enzyme synthesis, nervous system functioning and regulating body metabolism. The vanilla bean also contains small traces of minerals such as calcium, magnesium, potassium, manganese, iron and zinc. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that helps control heart rate and blood pressure. Manganese and copper help the body use antioxidant enzymes and iron is essential for red blood cell production.

Agave nectar is a low glycemic sweetener derived from the agave plant. Agave is a naturally sourced sweetener and contains small amounts of calcium, potassium, and magnesium.

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*If you have any questions about any of the information located on this website, please don’t hesitate to send us an email or call our shop! Please remember, all the information located on this website is for informational purposes only and isn’t meant to replace the advice from your doctor. Please consult a physician before acting on any of the information listed on this website.

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