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Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Watermelon Juice

Watermelon Fresca is our number one selling juice during the summer. Our Georgia Grown watermelons make the sweetest tasting, most refreshing juices available anywhere. And just like all of the cold-pressed juices at Journey Juice, we do not add any water or sugar to our watermelon juice. We just add a splash of fresh squeezed lemon juice, which acts as a natural preservative. But did you know how nutritious watermelons are? Even though they are made out of more than 90 percent water, watermelons are a vegetable/fruit combo superfood.

Did You Know . . .

  • Watermelons contain twice the potassium of a banana; But only half the sugar.
  • Watermelons contain more lycopene than a tomato.
  • Watermelons contain choline, magnesium, Vitamins A, C, and B6;
  • Watermelons contain a healthy dose of Citrulline, which converts to L-arginine once digested, then to Nitric Oxide. Nitric Oxide is a vasodilator, which means it is great for your cardiovascular system. Not only does Citrulline help Nitric Oxide improve your blood pressure, in one study (Urology. 2011 Jan;77(1):119-22.), Citrulline supplements were given to patients suffering from mild erectile disfunction. The natural Citrulline was shown to be more than 80 percent as effective as Viagra, without the side effects.
  • Watermelons contain anti-inflammatory antioxidants in addition to Lycopene, which work like COX-2 inhibitors like Ibuprofen, without the liver damage (http://www.albany.edu/faculty/cs812/bio366/Cyclooxygenase_ppt.pdf).
  • Cold-pressed watermelon juice performed better than gatorade in tests on athletes’ recovery after workouts (http://www.healthline.com/health/food-nutrition/is-gatorade-bad-for-you).

Watermelons have been around since the ancient Egyptians grew them more than 5000 years ago. Every part of the watermelon is edible. In fact, the rind and seeds are even more nutritious than the juicy red meat though not as delicious. Sprouted watermelon seeds are one of our favorite healthy snacks. One ounce contains 11 grams of healthy fat, 10 grams of protein and no sugar. Compare those numbers to your favorite protein bar.

Remember in the summer heat, preventing dehydration begins long before your workout. If you are planning a big workout or run in the heat, proper preparation begins the night before. Don’t eat processed foods; don’t drink too much alcohol; get enough sleep; and drink a Journey Juice cold-pressed Watermelon Fresca. The next morning, in addition to plenty of water, drink another Watermelon Fresca one to two hours before your workout. You will be amazed at your performance in the heat.

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Drew S

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Looking at the ingredient list, I was pretty skeptical. I’m not a fan of the majority of these ingredients. However, when mixed together and juiced, they’re absolutely delicious. 10/10, would buy again!

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To be clear, Journey Juice isn’t a juice-to-order business. It’s a shop with a juicing facility in the back, which actually makes for a better, more consistent and tastier product. Being served a glass of warmish, fresh-juiced veggies is often, let’s be honest, kind of gross, but the same thing, pressed within an inch of its life to create a translucent, non-pulpy liquid and refrigerated, is far more appealing.

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Flu Shot

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Our Flu Shot is NO JOKE but most definitely works!

It is guaranteed to kill what ails you. It’s a healthy alternative to over the counter cold medications. The greens in this juice are useful in reducing the risk of cancer and heart disease since they are low in fat, high in dietary fiber and rich in folic acid, vitamin C, potassium and magnesium.

Cayenne is a well-known digestive aid. It stimulates the digestive tract, increasing the flow of enzyme production and gastric juices. This aids the body’s ability to metabolize food (and toxins). Garlic and turmeric are both powerful antioxidants with strong anti-inflammatory benefits.

The black pepper in the turmeric help activate the curcumin in the turmeric which is the main active ingredient and helps your body to get the full absorption. Broccoli leaves deliver an adult dose of Vitamin C and it’s packed with folate and calcium.

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Diablo Greens

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Beet juice is nature’s Viagra.

What does that mean, exactly? Beet juice is one of the richest dietary sources of antioxidants and naturally occurring nitrates. Nitrates increase a molecule in the blood vessels called nitric oxide, which opens the vessels and allows more oxygen flow ‐‐ which is exactly what the drug Viagra does.

There is more to the benefits of beet juice than just sexual performance. Beetroot juice is one of the richest dietary sources of the antioxidants and naturally occurring nitrates. Nitrates are compounds which improve blood flow throughout the body‐‐including the brain, heart, and muscles.

These natural nitrates increase a molecule in the blood vessels called nitric oxide which helps open the vessels and allows more oxygen flow as well as lower blood pressure.

The green leafy vegetables in this juice are ideal for weight management as they are typically low in calories. They are useful in reducing the risk of cancer and heart disease since they are high in dietary fiber and rich in folic acid, vitamin C, potassium and magnesium.

The habanero pepper is also credited with helping relieve some cold symptoms, particularly respiratory issues. The pepper is reported to help clear out the sinuses and congested mucus membranes in the nose and lungs. It also creates a sweat effect which can help aid your body in eliminating toxins.

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Spicy Greens

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The benefits of green leafy vegetables: ideal for weight management as they are typically low in calories.

They are useful in reducing the risk of cancer and heart disease since they are low in fat, high in dietary fiber and rich in folic acid, vitamin C, potassium and magnesium. Leafy greens also contain a host of phytochemicals (compounds necessary to our health that are only found in plants).

Just one daily serving of green leafy vegetables can lower the risk of cardiovascular disease by 11%.

The jalapeno has Capsaicin. Capsaicin is anti‐inflammatory and promotes healthy blood flow. It also increases energy expenditure after consumption so skip the afternoon espresso and have a juice with peppers.