Category Archives: Nutrition

Ramadhan Promotion

Centuries ago, pitaya was first discovered in Central America and has spread its seeds to all corners of the world. Early missionaries brought Pitaya to Asia where it has since been renamed and is more commonly known as the Dragon Fruit. It stems from  the cactus family which makes complete sense when looking at its spikes and unique characteristics. The flesh of the fruit comes in both red or pink and white. The pink variety is more commonly known and most popular in healthy eating diet for its beautiful colour. AS they say you should always eat with your eyes first.

Nutritionally, this exotic fruit is a great source of fibre which is good to be consumed daily for healthy digestion; meaning to say it helps regulate our digestion and prevents constipation. The fibre in this fruit can also improve your metabolic rate and making sure we’re getting rid of metabolites, excess water, and others that our body doesn’t need.

Anyway, if you haven’t heard about our Pitaya Smoothie Bowl, you should try it! We are here to tell you it is incredibly nutrient dense, beautiful yet delicious! The Pitaya Bowl consist of wonderful colours with the perfect combination of fruits for superb health! They are mainly loaded with amazing antioxidant ingredients. The main ingredient for pitaya bowl is of course the dragon fruits which have a surprising number of phytonutrients (rich in antioxidants) and it also contains vitamin C, polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA), and several vitamin B for carbohydrate metabolism, as well as carotene and protein. That’s not the only nutritional benefits: high in fibre, antioxidants, healthy fats and protein, there is also a surprisingly high amount of vitamin C. Vitamin C is very important in keeping our skin healthy by protecting and boosting collagen and serves as an overall antioxidant for the body. In addition to vitamin C, it also contains vitamin A, B vitamins and magnesium.

The Pitaya Smoothie Bowl contains dragon fruit, almond mylk and coconut oil.  As for its topping, it includes ingredients such as bee pollen, granola, cacao nibs, desiccated coconut, chia seeds, banana and strawberry.

As mentioned over and over again, it’s loaded with antioxidants, fibre, magnesium, and vitamin B for a super-nutritious meal or snack. Rich in antioxidants, they contain vitamin C, polyunsaturated fatty acids, and several B vitamins for carbohydrate metabolism, as well as carotene and protein.

Go and try it now!  😆

psstt…here is the T&C for this this Pitaya bowl promo!

  1. Purchase RM50 and above on food to get the free Pitaya Bowl
  2. Only available at Goodness Greens Cafe, TTDI and La Juiceria Superfoods, Verve Shop Mont Kiara
  3. Available for dine and and take away. Not applicable for online order (Food Panda, Honest Bee, etc)
  4. Not valid with any other on-going promotion, voucher (except cash voucher)
  5. La Juiceria Sdn. Bhd. shall have the right to amend the terms and conditions of this promotion, and is entitled to withdraw from this promotion at any time at its discretion, without prior notice.

For Avenue K Express, the promo is as below:

  1. Purchase RM50 and above on food to get the free SOUP OF THE DAY
  2. Only available at La Juiceria Avenue K Express
  3. Available for dine and and take away. Not applicable for online order (Food Panda, Honest Bee, etc)
  4. Not valid with any other on-going promotion, voucher (except cash voucher)
  5. La Juiceria Sdn. Bhd. shall have the right to amend the terms and conditions of this promotion, and is entitled to withdraw from this promotion at any time at its discretion, without prior notice.

XOXO

Beet Aid for health

By: Zalikha

Red commonly symbolizes love and energy. Both months of May and June significantly celebrates Mother’s Day and Father’s Day and Parents Day, we are excited to announce our juice of the month for these upcoming celebrations is, Beet Aid. Spread the power of love with our Beet Aid cold-pressed juice to improve overall health. This bottle of love contains carrot, apple, beet, lemon and ginger. As you might notice, the dark red is a mix of all powerful food packed with nutrients, help to increase stamina, improve blood flow and blood pressure. Not forgetting it’s also high in iron and antioxidant with anti-aging and anti-cancer properties.

This month also coincide with many runs and marathon events be it international or local, in conjunction with these activities we highly recommend Beet aid as a supplement for your body. Some research shows, beetroot juice appears to improve athletic performance significantly due to the active ingredient, nitrate found in beet juice. Nitrate is absorbed by our body and breakdowns to nitrite and then to nitric oxide which functions to improve muscle oxygenation during exercise and enhances exercise tolerance during long-term endurance exercise.

Not forgetting, Ramadhan is also around the corner. Pamper your body ahead of time with some good energy from our Beet Aid juice. Beetroot is among the best ingredients from all our juices during Ramadhan to help you to stay energize all day long.

Enjoy Beet Aid for a whole 2 months of May and June!

Spread the power of love, stay healthy and strong!

Go #MeatlessMonday

 

Go meatless once a week, your body and the environment will thank you for this!

Why do we need to cut out meat intake at least once a week?

  1.  According to a non-profit initiative of The Monday Campaigns, the amount of energy and resources used to produce meat is substantially larger than producing plant-based food. For a wowing example, we used averagely 7,200 glasses of water to prepare a single ¼ lb. hamburger! Indirectly link to global warming.

2. Yes, protein is one of the essential nutrients for our body. However, people always mistaken the fact that we can only get the best source of protein from MEAT. Truth to be told, consuming too much meat can actually be quite detrimental to our health. According to Dr. Mercola, the excessive consumption of meat could lead to dehydration, weight-gain, pressuring your kidneys and possibly, cancer.

3. Where can you get your alternative source of protein? This picture says it all.

It is easy to prepare your Meatless Meal at home, however, if you would like to save the preparation and cleaning hassle, here’s a few La Juiceria Superfoods recommendation for you:

a. Power Protein Bowl 

Ingredients: Japanese turmeric pearl rice, quinoa, chickpeas, almond fakes, sautéed mushrooms, tofu, romaine lettuce, roasted seasonal veggies, with dhal curry sauce (549kcal)

b. Buddha Bowl 

Ingredients: Japanese turmeric pearl rice, roasted pumpkin, roasted seasonal veggies, tortilla chips, tofu, sautéed mushroom, caramelized cashew brittle, lime wedge, with Thai coconut curry sauce (592kcal)

We are offering 20% discount on Buddha Bowl and Protein Power Bowl every Monday at all La Juiceria Superfoods Cafes and La Juiceria Superfoods Signature Cafes in support of #MeatlessMonday

 

Elevate your mood with Chocolate Almond Mylk

 By: Wai Leng

Mental health problems are often underestimated, under diagnosed and misunderstood. According to The National Health and Morbidity Survey 2015 conducted by Minister of Health Malaysia, approximately 29.2% of Malaysians, 16 years old and above had experience some series of mental disorders including depression, anxiety, and eating disorders.

Depression affects people from all walks of life. It is more than just a mood swing, sadness or the result of chemical imbalance. Unmanaged depression can result in lack of motivation to carry out the simplest everyday task, losing the ability to feel pleasure in the things you often enjoyed and withdrawing yourself from your social relationships including family and friends.

A campaign with the title “Depression: Let’s talk” will be organized by World Health Organization on 7 April in conjunction of World Health Day to create awareness among the public to have a better understanding of depression. Remember, although depression can be treated, it is always better to prevent than to cure.

If you are feeling sad or moody for a prolong period (weeks, months or even years), we suggest that you seek help from a mental health professional or a counselor or even a doctor about treatment options and preferences.

This April, in line with World Health Day, La Juiceria would like to help keep your mental health in check with Chocolate Almond Mylk. Chocolate Almond Mylk consist of premium cocoa, almonds, cinnamon, wildflower honey, Himalayan salt and alkaline water. It is chocolatey rich yet it can do wonders to your health. Who doesn’t love anything and everything chocolate, right? So, why Chocolate Almond Mylk?

  • It elevates our mood

Cocoa contains phenylethylamine (PEA) which is the same chemical that our brain creates when we feel LOVE. PEA stimulates our brain to release good endorphins and maintain a good mood.

  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Prevent cardiovascular diseases
  • Promotes skin health
  • Prevent memory loss
  • Non-dairy alternative

Almond milk is suitable for vegetarian and people with lactose intolerance.

Happy World Healthy Day.  😛

Malaysian Mental Health Association (MMHA)

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La Juiceria Premium Smoothies

La Juiceria introduces the taste of 6 different fresh and handcrafted Fruit Smoothies!   Making a fruit smoothie is the easiest way to increase your daily produce consumption, because these drinks often contain multiple servings of fruits. Smoothies can be enjoyed by all ages, from young to old. Getting your kids to eat healthy and achieve the serving of fruits and vegetables is not always easy. One of the ways to do this is mixing them all in a blender for a cup of smoothie. Most kids love the taste of a creamy smoothies which is usually naturally sweetened by the fruits. The fruit smoothies require just a blender, a splash of liquid, a dollop of yogurt and some fruits.

According to Joseph Price, PhD, a health economist and associate professor at Brigham Young University, drinking smoothies, especially for breakfast, is one of the easiest way to add some fruits to your diet. For those who don’t eat fresh fruits regularly, this is an easy way for you to consume it on the go to nourish your body with essential nutrients. Smoothies also provide both soluble and insoluble fibre, because the whole fruit is used in this process. Soluble fibre has many benefits, including moderating blood glucose levels and lowering cholesterol. As for insoluble fibre, it benefits to intestinal health including a reduction in the risk and occurrence of haemorrhoids and constipation. Fruit smoothies typically contain significant amounts of folate, vitamin C and potassium, because fruits are good sources of these nutrients. These smoothies can also provide other essential nutrients for example, protein and calcium from smoothies which contains yogurt or milk.

As for La Juiceria, you may choose your favourite from a range of homegrown flavours love by many Malaysians.

  1. Passionista Mango  🍠

Benefits: High Fiber, Promote Bowel Movement, Cancer Fighting

ingredients: Passion fruits, Mango and bio-live natural Greek yogurt

  1. Super Acai 🍓

Benefits: Skin Health

ingredients: Banana, Acai Berries, and bio-live Greek yogurt

  1. Mangga Millionaire🍋

Benefits: Energy Booster, + Muscle Pain Reliefs, Prevent Constipation

ingredients: Banana, Mango, and bio-live Greek yogurt

  1. Watermelon Slush 🍉

Benefits: Rehydrating, Refreshing + Increase Blood Production

ingredients: Lychee, Watermelon, Wildflower Honey

  1. Acai Berry 🍓

Benefits: Skin Health, Cancer Fighting, + Heart Health

ingredients: Strawberries, Acai Berries, and bio-live Greek yogurt

  1. Choc-Kiss  🍫

Benefits: Elevate mood, High calcium, Reduce bad cholesterol

ingredients: Banana, Cocoa Powder, Cookie Crumbs, Milk and bio-live Greek yogurt

Get your Orange Power much on this Powerful March!

This March will never let you down, keep working straight-up throughout the month with the taste of power, rejuvenate your immune system, and get your vision right. We have a great news in offering all the juice lover out there, this month is the time for Orange Power to keep you powerful even there is no major festivals happening to be cheers-on! Orange Power are made up of the best quality of orange and carrot. Orange and carrots work well together where the orange was already known as a great source of Vitamin C, which supports and protect the body in its ability to absorb iron. Carrots are popular with its beta-carotene content which converts to Vitamin A in the body and helps you maintain a youthful appearance and serve better vision. Grab this vitamin-dense juice every day to provide you an endless immunity supplementation in a natural way.

When we zoomed into these 2 ingredients’ benefits, surely it will have revealed on how Orange Power got its name. Though people tend to describe this juice as basic, but the benefits should surprise you on its powerfulness. Here are the details on benefits for both ingredients :

 

Benefits of Orange :

  • Antioxidant properties and important in collagen production.
  • Support immune function and wound healing.
  • Promotes absorption of iron and calcium.
  • Nutrients available include potassium, thiamine, phosphorus, folate and vitamin B-6.

 

Benefits Of Carrot :

  • Rich in beta-carotene (Vitamin A), B-vitamins, folate, calcium, magnesium, potassium and iron.
  • Improve on night vision, especially in someone who have vitamin A deficiency.
  • Rapidly raising the blood levels of carotenoids and eventually leading to improve immune responses.
  • Fighting free radical damagethat can cause cancer and heart disease.

In conjunction with International Women’s Day this 8th March, we are happy to let people out there to enjoy our Orange Power by at least can increase iron supply and supports the immune system to keep maintaining women’s power! This sweet and sour taste juice will guarantee you a blast experience in every freshness sip.

 

Have a great Powerful March ahead!

Cheers and Juice On!

By : Ahmad Aizat  🙂 

The Defender

Spices-Filled October! 

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Looking for a drink that better than coffee which can treat lethargy? Well, these  tiny bottle of goodness gives you a “power shot” that provides an awakening effect!

Not only that, the vitamin C in the power shots boosts your immune system and helps fight off colds and flu. It also boost your energy!

Do you know that citrus fruit is one of the anti-histamine and anti-inflammatory foods?

Our ‘The Defender’ uses lemon and cayenne pepper that is rich in vitamin C and flavonoids that can help in fighting free radicals. It helps stabilize mast cells to inhibit the manufacture and release of histamine. Cayenne pepper may help in healing cluster headache, due to its pain-relieving properties. If you are the one who wish to lose weight, ‘The Defender’ can help to burn calories and suppress appetite.

Other than that, it can help you relieve allergies, as well as boost metabolism. Turmeric’s is considered as one of the “super foods” as it has remarkable healing and anti-inflammatory properties. Turmeric ranks 4th highest anti-oxidant rich herb in the world. Enjoy this Power Shot either straight up, or you can add to your juices or hot tea!

A detox program?

Detox-ober 
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We are celebrating Detox-ober by offering all loyalty card holders with Buy 1 Free 1 deal at all participating La Juiceria detox bars! Purchase any cold-pressed juices and get a free item from us! Check out the schedule below for the mysterious giveaways throughout the whole month!

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Terms and condition:

  1. The promotion is open to all La Juiceria loyalty card holders only.
  2. Buy any cold-pressed juice and get a free item from La Juiceria. (the free item will be changed weekly)
  3. The Detox-ober promotion is only valid at all participating detox bars.
  4. This promotion is not valid in conjunction with any on-going promotion.
  5. Promotion is limited to 1 free item per cardholder per day.
  6. Promotion period starts from 3rd October – 31st October 2016.
  7. The free item will be given out in first come first serve basis and while stocks last.
  8. La Juiceria Sdn. Bhd. shall have the right to amend the terms and conditions of this campaign, and is entitled to withdraw from this campaign at any time at its discretion, without prior notice.

Detox

Detox is a process or period of time in which one abstains from or rids the body of toxic or unhealthy substances. There are tons of different cleanses and detoxes. However, both are actually the same thing as the basic goal is to eliminate “harmful” things from our body. It is like an “internal spa” for your body

 

People usually think  that a juice detox means starving or causing misery for your body and yourself. On the contrary, detoxing can be easy, fun and delicious! It is an important tool for achieving good health. Depending on the lifestyle, body condition and other factors, one can choose to do a 1-day up to 10-days juice cleanse … or simply add cold-pressed juices to their daily diet to aid detoxification of the body with natural ingredients.

 

WHY JUICE CLEANSES / JUICE DETOX

  1. It is less calories without nutrient deprivation. Great for people aiming to lose some weight.
  2. Enzymes and nutrients are well preserved due to the special Cold-Pressed method.
  3. Made from fresh produce and delicious way to consume your veggies & fruits in high volume.
  4. Feed the body cells with micronutrients coming from an array of natural produce.

 

HOW DOES DETOXIFICATION WORK?

Basically, detoxification means cleansing the blood by removing the waste substances from the blood in liver where the elimination process take place. Kidneys, intestines, lungs, lymphatic system and skin are also the places for the body to eliminate toxins. However, when these system are compromised, the waste substances are not properly filtered and thus, the body is adversely affected. Stress, improper diet and pollution are just some of the reasons which can affect our bodies’ ability to detoxify.

A juice detox can offer many health benefits, such as boost the immune system, promote weight loss, clearer skin, anti-bloat, anti-acne, rid constipation and more. Freshly cold-pressed fruits and vegetables are loaded with and plenty of vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. Other than that, it help you to reduce the cravings of the bad food and help us to adopt healthier eating patterns.

For those who often skip fruits and vegetables in their diet, this juice cleanse can help them incorporate natural ingredients for their body through fresh juices, which can be fun and delicious. Moreover, it can improve health and wellness and reaching your weight goals.

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A detox program may help the body’s natural cleansing by:

  1. Fasting – resting the organs from their usual process of digesting heavy food
  2. Stimulate the liver to drive the toxins out from body
  3. Stimulating toxin removal through intestines, kidneys and skin
  4. Improving blood circulation
  5. Feed the body cells truckloads of healthy nutrients

 

HOW DO YOU START A DETOX?

First, remember that preparation is the key. For your body to adapt with the changes, do the pre cleanse first.

  1. Practice light diet to ease your hunger during cleanse
  2. Avoid alcohol, caffeine, sugar, processed foods, dairy, red meat and fast food
  3. Eat more vegetables & fruits, grains and nuts
  4. Drink at least 8 glasses of water in a day
  5. Have a good sleep

 

WHAT TO AVOID DURING A JUICE DETOX?
  • Alcohol
  • Cigarettes
  • Milk products
  • Sugar, honey, maple syrup, artificial sweeteners
  • Coffee
  • Fish
  • Poultry
  • Meat
  • Grains, wheat (bread, biscuits, cakes, pasta), rye, barley, oats, spelt and rice
  • Dried fruit
WHAT TO ENJOY DURING DETOX?
  • Glass of lemon water before you start your cleanse
  • Any and all types of fresh fruit
  • Any vegetables
  • Legumes, such as kidney beans, chickpeas, lentils
  • Nuts, raw unsalted almonds, walnuts, macadamias and cashews
  • Seeds, raw unsalted sesame, pumpkin and sunflower seeds
  • Water, any time of the day. Hyrdate at all times!
  • Do some light exercises : walking, yoga, pilates or stretching – exercise will support the progress
  • Herbal teas, such as green tea, Chinese tea, ginger tea, rosemary tea, lemon grass tea and chrysanthemum tea

 

WHAT ARE THE COMMON SYMPTOMS DURING DETOX?

Symptoms may be vary in different individuals. This is due to the cleaning and healing process that is happening in the body throughout the cleansing period. It’s dependent on your individual lifestyle, diet and body composition.

The common symptoms are the following:

  1. Headache
  2. Dizziness
  3. Vomit
  4. Diarrhoea
  5. Skin Breakouts
  6. Constipation
  7. Better Bowel Movement
  8. Loss Weight
  9. Better Skin Complexion

Remember that the juice cleanse is to give your body a short break from all the modern food with may contain chemicals, preservatives, additives, etc.  Allowing the body to remove the excess toxins and nourishing it with vital enzymes, vitamins and minerals will result differently for each individual. In general, you may expect to feel more refreshed, rejuvenated, and lighter after the juice cleanse.

We are sure that your body will thank you for the break. We’re happy to have been part of your journey towards better health!

Disclaimer: ALWAYS CONSULT A HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL BEFORE PARTICIPATING IN ANY CLEANSE OR BEFORE STARTING ANY EXERCISE, FAST, DIET, NUTRITION, LIFESTYLE, MASSAGE, OR OTHER HEALTH-RELATED PROGRAM. OUR DETOX HEALTH TIPS AND JUICE CLEANSES MIGHT NOT BE SUITABLE FOR PREGNANT LADIES AND PERSON WHO HAS HEALTH CONDITIONS.

Tasty PAM

  PAM – Pineapple, Apple, Mint

For this September, we introduce sweet and sour taste, PAM, for the juice of the month. It is a combination of 3 powerful ingredients, Pineapple, Apple and Mints which give a refreshing taste with many benefits. PAM is basically for energy booster, digestive aids and boost immunity.juice-star-of-sept_3

Pineapple & apple are excellent sources of antioxidants. Mixed with mint, this juice aids in digestion as it improves liver function. Mint also helps to relax cramped up stomach muscles. Pineapples is sometimes called as the king of the fruits. This “king of the fruits” are a delicious tropical fruit that have been celebrated for centuries not only for their distinct and unique taste, but also for their superficially incredible health benefits.

As we know, fruits is a rich source of fibre. So do the fruits in this juice, pineapples and apple, are a rich source of fiber. Pineapple are special because they contain both soluble and insoluble fiber. This helps for our digestion because of their fibre and water content which help to prevent constipation and promote regularity and healthy digestive tract. As we know, pineapple contain bromelain (proteolytic enzyme that digests proteins) which aids digestion by enhancing the effects of the digestive enzymes.

PAM consist of excellent source of antioxidant, vitamin C which help combat the juice-star-of-sept_2formation of free radicals (known to cause cancer). Free radicals are dangerous for the body as it will damage several organ systems and interrupt the body function and can lead to cancer. Vitamin C is also able to regenerate other antioxidant, vitamin E. Vitamin C is required for the synthesis of collagen and good for our skin. In addition, vitamin C helps for the teeth and gums health, preventing haemorrhaging and bleeding. It also enhance the iron absorption. Antioxidant and phytonutrients may help to reduce the risk of having cancer, diabetes, heart disease and hypertension.

This juice is suitable for all generation, from kids to adult and it is suitable to consume on any occasion. It is very refreshing and tasty! As some people say, PAM is like mojito meets pina colada in a bottle!

Grab our delicious PAM and enjoy 10% discount for juice of the month (September)!  😆

*For person who is under medication, kindly seek advice from your doctor first before consuming.

XOXO,

Zalikha

Spread the love, Love W (juice of the month, August)

Juice Star of August_7-01It’s good to have something that is tasty, juicy and flavorful on this hot weather to rehydrate your body with good nutrients. Every time your body feel thirsty, dehydrate, starved for electrolyte and lack of nutrients in your body, surely your body beg for some LOVE. We introduce you the LOVE W, the juice of the month for this loving month, which we have Friendship Day (7th August) 😎  and Merdeka Day (31st August) 😀  The Love W is nutritious and refreshing blend of watermelon, beetroot and apple. Each sips has significant levels of vitamins A, B6 and C, lots of lycopene, antioxidants and amino acids. It is a great post-run juice to replenish electrolytes and hydration.

In recent research studies, it is shown that watermelon and beet is a high lycopene foods. Lycopene is a powerful carotenoid antioxidant that gives fruits and vegetables a pink or red colour, which the benefits is for cardiovascular health and bone health. The lycopene reduces oxidative stress which normally reduces the activity of osteoblasts and osteoclasts. It also rich in potassium which supports to maintain calcium in your body and as result, the bones and joints will be strong.

Why watermelonwatermelon_3-01 is a perfect drink on a hot summer day? Because, watermelon is perfect food that can help you to stay hydrated as the water content is around 92% and is full of good electrolytes which may help to prevent stroke. With the beet and apple in it, it build more nutrients that is good for our body. The 3 simple ingredients found in our lovely Love W makes it the best beverage during hot days. They are cooling and hydrating. Love W can keep you hydrate, regulates electrolyte, improve blood pressure and improve athletic performance. It also aids in lowering bad cholesterol (LDL), reduces risk of cancer, and relieves fever & sore throat as well as improving the skin health.

Spread the love, Happy Merdeka Day and Friendship day!  😆

XOXO