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Smoothie Chill-out on Christmas Season : Pink Flamingo X Caramel Avocado

Our new tasteful and nutritious Premium Smoothie is now on board! Introducing Pink Flamingo with a mixture of superfoods from dragon fruit, lychee and honey which has the natural sweetness that fuel us with energy. Dragon fruit are mainly attributed to antioxidants, immune booster, and improve digestive system. The red colour of carotene and lycopene that found in these fruits are powerful antioxidants that have linked to a quality of anti-carcinogenic effects. Dragon fruit is low in calories with rich in vitamins and minerals that able to combat cell damage that lead to inflammation and disease. This powerful fruit also high in fibre that plays a good role in digestion, protecting against heart disease as well as maintaining healthy body weight

Pink Flamingo taste better with a hint of lychee as this small fruit smells so good and blend together with the concentrated of dragon fruit. Lychee also contain natural antioxidant that helps to improve skin health and slow down the aging process. The active minerals found in lychee including magnesium, copper, iron, vitamin C, folate and manganese are good for blood formation and circulation. The condition of being a good blood flow is when our blood vessels constricted to lower blood pressure that relates to a heart health. Try out our natural antioxidant of Pink Flamingo for the best immunity supplies throughout your day!

The Caramel Avocado is one of top smoothie seller at our stores. There are many benefits behind this creamy and fibrous smoothie that you must try. Avocado is a famous fruit for its good fat content. This fruit is prized for its high nutrient value and is added to various dishes due to its good flavour and rich texture. They have a creamy, rich, fatty texture and blend well with other ingredients.

Generally, avocados contain quite a bit of potassium, dietary fibre, and fats. It is loaded with heart-healthy Monounsaturated Fatty Acids (MFA). Most of the fat in avocado is oleic acid, a monounsaturated fatty acid aka the “good fats” shown to lower LDL, or “bad,” cholesterol and increase HDL, or “good,” cholesterol, according to the Dairy Council of California.

Here are 10 famous benefits from avocado :

  1. Healthy cholesterol level
  2. Healthy blood pressure
  3. Healthy blood sugar
  4. Cancer protection
  5. Aids digestion
  6. Healthy pregnancy
  7. Healthy heart
  8. Healthy eyes
  9. Healthy brain
  10. Anti-Aging

Our Avocado smoothies are special as we use LOW FAT milk!

Avocados are said to have good source of dietary fiber, which helps reduce the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and obesity. They are also high in antioxidants, so they also increase antioxidant absorption from other food! Combination of avocado and low fat milk give you a wonderful taste!

 

 

Pink October – Breast Cancer Awareness

Its October! we at La Juiceria continuously promote a healthy lifestyle and strive to serve you healthy food in town. In conjunction with breast cancer awareness month, have you heard about carcinogenic food? How to avoid in having a risk of cancer? On this awareness month, it’s good to feed a knowledge on several things related to this disease.

Breast cancer awareness is a yearly campaign that intended to educate people about the importance of getting to know more about breast cancer especially on early detection, stages, test, treatment and more. This annual campaign starts on October 1st and ends on October 31st with much activities that focusing on education and donation.

 

Cancer is a wide term for a class of diseases categorized by abnormal cells that grow and invade healthy body cells. For breast cancer, it starts with the cells of the breast as a group of cancer cells that can then assault surrounding tissues. When cancer cells travel to other parts of the body and starts damaging other tissues and organs, the process is called metastasis.

Some cancer risk factors, such as genetics and environment, are out of our control, but based on research, about 70% of your lifetime risk of cancer is within our control to change, including our diet. The best initiative to preventing cancer is by avoiding cigarettes, limiting alcohol intake, aiming a healthy weight range, and practice a regular exercise. Living in a multicultural country might be a challenge in terms of choosing food as we tend to consume varieties of ingredient and cooking style that lead to carcinogenic. To be much careful on choosing food that can reduce risk of cancer is a part of our vital role.

Anything that we eat can have a powerful effect on our health, including to provide us a risk of cancer. There is certain food that need to avoid for cancer prevention which is a food that contain carcinogen. Carcinogen is a substance that can promote carcinogenesis, a formation process of cancer. Food tend to become carcinogenic through high temperature cooking and through method of cooking like grilling or barbecuing. This food commonly found at street food like satay, skewers, fried food using recycled cooking oil and fried processed food like nugget and sausage. Though most of the food listed are not good for us, there are certain dietary habits that can have a major influence on our risk. For example, eating a traditional Mediterranean diet that rich in fruit, vegetables, and healthy fats like olive oil can lower your risk for a variety of common cancers, including breast cancer.

In one day, for healthy people need to take at least 5 servings of fruit and vegetables. Having an adequate number of vitamins and mineral from fruits and vegetables are proven to lower risk of cancer. In addition, those food also is a source of fibre which are good for our body system. Not a fan of veggies? Not a frequent fruits eater? As this healthy option was not easy to comply, this is what La Juiceria works for, to provide good food and drinks that can solve this matter. If you don’t eat, drink it! Our cold-pressed juices have enough mixed of fruits and vegetables to satisfy your daily benefit like vitamins, minerals and fibre need. Before its too late, we need to fuel up our body with something that could protect us from any unwanted exposure especially carcinogen. You also can enjoy eating fruits in a creative way by turn it into a glass of smoothie or a smoothie bowl. In La Juiceria Superfoods, we do have two options of a superfood smoothie bowl which are – Acai Berry Bowl and Pitaya Bowl. These two fancies yet healthy bowl really throw out a bad impression towards healthy food that could be presenting not tasteful and unsatisfying. Our smoothie bowl was made 100% using frozen fruits with a base of our Almond Mylk without added ice. Acai Berry and Pitaya (also known as Dragon fruit) has antioxidant effect that help to fight cancer.


If your family members have a history of cancer, making a small change to your diet and lifestyle which can make a big difference to your long-term health. Those that already been diagnosed with cancer, keep eating a nutritious diet can help to support mood and strengthen your body during this challenging time. Stay healthy and be happy!

Exercise is A Powerful Defense Against Anger & Addiction

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One key to overcoming addiction is addressing its underlying causes, which can include frequent or uncontrolled bursts of anger. In fact, many studies show that anger itself is addictive, according to Psychology Today. A body and mind primed for rage is at prime risk for developing a substance abuse disorder. Here’s how one problem leads to the other:

 

  • Unmanaged anger causes a host of problems, including high blood pressure, social isolation, and anxiety or depression. Alternately, rage can stem from pre-existing issues like these but also make them worse.
  • The sufferer turns to drugs or alcohol as a way to escape these woes, becoming addicted over time. But the abused substance never offers more than short-term effects. The addict finds herself having to use more and more of the compound.
  • The loss of control that comes with addiction stokes the fires of anger within the person while eroding her ability to manage her emotions. This creates a sinister form of reinforcement in which anger fuels addiction and vice-versa, till together the problems spiral out of control.

 

While this may sound rather bleak, there is hope for those who seek recovery. Exercise is a potent tool for addressing both anger and substance addiction. Here’s why:

 

  • Research reveals that exercise acts like an emotional relief valve, according to the New York Times. People who work out remain calmer and more lucid when exposed to upsetting stimuli than those who forego exercise.
  • Calmness and lucidity counter the effects of uncontrolled emotions. This deprives the addiction of the raw fuel it uses to keep the person enslaved to negative thought and behavior patterns. The addict begins to recover from her self-destructive urges.
  • Exercise fosters long-term recovery by planting the seeds of confidence and self-esteem. This creates a positive trend that counteracts the vicious cycle caused by anger and addiction. The addict now has psychological forces working in her favor, giving her a real opportunity for a life of healthy sobriety. In other words, exercise gives her a fighting chance.

 

Whenever someone mentions the topic of fitness, one questions that pops up, “what kind of exercises should I do?” Here’s a look at three options with proven benefits:

 

  1. Resistance training. This type of workout strengthens your muscles by pitting them against an opposing force, like an iron barbell, elastic band, or simple gravity. If you’re unsure how to start, then a regimen of pushups, situps, and squats offers solid gains with no out-of-pocket costs.
  2. Aerobics. The idea with this approach is to get your heart pumping and your blood rushing. Walking is a perfect beginning exercise that will strengthen your entire body. You can also choose running, classic calisthenics like jumping jacks, or more advanced options like cardio kickboxing.
  3. Tai Chi. This form of fitness training has ancient roots but offers modern results. It aids flexibility, focuses the mind, and can provide a means of self defense.  Tai Chi is a great place to start if you’re a raw beginner. You can use it to build a solid foundation of better health that will enable you to engage in more challenging exercises over time.

 

It’s vital to make sure your body can handle the demands of increased physical activity before you commence a fitness regimen. So always consult your healthcare professional first. Follow her advice and stick within your limits.

 

Getting fit, just like overcoming addiction and managing anger, is a one-day-at-a-time process. The efforts you put forth will more than pay for themselves with increased energy, higher self-esteem, and prolonged recovery from substance abuse. So give it your best, and remember to pat yourself on the back for a job well done.

Article by Constance Ray

Alternatively Healthy – Ketogenic Diet!

Everyone deserves to live a healthy life but the journey towards a healthy lifestyle is a choice one has to make for themselves. Most diet regimes mainly focuses in losing body weight. There should be another healthy reason for people to focus on by practising a specific type of diet. Ketogenic diet was originally introduced in 1920 and recently getting more attention due to its effectiveness. In this diet, an individual consumes a high fat, adequate protein, low carbohydrate with the ratio 5:1 of fat over carbohydrate.

The ketogenic or also known as “keto diet” becomes more popular as more people recognize its benefits for reaching their health and fitness goals. In medicine, this diet applies primarily to treat refractory epilepsy in children. The purpose of this diet is to force the body into a fat-burning state instead of carbohydrates for fuel. Normally, all the carbohydrate food will be converted into glucose which is transported around the body and particularly in sourcing brain-function. When there is an absent of carbohydrate, our body starts burning fats to use it as energy. The breakdown of fats in the liver produces ketones and fatty acids in the process known as Ketosis.

The main practised in Keto diet is to limit your carbohydrates intake derived mostly from vegetables, nuts, and dairy. All refined carbohydrates such as wheat (bread, pasta, cereals), starchy vegetables (potatoes, beans, corn) or fruits should be avoided. The small exceptions on fruits are avocado, star fruit, and berries which can be consumed in moderation due to its low sugar content. Do eat more protein, leafy vegetables, dairy products and fats products like olive oil, butter, keto friendly salad dressing and cream. There are variation of keto meals that can be easily prepared such as scrambled eggs with cheese, roast chicken, gourmet salad and meals that is low in carbohydrate. Anywhere between 20-30g of carbohydrate is recommended for your daily diet, but the lower you keep your carbohydrate intake and glucose levels, the better, the results will be. If your main goal with keto diet is for weight loss, it’s a good idea to keep track of your total carbohydrate intake. Just follow the nutrient intake which should be around 70% fats, 25% protein, and 5% carbohydrate.

Getting to know the metabolic process in our body, through this breakdown of macronutrients, you be able to change how the body uses energy. To understand the breakdown of macronutrients process, it is important to know how the body uses energy in the first place. First, a diet high in carbohydrate especially refined and processed sources from low-fat diet products can increase insulin and blood sugar levels and also promote inflammation in the body. In contrast, a low carbohydrate diet can also help reduce inflammation far better than a low-fat diet. Secondly, saturated fat is not shown to be harmful within the context of a low carbohydrate diet. It helps to improve cholesterol levels, including increasing the amount of HDL cholesterol or good cholesterol while decreasing total triglyceride levels in a body. Both mechanism can lead to good heart health and show better improvement in blood pressure over other diets. Some blood pressure issues are associated with excess weight, which is an advantage since keto tends to lead to weight loss.

A range of 20-50 grams of carbohydrate intake per day is ideal for most individuals.  Some can go as high as 100 grams per day to stay in ketosis state. To determine the protein consumption, you need to consider your body composition, ideal weight, gender, height and activity level. Too much protein intake can obstruct ketosis process. To avoid the breakdown of protein into glucose, you need to avoid eating more than 1.5-2 grams per kilogram of your lean body mass. In this diet, calorie counting is not required, nor should it be necessary. When you consume a high fat food, it is more satiating than by taking a high carbohydrate food.

Generally, the benefits of this diet are that you can get more reliable energy source and feel more energized during the day. Fats are shown to be the most effective molecule to burn as fuel and naturally more satisfying with longer satiated state. Keto naturally lowers blood sugar levels due to the type of food you consume. It is also good as it increases the mental performance because of the fatty acids produced during ketosis which have impacting benefits to brain function. A part of all the benefits listed above, keto diet is popular for weight loss due to its fat burning effect from the low-carbohydrate intake.

 

When you are in Keto diet, you are the best coach for yourself as you are the only one that will know what you should take and avoid. If you are not a good cook or always in a hurry, worry not and just feel free to drop by La Juiceria Superfoods to customise your own gourmet salad! Mixed salad leaves, kale or romaine salad are the best choice for the base. You can have anything for the protein category. For mains, watch out for starchy vegetables and dried fruits like roasted sweet potatoes, croutons, roasted pumpkin, sweet corn, raisins, beetroot and tortilla chips as all of these contributes sugar to your meal. The high-fat selections in the supplementary category are beef bacon bits, feta cheese, cashew nuts, parmesan cheese, avocado peas mash and chicken chorizo. You don’t have to worry about picking your dressing because it is all keto diet friendly except for Vietnamese dressing that contains less fat than others. Found a difficulties in choosing the ingredients? Try our own best seller Keto-friendly meal, which is Keto Bowl! It does looks like you are having a fried rice, but in reality it is a shredded cauliflower nourished with high protein food like kampung eggs and sauteed mushroom with a beneficial garnishment like shredded seaweed, spring onion and cherry tomatoes.

On top of that, knowing the best diet still requires you to have a balance nutrition and choose high fibre food, limit your intake of sugar and salt and stay hydrated. Exercise regularly to support your diet for a better lifestyle. We in La Juiceria Superfoods always work hard in offering great choices for our customer’s diet preferences.

Have a good day & all the best for your Keto-journey!

By : Ahmad Aizat

Superwomen Go Beyond With Superfoods

 

March is the month of empowerment! In conjunction with International Women’s Day and Nutrition Month, La Juiceria’s nutritionist, Zalikha Razali is sharing her tips on including Superfoods to your daily diets.

‘Go Further With Food’ is this year’s National Nutrition Month theme for 2018. The foods you choose can make a real difference, whether it’s starting the day off right with a healthy breakfast or fueling before an athletic event. . The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has put together all kinds of resources to help promote good nutrition. Do make sure the food that you are taking for your body is really good for you!

Here are a few other tips to “Go Further with Food” from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics:

  1. Include a variety of healthful foods from all of the food groups on regular basis. Remember to include carbohydrates, protein and fats.
  2. Include Superfoods into your diet to get good nutritional value
  3. Be mindful of portion sizes. Eat and drink the amount that’s right for you, as MyPlate encourages us to do. ½ vegetables, ¼ carbohydrate and ¼ protein
  4. 4.Find activities that you enjoy and be physically active most days of the week
  5. Realize the benefits of healthy eating by consulting with a registered dietitian nutritionist. RDNs can provide sound, easy-to-follow personalized nutrition advice to meet your lifestyle, preferences and health-related needs
  6. Consider the foods you have on hand before buying more at the store.
  7. Continue to use good food safety practices.

Superfoods are foods mostly plant-based but also some fish and dairy thought to be nutritionally dense and thus good for one’s health. Superfoods are also known as health boosters as they contain strong sources of vitamins, minerals, fiber and other nutrients. They are pack with nutrients that are good for your body and can help reducing your risk of heart disease, memory loss, and other health problems.

Here are some list of superfoods!

  1. Raw nuts

          When eaten in moderation, raw nuts are a great addition to your diet. Raw almonds, walnuts, cashews, and other nuts provide a hearty dose of fiber and omega-3 fatty acids. They’re also loaded with vitamins and minerals, such as iron, magnesium, and calcium.

  1. Berries

          Strawberries, blueberries, and cranberries are loaded with fiber, vitamins, and plant compounds (phytochemicals) that help widen arteries, which helps blood to flow smoothly. They are also rich in antioxidants, low fat, free of saturated fat, and a good source of fiber and vitamin C. That is why they are said to help lower your risk of developing chronic diseases and studies suggest blueberries may even improve memory!

  1. Quinoa

            Quinoa is one of the most protein rich foods. You can substitute with quinoa for white rice or pasta when you’re trying to add more fiber and nutrients to your diet. It, easy to digest, gluten-free, and high in protein and useful if you have type 2 diabetes. It provides as much protein as a bowl of rice, without spiking your blood sugar. For your information, quinoa is one of the only grains or seeds that provides all nine essential amino acids our bodies can’t produce themselves!

  1. Salmon

            Salmon is high in Omega-3 fatty acids and is a great source of protein. It is low in calories and saturated fat and it is also high in B vitamins and good source of Potassium! Salmon may reduce the risk of heart disease and may benefits for weight control

  1. Green tea

 This ages old health secret has been used as a natural remedy for everything from cancer to heart disease because green tea leaves contain the compound epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). This antioxidant is believed to have several health benefits.

There are so many other superfoods you can take! Remember to include superfoods in your diet to get the benefits! There’s no one diet that is right for everyone, so it’s important to follow a healthful eating plan that’s packed with tasty foods and that keeps your unique lifestyle in mind.

AND REMEMBER TO EAT RAINBOW!

 

Healthiest New Year’s Resolutions

Its almost 2018! Happy New Year! It’s a great time to start on your health goals for the year. Setting achievable goals is key to your success. Plan wise and make checklist to achieve it! Here are some healthy New Year’s Resolution 😆

 

  1. Get more sleep

Sleep is where the body’s time to rest, regenerate and repair. It can make you fresh, increase health and even strengthen your memories. Oh, and sleep is one of the most important things you can do for your skin. That is why we hear, “beauty sleep”.

 

  1. Take more of “Me” time

Do allow yourself to have “me” time to do things that you like. Is it ok to say “NO” sometimes to have more for your own time. Whether it’s for getting structured, doing a solo workout, or just a walk by your own at mall or park

 

  1. Cut your stress

Chronic stress can increase risk or worsen insomnia, depression, obesity, heart disease or even commit suicide. Long working hours, not enough sleep, no exercise, poor diet, and not spending time with family and friends are the factors to develop stress. Make sure you have enough rest so that you’ll save yourself time and money by keeping yourself happy and healthy.

 

  1. Save money

Cook at home instead of going out to eat. This will just not saving your money but it will impact on your health too. By cooking your own food, you’ll know what’s going into your food. There are a number of changes that will not only save you money, but help you live a healthier life.

 

  1. Consume more vegetables and fruits

Choose to go meatless on Mondays for a healthy start of the week. Try to add 5-7 servings of vegetables and fruits to your diet per day instead of focusing with one diet. Swap your fizzy sodas or heavily-sugared drinks with natural options like fresh juices. Of course, one of the easiest way to consume a variety of vegetables and fruits is through cold-pressed juices. Whether you make it at home or buy from shops, just get into the habit!

 

  1. Involve in physical activities

Make an effort to involve in physical activities at least 30 minutes, three times a week. Start slowly and increase gradually. You may start from walking to breeze walking then to jogging and running. Try to participate in fun run event, skating or cycling.

 

  1. Drink more water

The body is about 60% water and we’re constantly losing water from our bodies via urine and sweat. Many people forget to drink enough water. Remember to hydrate yourself by taking at least 8 glass of water. Drinking water helps you to:

  • Increases Energy & Relieves Fatigue.
  • Promotes Weight Loss.
  • Flushes Out Toxins.
  • Improves Skin Complexion.
  • Maintains Regularity.
  • Boosts Immune System.
  • Natural Headache Remedy.
  • Prevents Cramps & Sprains.

 

  1. Lose weight

Almost every year people will have this target. Remember, it isn’t going to happen overnight. This need a lot of work and patient. This will need all the above points. Your mental need to be strong to keep on track towards healthy lifestyle. Sleep, foods and exercise plays important role in weight loss.

 

Follow us on social media to know the latest news and promotions – to help you stay healthy and happy throughout 2018.

Happy New Year!  :mrgreen:  

ARE YOU GETTING ENOUGH FRUITS AND VEGGIES EVERY DAY?

According to Malaysian Dietary Guideline, eat plenty of fruits and vegetables. We always hear this statement but what exactly does plenty mean? Five bowls of fruit? Six salads? Nine apples? Two sweet potatoes? How much is enough? Fruits and vegetables contain some of the most vital nutrients for our overall health, but how many of us are actually consuming the recommended amount of at least five servings of fruits and vegetables per day? With our hectic lifestyles, it can be difficult to keep track of our daily fruit and vegetable needs. That’s why a bottles of La Juiceria juices is a great way to top up your nutrient intake every day.

WHAT HAPPENS TO YOUR BODY WHEN YOU DON’T GET ENOUGH NUTRIENTS:

  1. Weak Immune system

Fruits and vegetables both provide antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. If you lack vegetables in your diet and the important vitamins they provide, your body may lack the defenses it needs to release free radical fighters against viruses

 

  1. Digestive Problems & Constipation

You could feel super bloated and uncomfortable. If you’re not eating enough fruits, you’ll likely feels there is excess gas in your stomach, causing the dreaded feeling of bloating. Vegetables are major sources of dietary fibre, which helps push waste efficiently out of your colon. Too much salt in your diet also leads to bloating. To counter this, eat fruits that are packed with potassium and drinking more water may help. The National Institutes of Health links low fibre intake to digestion problems that include constipation and diverticular diseases.

Benefits of  that found in fruits and vegetables:

  • Help push food through
  • Prevent constipation
  • Eliminate toxins
  • Improve immune function
  • Regulate appetite and blood sugar levels
  • Reduce cholesterol
  • Promote a healthy digestive system

 

  1. Diabetes

Weight gain is commonly related with diabetes. If you’re eating a lot of high-density foods instead of fruits and vegetables, you will probably gain unhealthy amounts of weight which may lead to be at risk of getting Type 2 Diabetes. Why would you destroy your own body system? Put down the junk food and grab a fruit or vegetable instead!

 

  1. Overweight

You might be eating higher-calorie foods that promote weight gain and nutrient imbalance. Fast food, heavy meat intake and sugar are common things in Malaysia, hence the country ranks high in obesity rates. Research in the US has shown that people who are overweight or obese eat less fruits and vegetables than normal-weight groups. Becoming overweight increases your risk for many chronic diseases. You can eat more and feel full and happy with fewer calories in fruits and vegetables because they are low in calories and high in energy density.

 

  1. Cancer Risk

While there is no specific food that can protect you from cancer, a diet that includes antioxidants may reduce cancer risks. Antioxidants such as vitamin E, vitamin C, and carotenoids may reduce cancer risks by protecting healthy cells from free radicals. You can get antioxidants from kale, blueberries, blackberries and more. Don’t think by having these vitamins alone will help protect you from cancer risk because the other factors plays an important role as well. Practice a healthy lifestyle. Stop smoking and do regular exercises.

  1. Heart Disease

Eating lots of fruits and vegetables can reduce your risk for heart disease and stroke because of its effects in lowering blood pressure. A study has revealed that people who eat 8 or more fruits and vegetables a day are 30% less likely to have a heart attack or stroke.

 

  1. High Blood Pressure and Kidney Failure

Too much salt in the bloodstream reduces the ability of your kidney to remove water. It results to higher blood pressure and strains your kidney. Counter this with vegetables and fruits which are good natural sources of potassium, which has the opposite effect to salt and will help to lower the blood pressure. They are rich in potassium, calcium, and magnesium, which helps reduce the sodium in your diet.

 

  1. Bleeding Gums, Anaemia and Fatigue

Fruits and vegetables contain some of the most vital nutrients for our health, eating too few can result in nutrient deficiencies which leads to scurvy, fatigue, anaemia, depression, bleeding gums and more! Yes, you can get these nutrients in other food, but fruits and vegetables contain high concentrations and are great sources of goodness!

START THEM YOUNG

Fruits and vegetables are vital for everyone’s health. Our likes and dislikes of foods are formed in the first few years of life, so it’s important to give children lots of fruit and vegetables to try. It will help them develop a taste for them, meaning they will be more likely to eat fruit and vegetables as teenagers and adults.

AN EASY WAY OUT!
It is important to eat at least five portions of fruit and vegetables a day. La Juiceria juices is very convenient for those who have a tough busy lifestyle, especially if you’re not a fan of neither one! If you can’t eat it, drink it.


Did you know the Goodness Greens contain up to 1kg of vegetables?

YES! YES! I know it’s a lot! By drinking 1 bottle, you can have close to 1 kg of vegetables goodness into your body!

Trust me, the first sip will make you want to drink more! Not only is the juice full with a delicious flavour, it’s also rich with anti-oxidants like Vitamins A, B6, C, and E. No sugar, no preservatives and no additives and no chemical added into the juice. It’s the perfect way to help your body get all the nutrients it needs every day.

What’s inside Goodness Greens.

  • Kale
  • Spinach
  • Japanese Cucumber
  • Celery
  • Parsley
  • Lemon
  • Apple

So stay healthy and happy today by giving yourself a daily boost of goodness!
QUESTIONS? You can contact us at nutritionist@lajuiceria.com

 

 

 

References:

  1. https://www.rd.com/health/diet-weight-loss/not-eating-enough-vegetables/
  2. https://www.rd.com/health/healthy-eating/eat-more-fruits-veggies/
  3. https://www.livestrong.com/article/468537-what-will-happen-if-you-dont-eat-vegetables/
  4. http://www.fao.org/nutrition/education/food-based-dietary-guidelines/regions/countries/malaysia/en/

Juicing: 5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know

6th June 2017, by Sally Perkins 

Juicing, and in particular juice cleanses, are skyrocketing in popularity. By now you know that juicing entails the extraction or pressing out of the natural liquids contained in fruit and vegetables but did you know that juiced coconuts are a great source of electrolytes? Here are some more interesting facts relating to juicing.

Juicing Improves Your Love Life

While popular foodie aphrodisiacs generally include oysters, figs, chocolate and red wine, you can also whip up a healthy juice of aphrodisiacal proportions. Did you know that juiced celery, strawberry, watermelon and cherry can all give your sex drive a boost? Male pheromones are boosted by celery while strawberries are rich in antioxidants and Vitamin C which enhances blood flow and increases estrogen production.

Experience Juicing Benefits Quickly 

The degeneration of enzymes happen almost as soon as juicing is completed and it is for that reason that it is recommended to drink the juice as soon as possible. Freshly squeezed juice has the potential to develop potentially dangerous bacteria fast unless it has been treated. It is for this reason that experts recommend that fresh juice is consumed no longer than 24 hours after preparation. If you are enjoying a healthy juice cleanse, then it best to prepare the juices as you go in order to maximize the benefits.

Say Goodbye To Cow’s Milk 

Humans are the only mammals on earth that continue to consume another mammal’s milk after being weaned from their mothers. The reasoning behind this is often that cow’s milk is an excellent source of calcium. An interesting point to note is that you can get all the calcium your body needs from plant sources without being exposed to the health risks often associated with dairy. Spinach, kale, broccoli, collard greens and almonds are all excellent sources of calcium.

Waste Not Want Not 

The leftover pulp from juicing can be utilized for cooking and baking purposes. Vegetable pulp can be added to soups and broths and fruit pulp to cakes and muffins.

Prefer A Thicker Texture? 

Fruit with softer textures will result in thicker juices. Peaches, melons, apricots and berries are all examples of soft-textured fruit that will leave you with a deliciously heavy-bodied juice. If you are not a fan of a thick juice simply dilute it with fresh carrot, apple or grape juice for a thinner consistency.

Most people do not consume the recommended amount of fresh fruits and veggies. Juicing can help a person meet the daily recommendation in one drink. As interesting and promising as all of the above may sound experts suggest seeing a healthcare provider before embarking on a juice cleanse to avoid potentially hazardous food and drug interactions.

Eat well, Live well – A healthy Ramadhan

 

This holy month of Ramadhan is observed by Muslims for blessings by increasing their prayers and focusing on practicing good deeds. During this divine month, our body also requires the right food to stay healthy as we take care of our spiritual needs. The best diet during the fasting month is to follow tips that focuses on maintaining your energy and keeping your body hydrated throughout the day. Worry-less now and get your healthy food fix this Ramadhan month by visiting our La Juiceria Superfoods Café in Verve Shops Mont Kiara and Avenue K, Kuala Lumpur. La Juiceria Superfoods can cater to your healthy food orders by dining in or order online and get your meals delivered right to your doorstep.

Some general tips on healthy eating during the fasting month as listed below: –

Fuel up with energy during Sahur :

  1. Sahur is crucial for loading up energy for your long day during this fasting month.
  2. We encourage taking complex carbohydrates such as brown rice, wholemeal bread, oats, quinoa and more as it can make us feel full by delaying any gastric symptoms.
  3. Practice a well-balanced diet by increasing your protein intake like chicken, fish, tofu or legumes as the complex structure of protein can extend the digestion process longer.
  4. Keep your body hydrated by having plenty of water and snack on fruits as it also contains the right amount of nourished fluids.

Make the right choice for Breaking Fast :

  1. The best food to break your fast is to have at least 1pc of dates as it is high in sugar, great for immediate energy and a good source of fibre.
  2. Simple and small portion of food to avoid any stomach discomfort.
  3. Eat a well-balanced meal by having half a plate of vegetables with a quarter portion of both carbohydrates and protein.
  4. Stay hydrated by drinking a lot of plain water or any soup based food.
  5. Do not overeat as it will make your body uncomfortable which can limit your activity.

A proper eating habit during Moreh :

  1. After Terawikh prayer, we can have light snacks such as kuih-muih, wholemeal bread, crackers or sandwiches.
  2. Limit your intake of heavy food like rice, fried noodles as we do not require that much energy when our bodies goes to sleep.

 

The only thing that we need during this fasting month is to keep your body well nourished with the right nutrients and stay hydrated throughout the day. La Juiceria Superfoods offers a wide variety of healthy meal options. An example of a well-balanced meal that’s perfect for this Ramadhan is one of our signature dish – the Goddess Bowl. The Goddess Bowl gives your body the right amount of nutrients it needs. Using brown rice as the base because it is one of the best carbohydrate choice as it is high in fibre and has higher glycaemic index. It also helps to make you feel full and to control food intake when you break your fast. This bowl is packed with vegetables that have various phytochemicals, vitamins and mineral content that can perform different function in our body. As we fast, our body still needs the right amount of vitamins and mineral in order to maintain our immunity system and also helps to give your body a healthier glow. Goddess Bowl is also best for those who are Vegetarian as the source of protein comes from tofu and raw cashew nuts. You can simply enjoy clean eating during the fasting month since food served in our café caters to most Malaysians.

During this fasting month, people tend to crave for something sweet and desserts. We created a healthier option that can work as a dessert or a meal itself. Our featured smoothie bowl this Ramadhan is the Pittaya Bowl which is a combination of Dragon Fruits (Pitaya), Banana and our Almond Mylks. This smoothie bowl is created using a lot of superfoods such as  chia seed, bee pollen, grated coconut, granolas for the toppings. Dragon fruit is a good antioxidant and can help fight cancer while banana is high in potassium that can regulate better blood pressure and a good energy source. Fasting month is not about satisfying your hunger but it should be on how we can help ourselves live a better life by practicing some discipline to control food urges. It is also proven that eating healthy gives you a better quality of life and a peaceful mind.

Don’t miss our exclusive Ramadhan Promotion – Come on over to Goodness Greens Café at TTDI and La Juiceria Superfoods Mont Kiara to break your fast and you will be entitled to a FREE Pitaya Bowl when you make a  purchase of more than RM50.00 on a single receipt.

 

Let your Ramadhan month be a well-deserved break to your body, mind and soul by opting to eat more healthy food.

Selamat Berpuasa!

By : Ahmad Aizat

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