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Ingredient Spotlight: Matcha

Ingredient Spotlight: Matcha

Japanese buddhist monks have been drinking matcha during their tea ceremonies for centuries, due to it’s amazing health benefits and ability to create an ‘alert calm’. The word ‘matcha’ in Japanese literally means powdered tea - and that’s exactly what it is. It is made by grinding green tea leaves into a fine powder, to which you add hot water. Because you are actually consuming the leaves (instead of taking them out with a tea bag), matcha has increased levels of antioxidants and nutrients when compared to steeped green tea. It also has moderate caffeine levels, making it a great...

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Haley Knox
Ingredient Spotlight: Ginger

Ingredient Spotlight: Ginger

“GET MORE GINGER!” is proudly displayed on the windows of all our Village Juicery locations. Why is that? Ginger is one of the most powerful foods on our planet, and has been used for hundreds of years for its medicinal properties among many different cultures. Belonging to the same plant family as turmeric, ginger is highly anti-inflammatory and contains many potent antioxidants due to its active chemical component, gingerol. Let’s explore the benefits of this warming and delicious spice, all of them backed by scientific research! 1. Anti-Inflammatory Inflammation plays a role in almost every major disease, so it is...

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Chia Seeds: Why and How to Use this Super Seed

Chia Seeds: Why and How to Use this Super Seed

You may have first heard of chia seeds due to their ability to sprout from pots shaped like everything from Kermit the Frog to Barack Obama. Or, perhaps you’ve heard talk of their many nutritional benefits. There’s no doubt chia seeds are incredibly popular right now. So what’s all the hubbub about? Well, to understand that, let’s first take it back. Like, waaaaay back. Because as early as 2600 BC, the Aztecs used them as a beverage, ground into a flour, pressed for oil and even included them in medicines. The Nutritional Benefits of Chia Seeds So, why were the...

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