Healthy Lifestyle

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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Omar Shaheen
3 Ways to Keep Your Hormones in Check

3 Ways to Keep Your Hormones in Check

Written by Stephani Fenkanyn Remember Goldilocks who visited the three bears? Turns out our bodies have something in common with that blond, mischievous, little girl who entered the bears’ home looking for something just right! Like her, our body loves when our hormone levels are “just right”. Not too low, not too high, but that just right amount, to help keep everything else in check. The human body is programmed to maintain homeostasis, or otherwise described as ‘internal balance’. Hormones play an integral role in maintaining this balance by responding to direction and acting as messengers throughout the body to...

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