Love yourself, love your family. Choose organic. We do!
You owe it to yourself and your family. Going organic just might be the best weapon you have against disease. No pesticides, no GMOs, no kidding. By drinking organic, nutrient-dense juice every day, we harness a super power to combat and flush out the environmental toxins we can’t help but consume.
See you at The GEM. Honestly organic is how we roll.
Almonds: A good source of manganese and copper. Heart-healthy almonds are high in monounsaturated fats—the same type of health-promoting fats associated with reduced risk of heart disease.
Apple: Apples are filled vitamin C, antioxidants, and soluble fiber. They are also well a great way to lightly sweeten your juice. (Yum!)
Banana: Bananas are rich in vitamin B6 and they are a good source of fiber, vitamin C, magnesium and potassium. They make our GEM smoothies super rich and creamy!
Bee Pollen: Often referred to as “nature’s super-food.” Benefits include: boosted immunity, alleviated allergies, energy, reduced cholesterol.
Beets: Blood-builders.Stamina enhancers. Performance boosters. They detoxify the blood and then renew it with minerals. Su[ports healing and detoxification of the liver and kidneys. Beets also help stimulates the lymph system, helping to flush out fatty deposits.
Blueberry: This super fruit is known for its incredible antioxidant properties for cardio vascular health, anti cancer properties and cognitive health—just to name a few!
Cardamom: Cardamom has detoxifying properties. Cardamom improves digestion and blood circulation to the lungs.
Carrots: Contains a form of Vitamin A that triggers a fat flushing reaction in your system, literally washing out fat and waste quickly and efficiently. Carrots also play an outstanding role in anti-cancer effects on the body and provide optimal immune support.
Cashews: This delicious nut is high in B vitamins, magnesium and copper, and provides a wide array of health benefits in addition to being the base for our healthy milk alternative!
Cayenne: A tremendously powerful therapeutic herbal agent, this anti-inflammatory spice stimulates circulation, increases metabolism and neutralizes acidity in the body.
Celery: This AMAZING anti-inflammatory veggie heals the gut, purifies the blood, strengthens the bones, lowers blood pressure.
Chia Seeds: High in omega-3s,nthis anti-inflammatory seed also has more iron than spinach, more calcium than milk (not that milk is any good for us anyway) and even more antioxidants than blueberries.
Chlorophyll: An amazing natural defense against the effects of stress. Chlorophyll boosts the immune system, and cleanses the digestive track, the liver and the blood. If you want to detox, be absolutely certain to include leafy greens like kale, for their chlorophyll.
Cinnamon: Cinnamon is classically paired with sugar for a reason: cinnamon is a powerful aid in regulating the body’s blood sugar levels! Cinnamon is also rich in trace minerals, iron, calcium, and quality dietary fiber. This spice lessens inflammation and fights microbes in the body.
Cucumber: A natural diuretic that aids in kidney, liver and pancreatic detoxification. Highly beneficial for conditions of blood pressure, both high and low. Incredibly alkalizing!
Coconut Manna: Contains healthy, healing, MCT fats–considered a rare and important building block of every cell in the human body. Boosts immunity, kills bacteria and viruses, protects against cancer, heart disease and promotes calcium absorption. Great for skin radiance.
Dates: These sweet treats are high in fiber, vitamin A, magnesium, and antioxidants.
Ginger: Benefits include aiding digestion and circulation while reducing inflammation. It is the ultimate ally in fighting nasty cold and flu symptoms. Also considered to have anti-cancer properties.
Hemp: This seed is rich in protein and contains omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, vitamins A, E, B-12 and folic acid, and is rich in magnesium, potassium, iron and magnesium. Hemp has anti-inflammatory agents and improves circulation.
Kale: t contains more easily absorbed calcium than milk. Kale is rich in lutein, a major anti-cancer phytochemical, and is one of the best sources of beta-carotene, a major player in the battle against cancer, heart disease, and certain age-related chronic diseases. It is also rich in Vitamin C and Vitamin A. The detox benefits of chlorophyll alone make this one of the MVPs of kale nutrients.
Lemon: a natural antiseptic—clearing bad bacteria out of the system. Incredibly alkalizing, and as they stimulate the digestive system, purify the liver and clear out toxins. We love adding lemon to everything!
Maca: A nutritionally dense super-food rich in B-vitamins (energy), and is a vegetarian source of B-12. Shown to be beneficial for hormonal problems including PMS, menopause, and hot flashes. Best known for improving libido and sexual function, especially in men. For this reason, it’s earned the nickname “nature’s Viagra.”
Mango: Mango is rich in dietary fiber, and antioxidant compounds. Mango fruit has been found to protect against colon, breast, leukemia and prostate cancers. High in Vitamin A, C, and is a rich source of potassium.
Maple Syrup: Maple syrup features 54 different antioxidants positioning the flavorful ingredient among fruits and vegetables well-known for their health benefits.
Orange: A bright spot of sunshine, 1 orange provides 100% of your daily recommendation of Vitamin C and lots of fiber!
Pomegranate: Pomegranate juice has been highly recognized for its phytochemicals.
Raspberry: This super food helps prevent unwanted damage to cell membranes and other structures in the body by neutralizing free radicals. May also have cancer protective properties.
Sea Salt: Sea salt is obtained naturally from the sea, and does not go through any processing that alters its natural make-up. It is naturally alkalizing. It contains many essential trace minerals that your body needs in order to be healthy.
Spinach: This chlorophyll-rich green is loaded with calcium, folic acid, vitamin K and iron. Spinach is also rich in vitamin C, fiber and carotenoids. Add its lutein and bioflavanoids and spinach is a nutritional powerhouse.
Turmeric: Turmeric helps fight infections, reduce joint inflammation and treat digestive problems like bloating and gas. Studies show it provides super protection against certain cancers such as breast, prostate, skin and colon.
Glossary of Terms
Alkaline System: Many functional and alternative medicine advocates believe that increasing your body’s alkalinity through dietary modification prevents chronic disease and improves your health. Diseased cells thrive in an acidic environment and cannot in an alkaline one. Adding more alkalizing greens into your diet can help ensure an alkaline system. Just about anything we serve at The GEM promotes alkalinity!
Alkaline forming foods: green leafy vegetables, lemons, limes, some whole grains and legumes.
Acidic foods: anything fried, processed, all dairy and meats.
Anti-inflammatory: Describes properties that reduce inflammation within the body. The consumption of anti-inflammatory foods help control inflammation and promote vibrant health. These include the most colorful fruits and vegetables, oily fish (which contain higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids), nuts, seeds, and certain spices, such as ginger and turmeric.
Phytochemicals: AKA antioxidants, flavonoids, flavones, isoflavones, catechins, anthocyanidins, isothiocyanates, carotenoids, allyl sulfides, polyphenols
The term “phytochemicals” refers to a wide variety of compounds found in fruits, vegetables, beans, grains and other plants. Some of the more commonly known phytochemicals include beta carotene, vitamin C, folic acid and vitamin E.
We love phytochemicals for their purported prevention and treatment of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure. Many experts suggest that people can reduce their risk of cancer significantly by eating more fruits, vegetables and other foods from plants that contain phytochemicals.
SOOOOO, EAT MORE VEGGIES!