While enjoying Christmas with the family, do you ever wonder what that secret ingredient is that makes your favorite dish so satisfying? Well, more than likely that ingredient is BUTTER! That, or sugar - taken right from a page out of a cookbook! Despite this knowledge, it doesn’t change the fact that the meal tastes amazing, but for everyone with dietary restrictions, metabolic disorders, or weight watchers in general, these added sugars and calories could really do some damage to our bodies.Read More
It’s the holiday season, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you have to put on those holiday pounds! For most Americans, weight gain in the winter season is due to a combination of holiday foods and less outdoor activity due to colder temperatures, and the result can be weight gain that takes a whopping five months to lose, according to a recent study from Cornell University.Read More
When people think of fiber, they think of commercials on TV with an old lady stirring a thick sludge in a glass and smiling as she struggles to choke it down. Fiber has gotten a bad rap over the years as a boring, bland supplement that only old people take. Not so! It’s time to revisit this remarkable food and highlight its amazing health benefits that are important for people of all ages. Since this is American Diabetes Awareness month, we are going to focus specifically on the application of fiber and how it naturally manages blood sugar levels.Read More
How likely are you to develop diabetes? Do you like refined carbs and sugary drinks? Are you Asian, Hispanic, Black or Native American? Then you have a much higher chance of developing diabetes, heart disease and stroke. Most Americans have a family or loved one that is affected by diabetes. Diabetes is a disorder that can affect nearly every part of your body. It’s a metabolic disorder that starts at the cellular level where our cells are not getting the energy they need to perform their daily function. When a disorder affects us at the cellular level, there is significant potential for many more complications to arise in our health.Read More
Do you ever wonder how our bodies perform and behave differently at certain times during the day? That’s because our bodies operate on a 24 hour biological clock. Nowadays there seems to an optimal time for everything, a life hack for all the best times to perform tasks for maximum efficiency. But at the end of the day, all life ebbs and flows in a biological pattern called the circadian rhythm. Scientists have proven that there are clear and visible patterns of brain wave activity, hormone production, cell regeneration and other biological activities. We have optimal times of the day that are best for muscle growth and repair, rest and physical activity, eating and elimination. By aligning ourselves with these peak times, we can maximize our overall health, strength, hormonal balance and brain power.Read More
With Halloween just around the corner, we thought it would be a good time to look at the top five most frightening things about traditional juice cleanses that you might not know.Read More
With October fast approaching, we’ve mixed together the perfect Holiday a drink to kick off the season! One leaf falls to the ground and we begin rummaging through our closet preparing our sweaters and cute scarves for Autumn- dusting off the decor from last year, and buying up all the cinnamon scented candles one can find. This is the reality for many, die-hard Autumn folks who are already waiting in line for the signature Autumn indicator- pumpkin spiced EVERYTHING!Read More
Did you know October 1 is World Vegetarian Day? This holiday was first started by the North American Vegetarian Society in 1977 and endorsed by the International Vegetarian Union in 1978. But with wildfires and hurricanes in the forefront of U.S. news, and heightened awareness of climate change, it’s the perfect time to consider switching to a vegan lifestyle to help save the earth. Here are the four big reasons why the United Nations is advocating for a huge shift to eliminating meat and dairy from our eating and agricultural habits across the world.
Did you know that unlike most green drinks on the market, SMART Organic Pressed Greens contains freshly pressed wheatgrass and barley grass JUICE powders? Using grass juice powders (not whole grass powders) is the key difference in our grass ingredient. When compared to other self-proclaimed “amazing” green drinks popular in local health food stores, the inclusion of our cold pressed, organic grass juice powders really stands out. In fact, these two power-house ingredients make up almost half of the greens in our green drink.Read More
With all the buzz around juice cleanses nowadays, it’s good to take a step back to consider how our bodies actually cleanse. People always talk about how juicing gives you energy, makes your skin glow and helps you fit into that Instagram-ready swimsuit. So does drinking copious amounts of pressed carrots and beets detox us? How about throwing back that popular $10 green juice at our local juicery? That’s got to cleanse us, especially at that hefty price tag!
We personally refuse to acknowledge the end of summer. Since we live in Southern California, we enjoy an endless summer all year round. However, to everyone else in the United States, Labor Day marks the unofficial end to summer. For those of you who are with us in wanting to extend our summer a little longer, try this mouth-watering Citrus Mint Quinoa Salad that celebrates all the flavors of the season. Best of all, this recipe is SMART Pressed Juice Cleanse approved so you can celebrate at your Labor Day Party guilt-free.Read More
If you've looked in your health food stores or supplement aisles, you might have wondered what vegan protein to choose. Here are the top 5 requirements when selecting the best, cleanest vegan protein product for you.Read More
If you’re reading this, chances are you have already completed the 7-day juice cleanse - congratulations! Although our 7-Day SMART Pressed Juice cleanse is simple, it does require the hard work and determination to stick to the juice schedule and clean meals, so give yourself a well-deserved pat on the back.Read More
Have you ever tried a juice cleanse? How did it make you feel? Many juicers report that they frequently feel hangry, tired and have extreme cases of food FOMO. Admittedly, having to watch friends enjoy their pizza while you sip on a glass of fresh juiced lawn mower clippings is not ideal.So how can we achieve balance? Is there a way to successfully complete a perfect juice cleanse while not feeling hungry, having energy, and even indulging in a delicious meal with your friends? Let’s take a closer look at the top five things we should be watching out for when we do a juice cleanse.Read More
Are you booking your calendar with more than you can possibly accomplish? Do you feel like life is a chaotic hot mess, at times? You are not alone. The present-day phenomenon of brain overload is a nationwide epidemic. We have plunged ourselves into a mad rush of activity, expecting our brains to keep track of more than they effectively and comfortably can. As Attention Deficit Disorder expert Edward M. Hallowell, M.D., argues this,“The brain overload has reached the point where our entire society is suffering from culturally induced ADD.”Read More
It’s hot out there. When people start frying eggs on the sidewalk and baking cookies in their car, you know the temperatures are soaring. In this heat, our bodies are working harder than ever to keep us in balance. Did you know that the water in our bodies actually carries the heat away from our internal organs to prevent damage? This water then travels through our bloodstream to our skin, resulting in that telltale stream of sweat. This life-saving function of our body prevents heatstroke, a serious condition that affects thousands of people every summer. In order to keep our bodies in top condition, we will look at some SMARTER ways to rehydrate and replenish in this heat.Read More
Have you been looking for better ways to eat well and stay healthy? An astonishing 70% of all chronic conditions have been linked to a poor diet and lifestyle. So what is the answer to better health? It all comes down to eating more vegetables.Read More
How many times have you vowed to work out and eat right to achieve that coveted summer body only to find that your resolve doesn't stand a chance against the influx of Facebook invites to barbecues and campfire S'mores nights? While temptation is certainly abundant during these warm summer months, we've got just the delicious remedy to help you say "NO" to bloat-inducing foods, and "YES" to a healthier, and lighter you.Read More
Who doesn’t love a festive 4th of July BBQ? A fun gathering with friends and family is always the highlight of every summer. As we plan to celebrate America’s independence, we might think of traditional BBQ foods, as well as the regular fixings: Grilled corn, potato salad, and that weird-looking red and blue jello with whipped cream.
This year, we wanted to introduce five SMART and delicious healthy food and beverage recipes that can be the highlight of every 4th of July party. These recipes are all SMART Pressed Juice Cleanse approved so you can enjoy your Independence Day party - guilt-free!Read More