Nutritional Value

WHY Breakfast Is Important

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Why breakfast is an important meal of the day

You might think that the recommendation not to skip breakfast is just plain good advice. After all you need enough fuel to make it through the morning, right?

Probably the most appealing benefit is that breakfast jump-starts your metabolism and, thus, helps you burn more calories throughout the day.

The rule of thumb is to eat like a Queen for Breakfast, a King for lunch and a pauper for dinner especially if you are trying to watch your weight and some even say use Breakfast as your biggest meal.  Either way, most people live like the opposite.

When you eat breakfast you’re telling your body that there are plenty of calories to be had for the day. When you skip breakfast the message your body gets is that it needs to conserve rather than burn any incoming calories.

“Studies have found that although people who skip breakfast eat slightly fewer calories during the day, they tend to have higher body mass index, or BMI,” says Christy C. Tangney, PhD, a clinical dietitian at Rush University Medical Center and an expert on the effects of diet and nutrition on heart health.

Advantages of eating in the a.m.

Various studies have found different benefits of starting your day with breakfast, including:

  • Having a lower BMI
  • Consuming less fat through the day
  • Meeting recommendations for fruit and vegetable consumption
  • Having higher daily calcium intake
  • Having higher daily fiber intake
  • Having better performance (memory and attention) (for school-aged children)

Disadvantages of missing a morning meal

Various studies have found a range of disadvantages of skipping breakfast:

  • More likely to be overweight
  • Less likely to meet recommendations for fruit and vegetable consumption
  • More likely to consume unhealthy snacks

Studies of children and adolescents have shown that those who skip breakfast are apt to be overweight.  AND schools that offer sugar sweets for breakfast gives our kids hyperactivity and then a crash.

What should we eat?

Here at Wheatgrass we serve several options of Breakfast on the go!  Gluten Free Oatmeal in a cup with fresh fruit, Chia Pudding with fresh fruit, Gluten Free Toast with spread with Almond Butter and fruit or one of our delicious Smoothies with Protein is a great option!  Have you tried our protein power bars or the Gold Bars with a juice?  We also serve Revelator Coffee and PURE Cafe Mocha Coffee (without the acid).  So if you are rushing to work, we open at 7:30.  Call ahead and we will have it waiting for you! 

The important thing when it comes to breakfast “items” read labels on any processed breakfast selections to see if they’re healthy choices.

Especially with protein bars and some yogurt; some of them can have a lot of added sugar, so it’s a good idea to try to keep sugars under 20 grams and look for bars with about 6-10 grams of protein, and 3 or more grams of fiber.

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Have you thought about a sugar detox?  Since we have had strong interest and people are having success with it, we have decided to hold the special price through December!  Knowing how to hold yourself back from all the temptations at parties and gatherings is important for you to be the best version of yourself.  We focus on what you CAN eat, not what you can’t.  People tend to gravitate on deprivation instead of being the best of themselves for clarity, focus, strength and principles of discipline.  

Don’t get me wrong, sugar is holds the principles of cocaine when it comes to addiction!  The new year is fast approaching and now is a good time to get on track.  Let us know if you want to join our community!  Regular price is $97 but this month is $67.  What will you get?  A Quick Start guide, The Plan, The Menu with shopping list, A Success Journal and once completed a massage from KVR to reward yourself!  PLUS 4 coaching sessions for accountability, as well as a Facebook community group to cheer you on.  Come in and we can chat about it or CLICK HERE to book a FREE session to determine what is right for you.  

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What is our Loyal Membership Special this week?  Any Breakfast item listed above, get 10% savings at checkout when you say “Breakfast of Champions” .  Breakfast Special ends at 10:30am each day until Dec 16th.

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Gift Of Health

We hope everyone is surviving the water leak episode!  We are up and running, however due to the water line break in the area, our Kangen Water Machine is turned off until early next week.

The season of Christmas and celebrating is upon us, so lets look forward to some cheer ahead instead of focusing on what we can’t control.

If you are like me and have no idea what to get a person who has everything, gift giving makes it hard, confusing and somewhat impossible.  Not to mention waiting in lines, hoping you got the right size, keeping up with the receipts and returning gifts after Christmas is another headache.

Gift cards make the perfect gift!

It is like a treat to splurge on something not only delicious but healthy too!  Our Gift Cards are not just for Juices, Smoothies or food but they can also be used for Kangen Water Membership or our organic supplement line or Essential Oils!  Now that is a sweet deal!  NOW IS THE TIME TO GET GIFT CARDS BEFORE I RUN OUT! 

Who doesn’t love our Essential Oils!

When you walk into our store, you will not only feel loved and happy but relaxed and peaceful due to the ongoing two diffusers.  We create an atmosphere of diffused oils not only to keep our air clean and free from toxins, germs from the outside but also to help be in touch with your senses.

We use Young Living Essential oils which are the largest and one of the oldest company with the Seed to Seal Promise.  In other words, YL grow their own plants and bottle them which no other oil company does!  You can even visit their farms.  All other Essential Oil companies get their plants from other sources.  I chose YL because I truly believe in their integrity and safety.

The YL Essential Oil Kit is the perfect gift!

They are perfect for anyone who wants to create not only an atmosphere of clean living but also holistic care.  The Kit comes with 11 oils and a diffuser.  You can also choose your own diffuser!  Come in and take a look at our two diffusers and try on an oil for yourself!

Ready to purchase a kit?

Great!  Just click this link to get started.  It takes you straight to the link to purchase a kit and diffuser.

If you need help, just contact the store and I can do this over the phone if you wish. No obligation to order monthly or autoship – never!  You can order when you want and how much you want, plus if a friend or family member wants to order, they can use your member number as the Enroller and you will receive $50 for the referral!  Basically, get three people to use your number upon sign up and you get your kit FREE!

Want a gift under $20?

We have you covered there too!  From gift cards to snacks as well as our infused Zi-Olive Oils are the best!  Some are infused with different flavors such as lime, pear, fig, garlic, herbs as well as balsamic vinegar oils such as strawberry!  You can use these in marinate meat or fish or use on your salads!

Perfect for a stocking stuffer, a house-warming gift when you are invited to a holiday party or that last-minute gift you forgot to buy someone!   What is more special is they are 25% off thru the first week of December!  (Offer ends Dec 9th)

7 Day Sugar Detox Program

Our 7 Day Sugar Detox ends tomorrow with the special price of $67.  Normally $97, this program consists of a Quick Start Guide Book, The Plan, Menu, Journal of Success, Accountability and Coaching with Me including consultations over the phone or one on one.  Once the Detox is completed, you receive a certificate for a massage from KVR massage to celebrate as well as a Maintaining Guide.  I am here to guide you ever step of the way!  

Please comment below before Dec 4 to receive the discount.  We already have a few signed up to start Sunday, however you can start at any time after the purchase.  You may also call or text 270-339-0386 or email me, melissa@melissannphillips.com .

Check out my other programs since the first of the year is coming up and I book up quickly so time is limited.  CLICK HERE to see other programs we offer.  Our goal is to help people be the best version of yourself!

LOYAL MEMBERSHIP SPECIAL

10% Savings on all Plate Lunches and Soups by coming in and say, “I love soup” upon check out!  Served in-house or to go!  Call ahead if you come late because we sell out. 

 

Eating During The Holidays

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!  I also want to thank everyone for a great weekend for Black Friday and Shop Local Saturday.  We had a great turnout and our guest vendors loved the atmosphere of Wheatgrass!

During the holidays it used to be a real struggle for me… the candy, cookies, pies, parties, casseroles, decorating, shopping, stress… all added up AND it seemed like I always gained weight.  Then, every January I used to find my “skinny jeans” tighter and my waistline generally uncomfortable when I sat down, ugh! Do you know the feeling? And let’s not even talk about how I felt mentally – tired all the time and not self-confident at all. I hate those feelings!  However this year, I made it just fine during Thanksgiving, so let me tell you how I did it!  Going through the Health Coaching program, I now understand about making sure my body gets the proper nutrients so it won’t crave those nasty toxins or other sweet unhealthy foods.  We believe if you are getting what your body needs, guess what?  The cravings disappear, and you eat less, therefore your body takes care of itself in which you feel lighter, healthier and happier!

When you start learning about what was really in your food,  you will start making decisions to value yourself and your body. In actuality, normal-weight people typically gain about one pound over the holiday season. This may not sound like much weight gain, but a recent review published in Physiology & Behavior found that most of us never lose that pound – and year after year, this annual holiday weight gain can lead to health problems such as obesity, heart disease and Type 2 diabetes.

Refuse To Give In To The Urge To Wait Until January To Get The Weight Off

Set up an appointment today HERE WITH ME for a FREE Transformational Call to see what is stopping you from losing weight, feeling great and how to get started in the right direction!  I am here to help… HERE is my coaching site to see what I offer too.

How many times have YOU told YOURSELF that you would just wait until January to get the weight off?   Here’s the big problem with this way of thinking. It removes all restrictions to your eating. Most likely, if you pigged out on 6 occasions during the month of December, but kept the rest of the month in check you might likely gain one to two pounds….or maybe none at all! But, if you defer all self-control for 31 days, it’s likely you could end up 5 to 10 pounds heavier by January.

Even more damaging than the extra weight, is the feeling of defeat you feel when January rolls around. In essence, putting off your self-control by throwing off all restrictions on food just defers the emotional pain.

You may not actually lose weight over the holiday season, but controlling your weight over the holidays is achievable if you aim to keep things even until life gets back to its normal pace in January.

Here are a few of the things I do (that YOU can do too) that have really helped me stay on track during the holiday season…

  • Drink a green drink every day: This will give you a healthy energy boost and will remind you that your health comes first. Follow this up with a healthy meal too, so that you keep your hunger in check!  We suggest our Green Lemonade or Apple Juice with Phyte! 
  • Keep moving and stay active: Jumpstart your metabolism each day by going to the gym or enjoying a long walk. I always love attending fitness classes on holidays because it can be hard to motivate myself, so it helps to have an instructor or trainer cheering me on. Sweating it out will improve your mood, boost your metabolism and keep you from snacking on goodies all day.  Here is a place you can attend weekly!
  • PLAN ahead & Eat a little something before you go to a party: You don’t want to show up ravenous, because then you’ll eat everything in sight! Eat a good source of organic healthy protein and fat (such as avocado or raw nuts) to help sustain you for a few hours. This way you can still enjoy your favorite foods at the party, but won’t be so hungry that you go overboard. 
  • Focus on your friends and family: Remember what’s really important and enjoy spending time with your loved ones. I love socializing at parties, rather than eating.
  • Cut out the alcohol (or keep it limited): Your liver is your main detoxifying organ, so if you’re trying to lose weight drinking alcohol is your worst enemy. If you want to have a festive drink, have one glass of organic wine and then replace it with sparkling water and lime the second time around.
  • Chill out. If you are feeling super stressed out, your cortisol levels can skyrocket causing your body to hold onto weight (particularly in the waist). Fat accumulates near the stomach because the cells in the stomach are more sensitive to cortisol, and very effective at storing energy. Do some yoga, meditation, or take a long walk either before or after a meal.  I opt for a massage!
  • Consider a fast: Doing a 12-hour fast after a big meal can help get your body back on track and help you digest everything you have eaten more efficiently.  We have a Reset One Day Juice Cleanse that is perfect for this!  Call us and we will get you started! 
  • Make healthier versions of your favorite holiday dishes: This will give you the option of eating at least one healthy item while you’re at a party. It will also give you the opportunity to share a real food holiday dish with friends and family, showing them healthy food can be delicious!  I made vegan mac n cheese for Thanksgiving!

LOYAL MEMBERSHIP SPECIAL: 10% off Every Juice or Smoothie that is “green”, which includes the Smoothie Bowl, The Incredible Hulk, Ginger Shots, Apple Juice with Phyte, Green Lemonade.  SECRET WORDS TO SAY UPON CHECK OUT…. “Go Go Greens”

UPCOMING EVENTS

CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE INFO ON FACEBOOK

Saturday Dec 2!  Must register for space, but can stop in just in case we have room.  12-3 Smoothies and Succulents.  You can make your own book planter!  Lots of fun!

Holiday Shopping Specials

We are so excited to participate in the Holiday Shopping Experience this upcoming weekend!

We are super excited to offer BLACK FRIDAY Specials, so we hope you are out and about shopping, or just come by and see what our guest vendors will be offering at Wheatgrass!  Come by and register for our $50 Basket which includes a lighted Himalayan Salt Lamp, Revelator Coffee, Free Juice Vouchers and healthy snacks!

Want a massage after all that shopping?  Got tension in your neck and back from standing in long lines?  Need a reboot drink to head back out again?  We have got that covered!  Audrie Henderson from KVR Massage will have her chair set up and hosting 1-10 minute massages in her chair!  If you opt for the 10 min, you get a FREE energy drink from us!

On Saturday, we got more surprises!  Shaped by Faith with Theresa Rowe will have models featuring her new shirts in a runway event at 11!  She will be here all day offering specials and give-away too.

Fox and Swan with Heather Phillips will feature her Bohemian Wear as well as her watercolor Art!  Perfect for a unique gift.

We also have Erika Neal featuring children’s books, Daisha featuring Beauty Counter products and Sweet Earth Jewelry featuring $5 items for stocking stuffer!

Wheatgrass will also be having a 25% sale on all our infused Olive oil!  Got a dinner party and need to take a hostess a gift?  How about a gift for someone who loves to cook?  These Zi-Olive oils are a trademark in Gatlinburg, however hard to find around here!

CAN’T WAIT TO SEE YOU!  A juice or a smoothie can get you through your shopping experience or come in and have a healthy breakfast with juice and toast/oatmeal early on Friday and our lunch plate/soup either day!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Melissa

Time for a Juice Cleanse!

Juice cleanses can offer numerous health benefits, so if you’re trying to find a way to boost your health or lose weight or detox after all the Thanksgiving food we have got you covered!  Now is a great time to think about a Juice Cleanse and Pre-order for after Thanksgiving and before the other Holiday Events to look and feel great in that cute party dress!

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To start, let’s explain how a juice cleanse works. A juice cleanse flushes your body with all the essential vitamins, minerals, and nutrients it requires in order to support good health. Furthermore, this flush of the good helps remove the bad, which means juice cleanses also offer a detoxing effect.

At first, when you begin a juice cleanse, your body becomes confused as it doesn’t have any substance to break down. Instead, you are overloading your body with nutrients that are easily absorbed. When your body then clues into what is happening, it begins to flush out toxins stored in fat cells, which have overgrown due to years of poor eating. This explains why some individuals find the first few days of a juice cleanse particularly difficult as you may almost feel sick when your body goes into detoxifying mode but others feel energized.

So if you’re asking yourself – “should I do a juice cleanse?” – the answer really depends on whether you want to start feeling better and give your body a fresh start.  We offer a 1 Day Reset, a 2 &3 Day Cleanse.

LOYAL MEMBERSHIP SPECIAL UPON ORDERING A JUICE CLEANSE – 10% SAVINGS when you use the secret code saying “I’m ready to Juice it up with a cleanse! ”   Must pre-order and pre-pay to have juice cleanse at any time.  Offer good through November 18th – 25th 2017 and cannot be combined with any other offer.

Your body on the juice cleanse detox

For many people, juice cleanses are too difficult to endure as the temptation to simply carry on with your regular eating habits becomes too strong. Here is what you can expect while on a juice cleanse.

Day 1: Your bowels will still remain regular this day, but you may be thinking about all the foods you could be eating instead. You may miss chewing and may feel yourself unsatisfied.

Being on a juice cleanse detox diet also significantly reduces your calorie and carbohydrate intake, so your sugar can take a dip, leaving you feeling dizzy and sluggish. Avoid intense exercise on your first day and take more time to rest.

Day 2: On day two, you may already start feeling lighter and even more energetic despite not consuming solid food. Your body isn’t using its energy to break down food, leaving you with far more of it to use.

You may also find your health improve in other ways as many individuals who embark on a juice cleanse detox diet unknowingly uncover a food allergy once they stop eating that food. If you feel dramatically better, you may want to speak to your doctor about uncovering an underlying food allergy.

If you’re a regular caffeine drinker, you may be experiencing headaches and other pains – this is known as withdrawal.

Lastly, you will find you are going to the bathroom much more often as you are not in taking fiber to slow down your bowels.  Don’t worry if you see your urine change colors due to the beet juice.  Most people don’t experience diarrhea just more flushing with urine.

Day 3: You would think day three is a breeze, but this is when many individuals go back to intense cravings. Even though you have flooded your body with many nutrients, juice cleanses do not provide fat and protein, and so by day three you may find it hard to function – it is not advised to complete a juice cleanse for over three-day span as it can result in muscle loss.

Health benefits of juice cleanse (including detox and weight loss)

As mentioned, juice cleanse detox diets can offer many health benefits, including weight loss.  Many suggest that juice cleanses can aid in detox, boost nutrient absorption, improve skin appearance, promote energy, and improve overall health. And yet many individuals are still skeptical about this newest craze.

A juice cleanse is a good idea to get in essential nutrients, which your current diet may very well be lacking. Furthermore, committing to a three-day juice cleanse could be the kick-start you need in order to begin a healthier lifestyle.

For some, the psychological effects of a juice cleanse are more benefiting than the physiological, as it changes their state of mind and breaks bad habits to start new healthier ones.

Here are some other benefits you can obtain whilst being on a juice cleanse:

Nutrition: Consuming only juices from whole fruits and vegetables, you will get a boost in vitamins, minerals, and other essential nutrients.

Weight loss: Although not promised, reducing calorie intake can lead to weight loss.

Maximum detoxification: Without food to break down, your liver and kidneys can use their energy to better detox the body and eliminate toxins found in cells.

Liver health: Your liver does not have to work so hard when there is no food to break down. Instead, it becomes flooded with nutrients to help make it better. Think of it as a mini vacation for your liver.

Harmful foods eliminated: A juice cleanse is an easy way to instantly remove harmful foods in your diet and hopefully kick-start a life without them. A juice cleanse may also make you aware of a possible food allergy or intolerance, as you may feel better once you stop eating certain foods.

Stomach rest: Not consuming solids means the stomach doesn’t have to produce acid in order to break food down.

Gut repair: Our diet can cause damage to the gut and cause our gut bacteria to go awry. Not having to do so much work, the gut can begin to repair itself.

Reduced appetite: You may find your appetite has reduced after the cleanse as you’ve got used to not eating as much.

Easier food decision-making: Now that you’re used to consuming healthy foods, you can make easier, better food choices as you know that eating well is enough to feel full and healthy.

Improved energy: Once you have become adjusted to only consuming liquids, you may experience greater energy and clarity as your organs are not using your energy to perform their functions such as digesting food.

Rehydrated body: Many of us do not drink as much water as we should, and so this is a good way to get into the habit of drinking more fluids.

Reduced physical problems: You may notice a reduction in headaches, rashes, aches, and pains, along with bloating and cramping. These are ways that our body fights off irritants, so by taking on a juice cleanse you are giving your body a break.

Reversed cell damage: Cell function starts improving as cells are able to repair themselves.

Digestion: As previously mentioned, no food means no digesting, which means your digestive system as a whole is not overworking to break down the bad food. Thus, it gets a break, too, and can heal itself by the time you start eating once again.

Heart health: Juice cleanses help relax blood vessels with the influx of nutrients, which boosts circulation.

Pre-juice cleanse guidelines

Prior to beginning a juice cleanse, you must take part in a pre-cleanse, which can better prepare you and your body for the actual cleanse. An important point to consider prior to your juice cleanse is to consume more water the days leading to your cleanse. Often, we feel hungry but, in fact, we are just dehydrated. By staying hydrated, not only do you eliminate false hunger – water helps transport nutrients around your body.

The next step is to cut out caffeine gradually. If you are a heavy caffeine consumer, you may need to plan further in advance. When you cut out caffeine cold turkey, you can experience withdrawal symptoms, which can be quite taxing on the body, especially if you are not consuming “real” food.

You will also want to start consuming more fruits and vegetables. An easy way to incorporate more fruits and vegetables is by making a smoothie. Also keep in mind that consuming raw fruits and vegetables increases enzyme consumption leading to better digestion.

The last two aspects of your pre-cleanse is to begin minimizing your intake of animal products and processed food. These foods are taxing on your body to digest and add more fat and toxins into your cells. Days leading up to your cleanse, begin to eat lighter foods that are easier to digest and break down, along with foods that provide nutrients instead of robing you of them.

Juice cleanse guidelines

Now that you have a better understanding of what to do during your pre-cleanse, here are the tips you need to make it through your juice cleanse in order to survive it and do it the right way.

Firstly, lemon water is your best friend. If you consume it right in the morning, it can begin stimulating your liver to optimize its detoxing abilities. Therefore, start your day with lemon water and drink it throughout the day as well.

During your juice cleanse you want to stick with a schedule to minimize any adverse effects. You should be consuming juice every two to 2.5 hours. Staying consistent will not only aid in the cleanse, but reduce feelings of hunger and low energy.

Some other useful tips to do a juice cleanse the right way is to dry brush your skin to remove dead cells and open up pores for the elimination process. You will also want to sit in a sauna or exercise to burst into sweat, as that is your body’s way of detoxing further. You will also want to eliminate waste through your bowels. Of course, you will have fewer bowel movements as you are taking in less.

Lastly, what people struggle with most on a juice cleanse is what is called “must chew syndrome.” They miss chewing and, thus, don’t feel satisfied. If you feel hungry you may just be missing the sensation of chewing, or you could be dehydrated. If you have drunk and still feel the hunger, it is okay to have an avocado, small salad, or nuts, as this will not ruin your progress, but ensure you go right back to the juices soon after.

Post-juice cleanse guidelines

Congrats! You reach the end of your two-day, three-day, maybe weeklong juice cleanse, and now you’re scrambling as to what to do as you’ve become accustomed to drinking juice. Don’t fret – we’re here to help.

After your juice cleanse, gradually increase your intake of solid foods. Keep in mind that your digestive system has been resting for quite some time, so overloading it with a large meal isn’t wise. Your post-cleanse diet should consist of plenty of fruits and vegetables, and you should avoid red meat, dairy, alcohol, and processed and fried foods for a few days.

A good way to slowly come out of a juice cleanse is to substitute some meals with smoothies.

Pay close attention to how you feel as well, as this is your opportunity to narrow in on any possible food allergies or intolerance. You may want to bring back foods one at a time and see what kind of side effects they bring in order to determine the cause of your upset stomach, bloating, constipation, or even gas.

As for activities, these will have to be added in gradually, too. Not only have you basically been at rest for a few days, but you don’t want to burn too many calories compared to what you are taking in, as it can lead to exhaustion or other health complications. Therefore, integrate physical activity slowly.

Here is an easy chart to follow that can help you get through your pre-cleanse, cleanse, and post-cleanse.

3 Days Pre-Cleanse During Cleanse 3 Days Post-Cleanse
Drink 8 glasses of water a day Start every morning with a glass of lemon water Day 1: Eat fruits and vegetables, and consume 8 glasses of water a day
Cut out caffeine, soda, processed food, smoking, alcohol, saturated fats, animal products Drink six juices a day, one every two hours Day 2: Add in nuts and gluten-free grains
Day 3: Add in organic meats, fish, gluten grains

Healthy juice cleanse recipes to make at home if you don’t buy from us:

Green juice:

1 bunch celery
4-5 kale leaves
1 green apple
1 big handful of flat leaf parsley leaves
1 lime
1 lemon
1 inch of fresh ginger

Beet, apple, and carrot juice:

3 small beets
2-3 apples
2-3 Carrots
1/2 inch fresh ginger

Orange, lemon, and carrot juice:

1 lemon 2 oranges and 1-2 carrots

NEED EXTRA HELP TO DETOX OR BOOST METABOLISM?  You may want to pick up a few bottles of PURE products!  Cleanse for more detoxing, Green Coffee Bean for energy and the Metabolic One to burn fat! 

WHAT’S COMING UP FOR OUR LOYAL MEMBERSHIP AND EVENTS FOR OUR COMMUNITY? 

Special Talk this Sunday!  Yes, we know it’s a special time for some families, but if you want to take a break and learn something new, plus get a free smoothie, then come and join us for a free session on how to resist the temptation of sugar during Thanksgiving and other holiday parties coming up!

 

Black Friday and Shop Local!  Wow, do we have some exciting things happening!!!!

BLACK FRIDAY:  November 24th

SHOP LOCAL: November 25th

Closeup on christmas shopping bags in hand of smiling young woman
  • Featuring Shaped By Faith shape wear, along with Theresa Rowe’s DVD’s for workouts you can do at home, PLUS they make great gifts!   FASHION SHOW AT 11!
  • Featuring Fox & Swan artwork and bohemian wear shirts and tunics
  • Featuring Jewelry from Women of Legacy
  • Featuring Beauty Counter with Dashia Marie Minogue 

Cranberry Crave & Apple Cider Juice Explodes

Cranberry Crave is a hit!  Apple Cider is a hit!

Our Seasonal two juices are selling out as fast as we can make them!  We have decided to have them another week!  Have you tasted the cool tartness of cranberries?  Or the sweetness of the Apple Cider? (serve cold or hot)

Health benefits of drinking cranberry juice:

Modern clinical research now confirms that the health benefits of cranberry juice go beyond just urinary and bladder problems. The following list will give you a good idea why cranberry-juice is such a go-to solution for many nutritionists.

Heart health

Cranberry juice has been shown to lower the risk of heart-related ailments and play a role in maintaining heart and artery health.

Dental benefits

In addition to the flavonoids, cranberries contain a chemical compound called proanthocyanidine. According to research studies, this compound helps in the preventing the formation of tooth cavities as it does not allow harmful bacteria to cling to the teeth.

Stomach health

Foods like cranberries that are rich in anthocyanins, flavonols, and proanthocyanidins help reduce the risk of stomach disorders.

Weight loss

They are ideal for making a delicious health drink as they contain fewer calories than most other fruits.

Anti-aging benefits

According to the scientists at the Human Research Center in the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), cranberries can protect against age-related problems like memory loss and lack of coordination. The phytonutrients and antioxidants present in cranberries provide therapeutic properties by protecting the cells and tissues of the brain. They can also fight against free radical damage in the dermal cells, thus making the skin look younger.

Fights lung inflammation

Cranberries can prevent the influenza virus from causing inflammation in the lungs. Cranberries contain a substance called nondialyzable material (NDM) that prevents the influenza virus from sticking to the cells, and causing inflammation. Stocking up on this amazing berry during the flu season is highly recommended.

Bladder health

Cranberries’ role in urinary tract infections is legendary. The proanthocyanidins found in cranberry juice prevent the bacteria from binding to the cells of the bladder walls. These compounds prevent the bacteria from multiplying further and flush them out of the body through urine. Drinking cranberry juice regularly is recommended for pregnant and middle-aged women to prevent frequent urinary tract infections.

Fights scurvy

In ancient times, sailors used to carry cranberries on their voyages to prevent against the dreaded scurvy. Cranberries have a high vitamin C content that is crucial for collagen production in the body. Collagen helps in the healthy functioning of tissues and organs and prevents scurvy and other related health conditions.

Yeast infection

Yeast infections commonly occur in men and children and are characterized by an overgrowth of bacteria in the mouth, intestines, or urinary tract. Cranberries contain anti-yeast substances that prevent the bacteria from clinging to the walls of the cells in these areas. Fresh cranberry juice is very helpful in flushing out yeast bacteria and other irritant fungi from the body.

These are just a few of the top cranberry juice benefits. The simple rule of thumb as far as cranberry benefits go is this: wherever there is inflammation, cranberry can help. Even if there is silent inflammation, where there are no external signs and symptoms. So it’s a good idea to make these amazing berries a regular part of your meal plan. It does not matter whether you snack on them, make a juice, make a jam, or add them to a salad.

LOYAL MEMBERSHIP SPECIAL THIS WEEK:  The secret code for 10% Savings off any SMOOTHIES is “I am ready for the holidays!” when ordering!
  • (good through – Nov 18th & cannot be combined with any other offer) 

WHAT’S COMING UP FOR OUR LOYAL MEMBERSHIP AND EVENTS FOR OUR COMMUNITY? 

Black Friday and Shop Local!  Wow, do we have some exciting things happening!!!!

BLACK FRIDAY:  November 24th

SHOP LOCAL: November 25th

  • Featuring Shaped By Faith shape wear, along with Theresa Rowe’s DVD’s for workouts you can do at home, PLUS they make great gifts!   FASHION SHOW AT 11!
  • Featuring Fox & Swan artwork and bohemian wear shirts and tunics
  • Featuring Jewelry from Women of Legacy
  • Featuring Beauty Counter with Dashia Marie Minogue 

Look Younger & Feel Great With Juice PLUS Upcoming EVENTS!

Cold weather is here and so here comes the dry skin!  Want your skin to look healthy and vibrant? Who doesn’t want to look younger!  First we recommend  drinking Kangen 9.5 Mineralized Alkaline Water will help hydrate your skin!

Next we recommend drinking a green juice daily.  Now you may not have time to come in here at Wheatgrass to drink a green juice daily, but we are here to help!  Here are two things you can take home with you to mix daily or we can add these to your favorite juice or smoothie when you come in!

PURE™ Greens is made up of four Proprietary PURE Blends that utilize some of the most beneficial superfoods, botanicals, superfruits, and mushrooms available, giving your life the edge it craves and deserves. In this way, your body is benefiting from the whole fruit and vegetable.

  • Recommended along with a healthy, balanced daily intake of fruits and vegetables.
  • Source of antioxidant-rich fruits and greens.
  • Provides a full spectrum of alkalizing green superfoods.
  • Greens are a source of phytonutrients, which give fruits and vegetables their intense color and phenomenal nutrition benefits. Phytonutrients provide a multitude of health benefits, such as strengthening the immune system.
  • Provides a powerful dose of whole food nutrition.
  • Can be easily mixed with water or juice, to taste, making it perfect for the busy mom, working professional, or frequent traveler.

Vios PHYTE is a whole-food greens product, containing powerful cereal grasses and their essential vitamins, minerals and proteins that promote overall good health. Víos’s proprietary green blend is rich in chlorophyll, VITAL for the synthesis and function of healthy oxygen-rich blood, boosting stamina and endurance.

This blend of cereal grasses, spirulina, chlorella, dandelion leaves and other greens…

  • Energizes
  • Boosts Immunity
  • Improves Mental Clarity
  • Alkalizes the Body to Maintain pH Balance
  • Cleanses & Detoxifies
  • Promotes Collagen Production
  • Encourages Healthy Hair, Skin & Nails
  • Contains Digestive Enzymes & Fiber to Aid Digestion

LOYAL MEMBERSHIP SPECIAL: 10% savings when you say ADD GREENS TO MY DRINK OR SMOOTHIE!  (Phyte will be added to your order – $2)  

Offer good through November 13th.

1. DIFFERENCE BETWEEN JUICING AND BLENDING

It is important to understand the difference between juicing and blending and what kind of juices offer the most benefit.

The difference between juicing and blending is simple. Juicing is done by removing the insoluble fiber or the pulp from vegetables and leaving only the juice plus the soluble fiber. With no insoluble fiber in the juice, nutrients get absorbed more easily and faster.

This is different from blending. Blending keeps the pulp of the vegetables. Smoothie is done by blending fruits and vegetables and hence it retains the fiber. The insoluble fiber that remains in the smoothie slows down digestion, keeps you fuller longer, and results in a slower absorption of nutrients. Both juicing and blending have their own benefits, but here we will talk about juicing in particular!

2. JUICING OFFERS MANY LIFE-CHANGING HEALTH BENEFITS

The main benefit of making a juice is that 1 glass of kale juice is equivalent to eating a basket full of kale!! Fresh, raw, enzyme-rich juice is also called cold-pressed juice. It is highly concentrated with natural plant-based vitamins, digestive enzymes, minerals, and phytonutrients that become 100% absorbed by the body when fiber is removed. It is full of life! Commercial juices (like you buy at your local supermarket store/boxed or bottled) are processed, pasteurized/heated (and hence contain no natural vitamins, enzymes, and minerals!), loaded with sugars, and are dead! Therefore, we highly recommend buying a juicer and juicing as often as possible! It saves money in a long run. Don’t believe us? How much do we spend every year on medications, doctor visits, dentists, chiropractors, over the counter pain killers, steroids, cough medicine, sleeping pills, stress pills, skin creams,Viagra, lotions, wrinkle creams, hemorrhoid creams, vitamin pills, whey and soy protein powders, energy boosters, magic weight-loss products? What if we didn’t need ANY of that stuff? What if we had energy of a teenager again? We can accomplish so much more in the day when we are full of energy, free of illnesses, and living a fulfilling life that we were all born to live!

In addition to getting a huge amount of nutrients from juicing, you also allow your body to get rid of toxins and age gracefully!

3. HOW TO REVERSE AGING AND DETOX WITH JUICING

A general rule is that the more bitter something is, the better it is for you. The bitterness comes from sulfur which is the most needed element in the body. Almost all body functions require sulfur. Sulfur is destroyed during cooking, but not during juicing. Bitter greens and herbs such as Kale, Swiss Chard, Wheat Grass, Dandelion, Bitter Gourd, Parsley, and Dill carry toxins out of the body, nourish the cells with concentrated amount of minerals and phytonutrients, clear up the skin and improve complexion, improve digestion and promote the growth of good gut-bacteria, alkalize the body, halt the growth of cancer cells, activate pathways that reverse aging and kill candida yeast, viruses, and bacteria! Skin problems are indicator of problems with the liver, especially from eating cooked fats and oils! Restore your body to its natural state by incorporating more raw fruits and vegetables (especially vegetables) into your diet with sprouted seeds, nuts, and healthy fats (avocados, coconuts). We have two options of Greens at Wheatgrass Juice Bar as well as a Sulfur Supplement!

PURE™ Organic* Sulfur consists of 99.9% pure distilled MSM sourced in North America, has no added fillers, binders, excipients, artificial ingredients, or flow agents, and is non-GMO, gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan.

  • Sulfur is the third most abundant mineral found in the human body.
  • Found naturally in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, meat, poultry, and eggs.

MSM:

  • May improve flexibility and mobility by promoting joint function and health.*
  • May help alleviate discomfort that may follow challenging exercise sessions.*
  • May help promote healthy skin, hair, and nails.*

4. TIPS FOR JUICING:

1. Juice dark leafy greens and vegetables such as kale, parsley, swiss chard, spinach, celery, dandelion, and occasionally root vegetables such as beets and carrots. Did you know you can juice beet leaves? Beet leaves have more vitamins than the beet itself!! So don’t throw away the beet leaves, juice them!
2. We do not recommend to juice fruit, but if you must do so, green apples, grapefruit, and oranges are okay occasionally. We, personally, do NOT juice any sugary fruit. Sugar, without the fiber, spikes up our insulin levels and causes pre-mature aging! Eat more bitter greens and make green juices for anti-aging health benefits! It is that simple! We only recommend to juice dark leafy greens!!
3. Add turmeric, ginger, and lemon into your juice to make it taste better and increase vitamin absorption. In addition, we recommend adding ground flax seeds, chia seeds, or hemp seeds to further facilitate nutrient absorption. If you want to take it up the next levels, add a plant-based enzyme, which contains cellulose and will break up all the undigested fiber in your body!!
4. Drink the juice within 30 minutes of making to avoid oxidation and to increase its nutritional value.
5. Juicing is not meant to replace a meal, so don’t treat it as a meal.
6. Re-juice the pulp to get more juice from the leftovers!
7. Use organic produce to juice as much as you possible, because organic farming are toxic-free, chemical-free, and pesticide-free. Organic foods have higher nutritional value and they also taste so much better!  If you can’t always buy organic, soak your fruit and veggies in water/apple cider vinegar for at least 20 minutes!

HOW TO REVERSE AGING AND DETOX WITH JUICING: JUICE RECIPE FOR ONE SERVING, 8 OZ for home!

1. 5 kale leaves and 2 swiss chard leaves
2. 2 celery sticks
3. 2 handfuls of chopped dandelion greens
4. 1 handful of parsley
5. 1 handful of cilantro
6. 1 lemon
7. 1 inch piece of ginger
8. Pinch of turmeric, cayenne pepper, and black pepper (helps activate turmeric).

Lemons improve digestion and help flush out the toxins. Vitamin C boosts immunity by keeping away cold and flu and gives you an instant boost of energy. Lemons assist in fighting hunger cravings and aid weight loss. Lemons are anti-bacterial in nature.

Kale contains anti-inflammatory omega-3, antioxidants (beta-carotene, manganese), flavonoids, rich in cancer-preventing phytonutrients, minerals and vitamins such as Vitamin A, C, K, B6, B1, B2, B3, E, manganese, copper, fiber, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, and folate.

Ginger contains very potent anti-inflammatory compounds called gingerols, which have shown to reduce pains associated with rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis and improve digestion. In addition, ginger stabilized blood sugar levels, protects against respiratory viruses, fights bad gut bacteria, protects against DNA damage, and helps prevent heart attacks. Ginger is extremely effective at fighting nausea, and anyone who’s battled seasickness or the flu knows that sipping a ginger soda can ease a queasy stomach. A dose as small as 1.1 to 1.5 grams has proven to be effective at for helping everyone from chemotherapy patients to expectant mothers with morning sickness feel better.

Turmeric is anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and anti-viral. It improves digestion and liver function, provides cardiovascular protection, lowers LDL cholesterol, helps increase the flow of bile (which breaks down fat), and it is also loaded with dietary fiber, niacin, Vitamin C, Vitamin e, Vitamin K, potassium, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, and zinc. Emerging research suggests that curcumin found in ginger may help the body detect and destroy mutated tumor cells. While turmeric’s cancer-fighting potential isn’t fully understood yet, it’s interesting to note, says nutritionist Elissa Goodman, “in India, where turmeric is widely used in the diet, the prevalence of four common U.S. cancers—colon, breast, prostate, and lung—is 10 times lower.”

As the list of turmeric’s potential benefits continues to grow (it might relieve menstrual cramps and alleviate toothaches) and researchers continue to explore its effects, why not add some to your diet?

WHAT’S COMING UP FOR OUR LOYAL MEMBERSHIP AND EVENTS FOR OUR COMMUNITY? 

Black Friday and Shop Local!  Wow, do we have some exciting things happening!!!!

BLACK FRIDAY:  November 24th

SHOP LOCAL: November 25th

  • Featuring Shaped By Faith shape wear, along with Theresa Rowe’s DVD’s for workouts you can do at home, PLUS they make great gifts!   FASHION SHOW AT 11!
  • Featuring Fox & Swan artwork and bohemian wear shirts and tunics
  • Featuring Jewelry from Women of Legacy
  • Featuring Beauty Counter with Dashia Marie Minogue 

FRIEND WEEK

Do you have a friend who has NEVER visited us?  This week is a special week!  If you bring a friend (first time)  to the juice bar with you, there is something FREE!  When you make a $7 purchase (anything in the store) you receive also a 16 ounce Juice or Smoothie or Vegan Plate or Soup!   WOW!  So start asking, cause this week is a week to treat your friends to something healthy and delicious!

  You can also treat them with one of our VEGAN Plate lunches, soups or bottled juice!

 

 

KIDS – For every child who comes in on Halloween Day dressed in costume – receive FREE child size Juice or Smoothie!  

What is the LOYAL MEMBERSHIP SECRET CODE to get yours?  “I LOVE FRIEND WEEK AT WHEATGRASS!”   

 

This past month, we were in two locations in our community handing out free ginger shots, and Energy samples.  If you or your company would like for us to come and speak to your group or set up at your event let us know.  Our goal is to continue to offer healthy solutions to our community.

DON’T FORGET!  The holidays are fast approaching, come in and get your Gift Certificates early!

Let’s stay healthy Owensboro.

Boosting Metabolism

Metabolism is the term for all the chemical reactions in your body.  These chemical reactions keep your body alive and functioning.

However, the word metabolism is often used interchangeably with metabolic rate, or the amount of calories you burn.

The higher it is, the more calories you burn and the easier it is to lose weight and keep it off.

Having a high metabolism can also give you energy and make you feel better.

Did you know that we provide the right foods in our smoothies, juices and soups that boost your metabolism?

What are some ways to boost your metabolism?  Eat breakfast. Drink more cold water.  Eat protein with every meal.  Stand up more.  Exercise with high intensity.  Drink green tea and eat spicy foods.  Get a good night sleep and replace your cooking oil with coconut oil.  Get more Vitamin D.  Eat organic foods.  The list can consist of lots of things, however we may not know what is best for our particular body.  That is where a supplement can come in handy!

Are you looking for a way to supercharge a sluggish metabolism? Give it a kick-start with Genesis PURE’s Metabolic ONE, a unique blend of naturally occurring amino acids, nutrients, herbs, botanicals and caffeine that work together to help support your weight management goals.

Metabolic ONE naturally supports an increase in metabolism. It helps your body adapt to physical and emotional pressures helping reduce stress eating. In addition, it allows your body to utilize insulin more effectively, helping to curb appetite.*

It contains the ingredient L-theanine, an amino acid found in green tea. Green tea naturally stimulates metabolism through its caffeine content, but also provides a soothing feeling. The result is a calming effect which helps diminish a person’s cravings for unhealthy foods.

Metabolic ONE also contains an excellent source of vitamin B6 and B5, essential for energy metabolism. The supplement is gluten and preservative free.

While the reasons people gain weight are many and varied, stress is an often overlooked reason why people struggle with their weight. By adding L-theanine, we are able to help people better deal with everyday stressors. As a coping mechanism, people often seek food as a means of handling their stress and when they do, they most often reach for high fat, high sugar foods. Metabolic ONE is ideally formulated to boost metabolism and minimize the desire for unhealthy foods.

This week’s special is Metabolic One which is regular price is $37.27 but this week we want to jump-start your metabolism and offer it at the special price of $31.99.  Save this week! 

Until next time, eat and stay healthy!

Melissa Phillips

 

 

SUPERHERO WEEK

Fall is fast approaching when we finally get to enjoy cooler weather, the changing of the leaves, bonfires and this week fall break!  I don’t know about you but I love the changes of the seasons.  Along with that, gears us up for the holidays of Thanksgiving and Christmas as we see those fast approaching.  Too many times we reach for the dessert, the sweets and pumpkin flavored lattes full of sugar and flavoring as well as we tend to overeat during the holidays to make us “feel” at home, warm and safe.  Let us be aware there are healthier choices!

So what is new here at Wheatgrass this week?  Pumpkin Smoothies are back!  Made with real Pumpkin, Mango and Banana and spices, sprinkled with Cinnamon will enlighten your taste buds and bring you back for more.  It is a seasonal smoothie that everyone loves.

Our Vegan Plate Specials for lunch are going like hotcakes!  In fact, you may just miss them if your lunch is later than 1:00.  Be sure to call ahead or watch for our social media sites of what was made fresh that morning for the plate lunch.  Home-cooking makes you feel warm and cozy too and you will be happy that you made a healthy choice!  Each plate comes with a soup of the day.  So far the favorite has been the 15 Bean Soup, the Cream of Broccoli, the Cauliflower Veggie Curry, Creamy Potato Kale, Summer Veggies, Cabbage Detox, Vegan Chili and more!  They are so healthy for you that you won’t even realize they are Vegan (no meat, no dairy).

This week to celebrate Fall Break, we are celebrating with a theme called Super Hero Week!  Bring your child in for a fun time to receive a Super Hero item with the purchase of any smoothie (one per child per smoothie).  We have Super Hero masks, balls, wrist rubber bands and more!  They will also get a Super Hero Sticker and a Super Hero Coloring Sheet, with a chance to win Kids smoothies for a week! (over $25 worth of kids smoothies!)

Since we have a Smoothie called the Incredible Hulk, our very own Super Hero Smoothie, we offer a savings of 10% by saying the SECRET words “I want to be a Super Hero” upon checkout.  Loyal Members will love this special savings since the Incredible Hulk is the number one seller in the last three years!  Let’s even make it better!  IF you wear a Super Hero costume/shirt you get 10% savings on any juice or smoothie!  Come on and let’s have fun and Celebrate FALL BREAK!