HealthOne is excited to announce its partnership with Village Juicery! We will carry the entire line of Village Juicery’s cold-pressed, organic juice in our HealthOne Hub. To kick off our partnership we want to share with you the four best Village Juicery boosters for fighting inflammation during this chilly time of year.
Inflammation occurs as a natural and healthy response when your body’s immune system recognizes something foreign, such as an invading microbe or chemical. However, when this inflammation becomes chronic or persists over time, it can cause real damage to your body.
Many chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, depression, and Alzheimer’s have been linked to chronic inflammation.
Vegetables, fruits, herbs, and spices can be extremely powerful tools for reducing the inflammatory response. Professor of nutrition and epidemiology at Harvard, Dr. Frank Hu, states,
“Many experimental studies have shown that components of foods or beverages may have anti-inflammatory effects”.
It is common to think of fresh juices being a summer-time drink, however there is no more important time to battle inflammation than the winter! Roughly 70% of people with arthritis report that their pain is worse in the cold and damp weather. The winter months also tend to decrease our amount of physical activity, which can cause joints to get even stiffer.
HealthOne has partnered with Village Juicery to bring our clients the highest quality cold-pressed juices all year long.
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Here are our 4 favourite cold-pressed boosters to battle inflammation this winter.
Turmeric is one of the most anti-inflammatory foods known in existence. More and more research is coming out about curcumin, a natural anti-inflammatory compound found in turmeric. Curcumin is even believed to be capable of playing a role in Alzheimer’s prevention.
Ginger is an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant powerhouse. These properties come from the powerful substance it contains called gingerol. Although you may find this a little too potent to swig down on it’s own, adding it to hot water makes for a perfect evening tea.
Good-bye vitamin C supplements. This juice is an absolute vitamin-C loaded, inflammation-fighting heavyweight champion. The arthritis foundation lists strawberries as one of its top anti-inflammatory food choices and acerola cherry provides more vitamin C than any other food source. Although research is definitely lacking, stinging nettle has been used for hundreds of years for painful muscles, arthritis, and gout.
E3Live is a type of blue-green algae that contains an anti-inflammatory compound called phycocyanin. E3Live may seem like the next superfood craze, but there is actually quite a bit of scientific research coming out to suggest that it may stimulate the circulatory system, improve intestinal function, and enhance mental alertness.
We love our beautiful new collection of cold-pressed and organic juice from Village Juicery! Stop by at the HealthOne Hub for a little health boost on these days.
Cheers to a happy, healthy, and inflammation free winter!