“Who you know fresher than me, riddle me that.” Jay Z
Need we say more? Probably, since juice bars are poppin’ up like Starbucks, there may be the misconception that all juices are created equal and that you’re in good hands anytime you slurp up your fruits and veggies, but that’s not always the case.
Here is what makes a Raleigh Raw juice cleanse unique, if you’re not juicing with us, we recommend you get down with the lingo to keep your standards in check. Don’t be so easy.
Drink Raw. Average juice is pasteurized aka heated, to increase shelf life, so it can sit and sit before it makes it to you. Our juices are impatient, they don’t like to wait, we’re all about ‘farm to bottle in 48 hours’ because we want all those nutrients to be in your body, not in the graveyard known as the store shelf refrigerator. Just know, the fresher the juice, the more impact it will have on the body.
Drink Local. If we’re bringing you juice in 48 hours, we’re not trying to fly in cucumbers from Hawaii. We’re part of the Raleigh community and partner with the local farmers, hang out and get to know our produce pushers, so that not only is it the freshest possible ingredients but its also paying it forward. What feeds you, the juices, also feeds our community and favorite local vendors. We like good karma.
Drink Organic. Wanna take a pound of pesticides and dump them into your digestive system and bloodstream? Right. People overlook this one all the time, because the juicing process makes the liquid so potent, if the goods aren’t organic, more harm than good can be done to the body in terms of pesticides and toxins. Don’t make a rookie mistake, always use organic produce and ask your juicers where they source from.
Drink Cold Pressed. Fruits and veggies are born perfect, in their raw form. Heating them starts to strip away their superpower effects on the body. A lot of juice brands are poppin’ up on the market and looking for ways to make some cash and cut some corners. When you can, make sure your juice is cold pressed, if you’re droppin that 10 spot to invest in your health for a juice, make sure you’re getting your moneys worth.
Drink to Thrive. We got into juicing as a lifestyle and as a way to fuel the Raleigh community and the leaders within it. Our goal is to amp you up to feel your best, through the highest quality fuel so that can feel like a rockstar and create an impact with your life. Red Bull may give you wings, but Raleigh Raw teaches you how to fly. We’re here to raise the vibe.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Ali Van Putten is a blogger, entrepreneur, and obsessive compulsive juicer' who collaborates with the Raleigh Raw crew to spread the good vibes. She is a certified Holistic Health Coach through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and a Jivamukti Yoga Teacher. Her site Createapreneur provides tools for creative entrepreneurs to build their brand, business and most importantly, to live life outside of the conventional lines.