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5 Winter foods you should be eating this season!

To help you corse these winter months Greenheart Juice has identified 5 foods you should be eating to stay healthy during the chilliest parts of the season.

Medjool Dates

You can find medjool dates in most of our cashew milks. One of our favorites is the Chocolate Cashew Milk. This drink has the simple ingredients of Unpasteurized Raw Cashews, Raw Cacao Powder, Coconut Sugar, Medjool Dates, Whole Vanilla Bean, Ashwagandha Powder, and Himalayan Pink Salt. 

Medjool dates are a fruit that are the perfect sugar substitute for many reasons. The most obvious being they have a natural caramel sticky sweet taste. But there’s even more to them than just their taste. Medjool dates only contain about 66 calories each. They are a good source of fiber and contain high levels of the essential mineral's potassium, magnesium, copper, and manganese. Therefore, they are much more complex and fueling than plain white sugar. You can even warm up our drink for that perfect winter hot coco hug!

Carrots

Some nutritionist swear by eating carrots every day.  So, it should come as no surprise they’re in our Liquid Gold cold pressed juice drink along with pineapple, pear, turmeric, and ginger! Carrots are paired perfectly with pineapple and turmeric in this sweet juice, which happen to be two brilliant anti-inflammatory plants.

Carrots get the stamp of being a superfood for many reasons. Carrots have an antiseptic nature that allows them to aid and revitalize your skin from the inside out. Furthermore, they provide heart-health by increasing your total antioxidant status and decreasing lipid peroxidation.  They’re also chock full of antioxidants, which support your body in fighting free radicals, inflammation and cellular damage. Plus, there’s plenty of vitamin C, A, B6, and K to support your immune system. So, use carrots to counter act that dull winter skin!

Kale

Kale, kale, kale…kale. You may be tired of hearing about kale, but it’s not making you tired that’s for sure! Kale is just such a diverse and staple green it’s actually in three of our drinks (The Rooster, MJ, and Green Heat). It’s also the base of our hearty Caesar salad. 

So, what makes kale a king? Well kale is very high in antioxidants including beta-carotene, vitamin C, and flavonoids. Kale has also been shown to help detoxification. Recent studies show that kale, as well, may be of value in the treatment of cancer, elevated blood lipids, and glaucoma.  Beyond that kale is actually one of the most nurture things dense foods available - especially in the winter!

Mushrooms

Most people have either love or hate mushrooms. We love them At Greenheart Juice! Our Mushroom and Wild rice soup is the perfect shroom fix! It is made with mushrooms sourced from local farms and house-made cashew cream for that perfect cozy, hearty winter soup. 

According to WebMD, mushrooms are a rich, low-calorie source of fiber, protein, and antioxidants.  They may also mitigate the risk of developing serious health conditions, such as Alzheimer’s, heart disease, cancer and diabetes. They’re also great sources of: Selenium, Copper, Thiamin, Magnesium, and Phosphorous. Phosphorous helps your body regulate carbohydrates and fats while keeping your bones and teeth healthy. Perfect for those who bones ache a little in the cold winter months.

Walnuts

Our Taco Salad is the perfect place to get a serving of walnuts! The salad is a romaine base topped with taco "meat," zesty pico, pickled radish, black beans, and corn, drizzled with a cashew avocado crema. The taco “Meat” isn’t actually meat at all The ingredients include: Sun-dried Tomatoes, EVOO, Chili Powder, Cumin, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, and HPS.

Walnuts are the perfect meat substitute for an abundance of reasons. Nuts have a reputation for being a high-calorie and high-fat food. However, they are dense in nutrients and provide heart-healthy fats. The combination of healthy fats, protein, and fiber in walnuts helps to increase satisfaction and fullness. This makes them more healthful as a snack, compared with chips, crackers, and other simple carbohydrate foods.  Walnuts can even help your body eliminate unwanted cholesterol.  A special component of walnuts includes copper. Copper also plays an important role in the maintenance of collagen and elastin, major structural components of the body. You just can’t get all those benefits from ground beef!

Come see us at any our locations to load up on dates, carrots, kale, mushrooms and walnuts! You can find out stores at any of these locations or markets!