About Ajeen and Juice
Since 2009, Ajeen and Juice Cafe's sister location in historic San Marco has been providing our customers with fresh juices, smoothies, and quick service food. The Cafe in the Winston Family YMCA is our way of bringing the best juices, smoothies, and bowls to the YMCA members who are on the go and want to live a healthy lifestyle. We strive to help you be well!
Benefits of Juicing and Smoothies
BENEFITS OF SMOOTHIES
They are the best afternoon pick-me-up or daily snack: I am sure you know that feeling; 4 o’clock hits and you feel the weight of the day on your shoulders. You need something to get you to feel energized again.
Most people think of smoothies as morning food. While I think that is perfectly fine, I also think that smoothies make the best afternoon snack. They immediately give you the energy boost you need and get you going until you are ready for dinner.
They are a great way to incorporate healthy produce you don’t enjoy in your diet: You would know this one very well if you have a child who doesn’t like vegetables. The good thing about smoothies is that you can easily blend a cup of spinach (or kale). With the help of sweetness coming from fruits, you can easily disguise the taste while you are still having the nutritional benefits of green leafy vegetables. AYSEGUL SANFORD
BENEFITS OF JUICING
More nutrient absorption because the gut doesn’t need to digest all that fiber. Also, most peoples digestive system is severely taxed from eating processed and heavier foods. Juicing gives the body a break from having to expend all of that digestive energy on dealing with our excessive ways and divert that energy into healing and repairing.
How many of you realistically can eat two to three pounds of vegetables each day?
Juicing makes this possible because this process involves extracting juice. And leaving off the pulp which takes digestion off the equation and introduces nutrients directly to the bloodstream. Since you’re drinking rather than eating, you’re able to take in more vegetables thus absorbing more nutrients without stuffing yourself too much with a lot of fiber.
In short juicing allows you to consume more vegetables efficiently. Remember that majority of the ingredients in a recipe should be vegetables and minimize high fructose fruit like apples and strawberries. A good ratio to follow would be 80% vegetables and 20% fruit. Our body only needs 15 to 25 grams of sugar so you can get that from other food sources.