Are you getting the most from your juice?
by Christina Agnew,
We are often asked what makes Radiance juices superior quality and we think there are three main factors.
The first is that all Radiance juices are certified organic. We were the first juice cleanse delivery service ever to be certified by the Soil Association and we've always believed in the importance of organic. It simply makes sense to us that when you are consuming large quantities of fruit and vegetables in juice form that you should if possible avoid the pesticides that are used in conventional farming. Many of the largest volume ingredients in juices, including cucumber, celery and spinach, are on the Environmental Working Group's well-known "Dirty Dozen" list of fruit and vegetables that have the highest levels of pesticide exposure. There is even a separate category for leafy greens like kale which contain trace levels of highly hazardous pesticides. Bear in mind that, as the EWG states: "Pesticides are toxic by design. They are created expressly to kill living organisms - insects, plants and fungi that are considered “pests.” Many pesticides pose health dangers to people. These risks have been confirmed by independent research scientists and physicians across the world."
Secondly, we use a hydraulic juice press that is far more efficient at extracting nutritious juice than the typical at-home centrifugal juicer. Data shows that juices extracted this way contain approximately 15% more Vitamin C, 16% more Folate (B9) and 13% more Vitamin A. So if you're going to fill up on juices, make sure you get maximum vitamin content!
Lastly, we ensure that across our range we include as many vegetables as possible into our juices. This keeps the sugar content lower to reduce blood sugar instability and also packs in the vegetables that many of us struggle to eat enough of day to day. Our Pure Greens 3 and Pure Greens 4 contain no fruit at all other than a dash of lemon. But if that's not to your taste then Power Green and Deep Roots still have a high vegetable content.
Overall, it's clear that all juice is not the same and the volume you're consuming on a juice cleanse makes it even more vital to drink only the best!