Need a Juice Boost? Try Adding These 5 Nutritious Ingredients For Your Next Juice…

 
Need an ingredient change or addition to your juice routine? Getting tired of the same flavors? Not reaping the benefits of multiple superfoods in your juice? Here are 5 nutritious ingredients that will give your juice a boost! Click here for SET 2 JUICE BOOSTERS! Or our new SET 3 – SMOOTHIE BOOSTERS

 

kale juice booster or smoothie boost in the morning
 

Juice Boost Ingredient #1 > Just Add Kale

 
Leafy greens have amazing health benefits but there is one leafy green that outshines the rest. You’ve guessed it…. KALE is the #1 superfood when it comes to greens as it contains zero fat, is low in calories and high in fiber. In addition, kale is extremely high in iron, Vitamins A, C and K, calcium and powerful antioxidants. These vitamins and minerals give kale the edge when it comes to anti-inflammatory foods. Not only that, but this juice booster also gives you cardiovascular support and is a great detox superfood as well.

 

superfood chia seeds are a perfect juice boost for your morning smoothie
 

Juice Booster #2 > Just Add Chia Seeds

 
Many people have heard of chia seeds, but not many people add it to their morning smoothie or juice. We recommend adding chia seeds as a juice booster to start your morning off on the right foot. Just a tablespoon of chia seeds will do the trick. Chia seeds are a great source of omega-3 fatty acids and anti-inflammatory agents. It’s fiber cleans out our digestive tract too. Chia seeds as a juice boost also features amazing amounts of phosphorous, calcium, magnesium and manganese in addition to being a gluten free addition to your morning smoothie.

 

blueberries are a great addition to a smoothie or juice because of its superfood status
 

Juice Boost Ingredient #3 > Just Add Blueberries

 
Wild blueberries will give you a boost in essential anthocyanins, vitamin A, C, E & B complex in addition to several minerals that will boost your immunity and prevent infections. The high concentration of antioxidants will combat free radicals and lower your risk of heart disease through cardiovascular support. In addition, the blueberry juice booster will also help prevent cancers, improve brain function and aid in your urinary and digestive systems. Now this is a great juice boost for any morning juice or smoothie!

 

spirulina health benefits are awesome and should be used as a juice boost
 

Juice Booster #4 > Just Add Spirulina

 
Not your average juice booster, spirulina is a cyanobacteria (algae) that is rich in health benefits. Incredibly high in protein and nutrients, spirulina is extremely rich in iron, B-12 content, gamma linolenic acid (GLA), omega-3 fatty acids, natural chlorophyll, potassium, calcium, chromium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorous, selenium, sodium and zinc just to name a few. As a juice boost spirulina will also give you great amounts of Vitamin B-1 (thiamine), B-2 (riboflavin), B-3 (nicotinamide), B-6 (pyridoxine), B-9 (folic acid), C, D, A and E! Not only that, but a spirulina juice boost will also help in preventing allergies and fat burning.

 

Cacao superfood is a welcome addition to a smoothie or juice booster ingredient
 

Juice Boost Ingredient #5 > Just Add Cacao

 
By using raw cacao powder or cacao nibs as a juice boost, you will be adding a healthy supply of potassium, calcium, Vitamin C, iron and copper into your daily diet. Also rich in magnesium and iron, cacao provides healthy doses of antioxidants to fight free radicals in addition to Vitamin E, copper and magnesium that help heart function. Cacao also balances serotonin levels which contribute to feelings of happiness and contentment.

 

Just Add Good Stuff recommends adding some or all of the above juice boost ingredients into your daily smoothie or juice. Please consult with a health professional to make sure you are not allergic to any of these juice boosters. The 5 juice boost ingredients recommended in this article are: kale, chia seeds, blueberries, spirulina and cacao.

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GINGER INFOGRAPHIC > Just Add Ginger! Here’s a look at Ginger Nutrition

Here’s our second infogram in our INFOGRAPHIC SERIES on Just Add Good Stuff. The infographics give you some introductory information about health benefits, recipes and interesting facts about various whole foods, vegetables and fruits. We hope you enjoy them!

 

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Just Add Ginger! A powerful, aromatic,  gentle and flavorful herb, ginger or ginger root has been used as a natural remedy for hundreds of ailments for centuries. The stunning health benefits are now being scientifically proven and they range from treating bacterial infections to digestion to cancer. Here is a Ginger Infographic that outlines the Top 10 health benefits of ginger, ginger nutrition information, ginger recipes and some interesting facts about ginger root. Here is the Just Add Good Stuff Ginger Infographic:

 

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TOP 10 Health Benefits of Ginger as described on our Ginger Infographic:

  1. treats and prevents multiple forms of cancer
  2. prevents diabetes, high blood pressure and cholesterol
  3. acts as a natural antibiotic to fight pathogenic bacteria
  4. reduces pain & inflammation acting as a natural painkiller
  5. treats nausea/motion sickness, heartburn & migraines
  6. cures menstrual pain/cramps and morning sickness
  7. prevents intestinal ulcers and gastric distress
  8. fights fungal infections and toxicity in the body
  9. important for heart health and fights gout & arthritis
  10. boosts immune system to fight the cold and flu

 

Ginger Nutrition Facts as described on our Ginger Infographic

  • Serving Size = 1 tsp
  • Calories = 2
  • Calories from Fat = 0
  • Total Fat = 0.02 g
  • Cholesterol = 0 mg
  • Sodium = 0 mg
  • Potassium = 8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate = 0.36 g
  • Dietary Fiber = 0 g
  • Sugars = 0.03 g
  • Protein = 0.04 g
  • Vitamin A = 0% RDI
  • Vitamin C = 0% RDI
  • Calcium = 0% RDI
  • Iron = 0% RDI

 

Healthy Ginger Recipes as mentioned on our Ginger Infographic

  1. Cacao Ginger dessert balls
  2. Summer Peach Ginger smoothie
  3. Miso Ginger Spring Salad dressing

* All of our recipes are gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan! Click here for more recipes!

 

Interesting Facts about Ginger on the Ginger Infographic

  • Cultivation started in South Asia & has spread to East Africa and the Caribbean. Top producers are India, China & Indonesia.
  • Although there are few negative side effects to consuming ginger, it can interact with some meds.
  • Ginger root should be stored in a COOL & DRY place
  • Ginger root is NOT actually a root, but a rhizome
  • Choose robust / firm roots with a spicy fragrance and smooth skin
  • Contains silicon for healthy skin, hair, teeth and nails
  • Plant is 30 – 60 cm tall and is extremely rare to find in the wild
  • One of the most important herbs in the world
  • Ginger is also used to treat heartworm problems in doggies!

 

The ginger infogram (or ginger infographic) talks about high-level information regarding the ginger root. For more details about the health benefits and nutritional information about ginger and ginger root, please contact us and we will find out more from licensed dieticians and medical science professionals. It is our goal to provide the best information possible and to help inspire you to become more healthy through diet, nutrition and fitness. The ginger infographic will be updated whenever necessary, as studies and clinical research provides us with more insight into the health benefits of ginger root which would affect our Top 10 ginger health benefits on the Ginger Infographic. In addition, we constantly experiment with uses of ginger root in various dishes, so our ginger recipes will also reflect that. Lastly, if we find any more interesting facts and figures about blueberries in general, we will also update the ‘Did You Know?’ section of our Just Add Good Stuff Ginger Infographic.

The information on this infographic is for informational purposes only.
It is not intended to nor should it be a substitute for advice, consultation or visits to your health care provider.
‘Nutrition Facts’ provided by FatSecret.com and verified by Just Add Good Stuff.