The cold pressed method that we use involves a two step process that first crushes the produce then squeezes the juice out of it. Other juicing methods create heat during the juicing process, which destroy enzymes and nutrients. Our juicer is a hydraulic press that helps keep the enzymes and nutrients intact, as well as reduces the amount of oxidation of the juice to help keep it fresh.
There are many reasons we use glass. Firstly, juice tastes so much better in glass. We’ve experimented the same recipes in glass and plastic and found that there was a significant difference in the way the juice tastes after 2 days. Plastic is extremely harmful for the environment, and for our bodies too! The chemicals that can leach out of the plastics into your juice are endocrine disrupters and can play around with hormones. Yuck! You don’t want that! Yes, even BPA free plastic bottles can leach estrogen mimicking compounds into the food. Look it up! And besides… Why would you pay so much for organic produce and then place it into a plastic bottle. The whole point is to avoid chemicals and pesticides.
No we don’t use any sort of pasteurization. No HPP or UV light either. These are all processing forms used to extend shelf life. We deliver only REAL fresh juice that has been made without the use of any sort of pasteurization.
We do not use this method of pasteurization either. HPP= High Pressure Pasteurization. HPP is a method of food processing where food is subjected to very high pressures, with or without the addition of heat, to achieve microbial inactivation. This is done to elongate the shelf life of the juice. We do NOT use HPP or any other pasteurization methods as this destroys some of the nutrients and enzymes in the juice.
Yes, we are! We are certified Organic by Ecocert Canada. We also try to use local produce whenever possible to support our local farmers. Buying local produce is also very important because it reduces the time from farm to plate!
No. Cleanses and detoxification programs are not meant for everyone. Our juices contain no preservatives or additives however our juice cleanse/fast programs temporarily restrict protein and fat. Therefore, pregnant and breastfeeding women, children and elderly are not advised to do a juice fast. Incorporating green juice into one’s daily diet is recommended for these groups of people as this does not restrict the remainder of the diet.
Depending on what program you chose, we do have options where you can still eat on your cleanse. We have created a juice cleanse program where you are still able to eat and enjoy three juices per day. We have listed out foods that you can eat and foods you cant eat during this program. When you are doing a juice fast you should only be drinking juice
At Green Press, we have differentiated between the two because different people have different health/fitness requirements and goals. A juice cleanse consists of both juice and some foods, whereas a juice fast is strictly juice with no foods allowed during this program. Due to the drastic change in diet that one would experience going from their normal diet to a juice fast, at Green Press we have created a program that allows for some food during the cleanse. Please see list of foods allowed and foods to avoid. A juice cleanse is also a great way to ease into a juice fast for those who would like to do a juice fast.
Depending on how severe your symptoms are, always remember that it may get worse before it gets better. It takes a few days for your body to get rid of toxins, hence the symptoms, but the symptoms eventually go away and you start to feel the benefits of the cleanse. Try to get as much rest as possible during the cleanse is this is an essential part of cleansing.
It is important to note that you may lose weight, but the purpose of a cleanse is not solely for weight loss. The purpose is to kick start your metabolism and cleanse out any toxins lingering around that may halt your weight loss. Cleansing will help you get rid of toxins as well as set you on your way to healthy eating and living. Most of our clients to lose weight and keep it off if they continue with a healthy diet after the cleanse is complete. It is very important to continue with eating healthy to maintain the benefits you receive during the cleanse.
Absolutely! Every bottle of 500 ml juice gives you 2-3 lbs of produce per bottle. Health Canada recommends 7-10 servings of vegetables per day. Many people have a difficult time reaching that target with a busy and hectic lifestyle. Juicing is a great way of incorporating a variety of fruits and vegetables into your diet as well as an easy and effective way to get those daily vegetable requirements.
Cleansing while trying to overcome an illness is not recommended as it is important to consume a balanced diet that includes protein to ensure proper immune function. We do offer immune booster elixirs to help you recover quicker. Please speak to one of our Nutritionists for more information. Most medications are okay to be taken during a cleanse, however, just to be safe please ensure you list any medications you are taking and for what reason on your assessment form as some of our ingredients may interact with certain medications
Yes and no. Yes, if you are doing a juice cleanse, where certain foods are still permissible you will find that you still have energy for physical activity, and if you would like to continue with your workout regimen you are encouraged to do so. Anyone doing a juice fast is not advised to engage in high intensity exercise due to the restriction in calories and decrease in protein in diet. Stick to walking, swimming, yoga, stretching as these are great forms of light exercise during a juice fast.
You should continue with a healthy diet avoiding processed foods (pasta, bread, prepackaged foods, prepackaged soup, dressing), refined sugar, artificial sweeteners, alcohol, dairy, soda, and refined flour. You should ease off your cleanse similar to how you eased in, but with closer attention to what you are eating to continue into a healthier lifestyle.
You can always ease off your juice fast with our juice program where you can eat. We provide you a list of foods that you can have and foods to avoid.