“Don’t be eye candy, be soul food”
Guest Blog by Angela C. Hind, M.D.
Our retinas have 6 million cones that allow us to see 7 million different colors. So while a cat’s vision is tuned to motion for carnivorous hunting, our vision is attuned to color for spying high-nutrient fruits and vegetables. The colors in food are from phytonutrients such as antioxidants, carotenoids, and bioflavonoids; and these phytonutrients mean immune system fortification and long-term protection against degenerative diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
Dark green bundles of greens, deep blue blackberries, and ruby-red strawberries are all very pleasing to the eye, making them easy to spot while foraging and delightful to behold on our dinner plate. Why else would M&M’s be green, Cotton Candy blue, and Twizzlers red? We all know that capitalism loves to capitalize on our brain’s biology.
Last month Green Sage launched its new superfood juices, whirling the kaleidoscope of colorful phytonutrients into 12 ounce glasses of liquid health. Juicing may be the pinnacle of luxurious eating, combining intense flavor, dense nutrition, and thirst-quenching in a single glass. Green Sage’s orange, red and green juices not only tempt your retina, they are a pleasure to drink and fortify your body. All the juices are fresh-pressed to order, served cold, and are wholesomely organic.
Take a look.
Organic Carrot Juice
Packed with Beta-carotene, this juice provides the Vitamin A needed to support healthy eyesight.
Organic Celery, Organic Apple, Organic Kale, Organic Lemon, Organic Ginger, no-spray Cucumber
Raise your pH and feel better with this high alkaline and detoxifying glass of vegetables.
Organic Beet, Organic Celery, Organic Apple, Organic Carrot, Organic Ginger
This juice is high in natural nitrates, lowering blood pressure, improving circulation, and helping you exercise longer.
Organic Lemon, Organic Turmeric, Organic Apple, Organic Carrot, Organic Ginger
Turmeric and lemon fortify your immune system and fight inflammation.
So when that afternoon slump hits and you’re foraging for a bag of multicolored sugary M and Ms, stop by Green Sage instead for a brightly colored glass ……………. of liquid candy.
Angela C. Hind, M.D.