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Energize Your Way Through the Time Change

by Rebecca on November 18, 2013, no comments

The times they are a changin’! As days get shorter and darkness creeps in just after 4pm (yuck!) here are four foods you can eat to boost your energy.

Dates: Dates replenish energy and are rich in LDL cholesterol-absorbing fiber. Snack on some of these chewy sweet morsels for a quick afternoon boost. At Urban Remedy, we love dates in our cookies! Guilt-free and sinfully sweet.

Spinach: Spinach is rich in Vitamin A and helps build and cleanse the blood. Cleansed blood moves easier through the body, easing the heart’s pumping effort, and boosting your overall energy. All of our Urban Remedy juice cleanses are full of spinach, so drink them down to power up!

 Burdock root: Used in many folk remedies as one of the best blood purifying herbs, burdock root is a wonderfully energizing ingredient. Clear yourself and pump up with the delicious taste of burdock root.

 Beets: Beets clean the blood and benefit the liver. Clean blood, clean body, energized spirit! Taste the deliciousness of beets in our Urban Remedy after party juice for a power packed boost.

 Boost your energy this winter with these energizing ingredients and be the life of the party all day long!

Ingredient Spotlight: Mint

by Rebecca on November 14, 2013, no comments

Simply fresh and completely delicious, mint naturally cools the body, clearing the head and eyes, calming rashes, and removing liver qi stagnation.  A sprig of mint adds gourmet flare to any chocolatey dessert or herby sweetness to your coziest cup of tea! Here at Urban Remedy, we use fresh mint flavor in both our Signature and Purify cleanses.

Snack your Way to Lower Cholesterol

by Rebecca on November 11, 2013, no comments

Snacking on these 3 ingredients is sure to bring your cholesterol in below par!

Dates: Dates, nature’s finest candy, replenish energy and are rich in LDL cholesterol absorbing fiber. At Urban Remedy we love the sweet taste of dates in our Chai meal replacement smoothie and our Cookies! These treats are all raw, gluten-free, and all kinds of spicy sweet for simply happy snacking!

Jewel Yams: High in vitamins A, C, and fiber, eating these root veggies may in fact improve your skin and eye health in addition to lowering cholesterol. At Urban Remedy, you can catch us sipping on some jewel yams in our Beam juice.

Rice Wine Vinegar: Powered by 20 different amino acids, rice wine vinegar lowers cholesterol and boosts your immune system. Try adding apple cider vinegar to a quick vinaigrette over a crisp green salad or crunch on kale chips Urban Remedy style and get all the benefits of rice wine vinegar plus a mouthful of flavor!

 

Ingredient Spotlight: Cashews

by Rebecca on November 7, 2013, no comments

Nutty and hearty cashews are power-packed with minerals like manganese, copper, potassium, and iron. Potassium helps keep the heart beating, while iron aids the blood in carrying oxygen throughout the circulatory system, together fueling one energized body. In cooler months especially, a diet full of potassium and iron ensures our bodies receive enough of a boost to power through wintertime. Grab a handful of cashews for a quick afternoon snack, or drink them down with delicious cashew milk!

Glowing Skin in 3 Ingredients or Less

by Rebecca on November 4, 2013, no comments

Your perfect skin? Now it’s possible and might we add, deliciously so! Here are 3 ingredients to help your skin stay young and luminous as long as you like.

Cucumbers: Crisp and refreshing, cucumbers are natural dieuretics that cleanse the blood, cool excess heat from the body, and most importantly purify the skin. Lucky for you, at Urban Remedy, all of our juice cleanses incorporate cucumber-y goodness. Yum!

 Carrots: Crunchy and delicious carrots support liver function and digestion. They are also high in Vitamin A, which benefits the immune system and the skin. Anti-age with a swig of our After Party juice and get the glowing skin you deserve.

Tumeric: Turmeric, used in both Ayurvedic and Chinese medicines, is a spice hailed for its anti-inflammatory prowess. While often prescribed to treat digestive and liver problems, tumeric can also help clear and prevent skin diseases. Try adding a dash of tumeric to your next dish and boost your skin healthy.

Ingredient Spotlight: Lemon

by Rebecca on October 30, 2013, no comments

Feeling under the weather? Try adding lemon to your diet! The citrusy punch of lemon is sure to boost your health and awaken your insides. Lemons are rich in Vitamin C and bioflavonoid, which benefit the liver and may clear mucus. At Urban Remedy, all of our cleanses are brimming with lemony goodness to rejuvenate your liver and revive your inner wellness goddess!

3 Tips for all Natural Power Packed Snacks

by Neka on October 24, 2013, no comments

When the afternoon rolls around and your tummy starts rumbling… it’s snack time! An afternoon snack is the perfect opportunity to refuel with a healthy treat. Whether you are hiking outdoors, trapped in the office, or packing your child’s afternoon school surprise, a nutritious snack gives your body natural energy to power through the rest of the day.

 Krispy Kale Chips

Satisfy your salty cravings by substituting regular potato chips with gluten-free raw kale chips. Salty and crunchy, this gluten-free option supports stomach health, while eliminating the inflammation and fatigue that would come with a gluten-filled greasy choice. At Urban Remedy, we make our kale chips sesame crusted or cheesy!

Eat a Date, Mate

Reach for a sweet chewy date the next time you are craving that sugary afternoon snack. Dates are high in fiber absorbing LDL-cholesterol, and naturally replenish energy levels. At Urban Remedy, we make our gluten-free cookies with dates, and they are sinfully delicious…

Screw Soda… Reach for Herbal Lemonade

Put that soda down! Try making some fresh herbal lemonade to rev up on those dreary fall afternoons. Natural sweeteners like stevia and agave nectar maintain steady blood sugar levels, supporting a consistent mood… while fresh herbs like mint cool the body down in the heat. Mixing fresh lemon juice with all natural stevia or agave nectar, some water, and a sprig of mint makes for an afternoon sipper refreshing for any age!

Be a Bedtime Yogi

by Rebecca on October 22, 2013, one comment

Your deepest sleep? It’s only a pose away!

After a busy day, your racing mind can be the biggest obstacle between you and a good night’s sleep. Here at Urban Remedy, we know a deep sleep is one of the simplest ways to reboot your healthy body. However, dozing off? That’s not always an easy feat. If you have trouble falling asleep try becoming a bedtime yogi! Even after your busiest day, adding a few simple yoga poses into your nighttime routine can ensure a seamless descent into dreamland.

 Invert to Calm Down

Lay down with your back on the bed, scoot your butt against the wall, and stretch your legs straight up onto the wall. Raising your legs above your heart not only stretches your hamstrings, but it also increases circulation to the brain, calming your mind and preparing you for your exciting dreams ahead.

Twist Away your Day

Seated on the bed cross your left arm over your right leg and twist to face the wall behind you. Hold, and then switch sides. This simple twist stretches your back and massages your organs releasing any of the day’s remaining stress and toxins.

Hug it Out

Lie down on your back, hugging your knees to your chest and slowly rock from side to side. Enjoy this light back massage while stretching your lower back. After a day sitting in your office or car this pose gently rocks you to sleep like a physical lullaby.

 Thirsty before Bed? Relax with some cashew milk. Add some cinnamon for a hint of warm spice. We make our cashew milk with cinnamon and vanilla. Sweet dreams indeed!

Tonight, quiet your body with these simple poses and doze off into your deepest sleep yet. Dream sweet, and enjoy a restful night for an energized tomorrow!

Hung Over? Hang Upside Down!

by Rebecca on October 17, 2013, no comments

Just One of 5 Quick Tips for Catching and Curing Your Worst Hangover Before it Hits

 Oops! You overdid it. The night ran late, overly boozy and totally wild, and now your hangover is well on its way. No need to panic! You can cure even the worst hangover before it hits. Here are five ways you can heal your worst hangover before it ruins the rest of your day!

 Juice it Out: Get yourself over to the grocery store for some ginger to settle that stomach, paired with some beets and carrots to support liver function. Whip them all together for a cleansing juice to filter out those lingering after party toxins.

We make our after party juice with apple and lemon for even more flavor and detoxifying goodness.

 Turn that Hangover Upside Down! No time for a trip to the grocery store? Hoist those legs into the air for a quick shoulder stand. This yoga inversion increases blood circulation, clearing the mind, and enlivening your organs with fresh hangover-free fuel for an energized rest of your day.

 Stop! Banana Time: Bananas are high in potassium, one of the essential minerals your body craves when that hangover hits. Snack on a banana and reboot your potassium levels for quick hangover prevention.

For added crunch try banana brittle, the perfect potassium-rich snack!

Hydrate Your Way to Happy: Water. You need water. Hangovers mainly hurt because alcohol dehydrates the body. Rehydrating is the easiest way to kiss that pesky hangover goodbye. Drink a glass of water before bed, or right when you wake up to hydrate away that hangover.

Looking for a deeper, more flavorful cleanse? Refresh with a juice for maximum hydration!

Sweat Yourself Cured: Yes, you may want to crawl into bed, draw your blackout shades, and binge watch Netflix, but a walk outdoors is such a better option. Sweating naturally sheds those bodily toxins from your night on the town. Even an easy stroll around the block can get your heart pumping enough to cure your funk. So hop out of bed and let your sweat work its magic!

 Helplessly hung over? Not anymore. Catch and cure even your worst hangover before its too late. Revive your body, and guys… party on!

E3 Live: Superfood and Your Heart’s New BFF

by Rebecca on October 14, 2013, 17 comments

E3 live, or blue-green algae, is a Superfood with a wide variety of health benefits, but the underlying reason for its amazing impact on the body’s overall function is its astoundingly high levels of chlorophyll.

What is Chlorophyll?

Basically, chlorophyll cells are the fraternal twins to hemoglobin cells, the building blocks of our bloodstream. The only difference between the two is that at the center of hemoglobin lies iron, whereas the center of chlorophyll houses magnesium.

 But What does it Do?

Since these cells are remarkably similar, chlorophyll can actually aid the job of hemoglobin. It can rebuild our blood cells, thereby increasing our blood cell supply. This increase results in a wonderful domino effect, making more blood cells available, thereby reducing the heart’s workload pumping blood throughout the body, conserving energy, and promoting mental calm. Talk about super!

Research also links E3 Live to increased white blood cell migration throughout the body. E3 Live actually improves immunity levels by actively getting more immune system cells to areas in need of help, keeping your cells protected when bacteria and viruses attack. Superfood? More like Super hero!

 Taste E3 Live in the Urban Remedy Super Green Juice Cleanse, and feel super inside and out!