Too busy to cook? Drink your way to health living
My husband and I supplement our meals; not with some capsule of powdered-up mystery ingredients, but with juice from whole foods. And to enhance our experience, I serve it up in our best wine glasses. We always make a toast to each other’s good health making it a special moment where we celebrate each other and our commitment to healthy living. This may sound weird, but it works.
There are several juice products on the market, but we prefer Biotta. After doing our homework, we found that Biotta juices combine whole foods from local and organic resources to create tasty, nutrient-dense meals that nourish from within. Incorporating healthy principles on a daily basis makes conscious cooking easy, fun and delicious.
- 100% organic
- made from 100% freshly squeezed juice, not re-diluted concentrate
- no added sugar (contains natural sugars)
- no added colorings, preservatives or flavorings
- no added vitamins (fruits and vegetables contain vitamins of their own)
A little background on Biotta
Founded in Switzerland in 1931 by Dr. Hugo Brandenberger, the organic beverage company, Biotta, has remained dedicated to our original goal of producing top-quality juice from vegetables and fruits just as nature intended–fresh from the field into the bottle.
Biotta produced and launched their first line of juices in 1957.
Over the years, Biotta has farmed more than 1,700 acres of chemical, fertilizer, and toxic-free land — a very rare find among today’s farmland.
Along with three generations of family farmers, Biotta has established reliable and scientific organic growing techniques, protecting the natural wholesomeness and taste of all ingredients. Biotta juices use only natural and physical processing methods as opposed to commonly used chemical methods. Production routines at Biotta have a direct impact on the quality of the juices: the fewer processing steps, the higher the nutritional value.
And the beet goes on…
One of our favorites is beet juice. The fact that it looks like a fine wine in our crystal wine glasses adds a little atmosphere to the drinking experience, but make no mistake, we’re after the healthy living benefit.
According to TheDailyMeal.com, at about 45 calories per 100 grams, the garden beet is incredibly low in calories. There’s virtually no fat in beets, they have no cholesterol, and they’re packed with antioxidants. Beets are high in sugar (only cane sugar ranks above them in terms of natural sugar content), but the sugar from beets is much more nutritious than the kind you’ll find in a candy bar and renders them a great source of natural sweetness and energy.
Eating beets will introduce glycine betaine into your diet. Glycine betaine is a phytochemical compound that has been shown to lower the risk of coronary heart disease as well as stroke. These nutritious roots also are high in folates, a tool pivotal in the synthesis of DNA within human cells. If you like receiving the healthy benefits of vitamins like vitamin B3, B5, and B6 and minerals including manganese, copper, magnesium, and potassium, then we think consuming beets should be on the top of your nutritional to-do list.