Let’s face it: we live in a fast-paced society, whether we like it or not. And for the growing number of Americans taking an interest in their personal health, it can be difficult, even frustrating, to try to maintain a healthy diet. It’s no secret that the hustle and bustle of modern times has led to the rising trends of grab-and-go foods, from fast food drive-thru lines to convenience stores to the takeout fridges at the front of every grocery store.
While this makes it easier than ever to get a quick drink or bite whenever you need one, it also comes with drawbacks. Unfortunately, these quick options are often packed with sugar, sodium, carbs, and other unhealthy additives that sometimes make us feel like we have to choose between our health and our time.
Even apparently healthy options like jerky, nuts, and granola bars are often loaded with unexpected unhealthy ingredients and high calorie content, making healthy eating tougher than it should be for an on-the-go modern American. For this reason, many have turned to juicing.
If you're like most health-conscious people, you probably love juices. They're a great way to get your daily dose of fruits and vegetables, and they're perfect for on-the-go situations. But if you're like most people, you also hate having to go through the hassle of juicing at home. Most people know that juicing is a great way to improve their health, but they don't want to buy juicers because they can be expensive and bulky.
This makes grab-and-go juices a great and attractive option. However, it's important to realize that not all juices are created equal. Many store-bought juices are loaded with sugars, which can actually do more harm than good. In response to this, many healthy foodies have switched to cold-pressed juicing, because the process of hydraulic pressing the fruits and veggies keeps the greatest majority of the nutrients (and flavor!) intact.
Where there’s a demand, there’s bound to be a supply, and organic cold-pressed juice bars have popped up nationwide to satisfy consumers’ desires for actually healthy juices, often with healthy, local ingredients. Generally, these juice bars can be quite costly, with drinks sometimes reaching nearly $20 a bottle. On top of that, they often boast long lines, which can make the entire grab-and-go concept seem a bit counterintuitive.
Bottled cold-pressed juices bring together the best of both worlds: more affordable than juice bars and far healthier than traditional alternatives. Some brands can even be ordered online, allowing you to stock up for ultimate convenience.
One cold-pressed juice brand that’s doing things right is Beetology. This beet company uses fresh ingredients to make their delicious cold-pressed juices, which they present in various flavor combinations for all taste palates. Each of Beetology’s five blends offers a distinctive flavor profile, and they are all free of concentrate, added sugar, artificial ingredients, and gluten. The fun and tasty lineup includes: Beet + Lemon + Ginger, Beet +Veggie, Beet + Berry, Beet + Cherry, and Beet + Tropical Fruit. They come in 8.4 oz glass bottles for an MSR of just $3.99 each, and can be purchased online at www.amazon.com/beetology, and in stores near you, which you can find using their store locator at www.beetology.com.
Another brand that understands what the customers want and need is Wonder Melon, which creates cold-pressed watermelon juices with delightful flavor combinations. The naturally sweet juices contain no added sugar – and they don’t need any! Both of the two flavors – Watermelon Cucumber Basil and Watermelon Lemon Cayenne – are 100% natural and made with real, organic ingredients that are great for your body and delightful for your tastebuds. At a low MSR of $3.99 per bottle, they make healthy summer flavors much more accessible. They can be found in person using the store locator on www.wondermelonjuice.com, and online at www.amazon.com/wondermelon.
If you have a favorite healthy, delicious, and affordable grab-and-go snack we didn’t mention, let us know! And don't forget to stock up on bottled cold-pressed juices for when you need a quick and nutritious drink or snack for on the go.