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    Pressed Juice Directory by Living Maxwell

    You get off the plane and all you want is a green juice — cold pressed and organic, please. You’ll even take a green juice with apple in it… not your ideal, but you desperately need an infusion of chlorophyll, antioxidants, phytonutrients and life force!

    You search for vegan restaurants in the hope that they’ll have your green concoction. Alas, those vegan restaurants are filled with seitan, fake cheese and juiced carrots from a 1980′s Breville juicer that spews all the fiber out (and not into your juice) and destroys the live enzymes with its mechanical heat. You slump into a plastic chair wondering how you’re going to survive the next few days without your green-liquid addiction.

    You have to eat ten salads a day! And for that privilege, you’ll get a bloated belly from all of the roughage.

    Fortunately, the very brilliant Max Goldberg, from Living Maxwell, has created a world-wide directory for green juices. The catch: it only includes juices that are at least 95% organic and cold pressed. He’s keeping it pure — and rightly so. I don’t want to be drinking my greens with an infusion of pesticides.

    But what’s the deal with cold pressed juice? I asked Jamie Graber from Gingersnap’s Organic, a raw food emporium in New York City, for her take.

    According to Graber, juices made from a hydraulic press extract three to five times more nutrients than a centrifugal juicer. Centrifugal juices work by spinning the produce at rapid speeds, which creates friction and static electricity. This kills the live enzymes and some nutrients. It also brings in a large amount of air which causes rapid oxidation of the juice.

    Good to know.  You’ll be drinking only cold pressed organic juices from now on. And thanks to Goldberg’s directory, aptly called Pressed Juice Directory, you’ll be able to.

    Currently, the directory has 700 listings and covers five countries. It’s missing Australia, Spain, Italy and Mexico. As my passport has done the rounds with these countries over the past year, I’d like them to be included in the database.  Please add your stores, because I need my cold pressed organic green juice!

    Author: Dana James MS, CNS, CDN, BANT, AADP

    Dana James is a Certified Nutrition Specialist and CLEANSE Advisor practicing in New York City

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