Eat that Up its Good For You - Cilantro
Cilantro is a herb that not only tastes delicious but provides essential resources for the earth and your body. Cilantro is an excellent source of Vitamin A, Vitamin K, Iron, Folate, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Manganese, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Zinc, Niacin, and Riboflavin. Cilantro is also an easily home grown herb that produces another place for bees to pollinate and promotes the extension of bee life.
I'm sure I'm already boring you with the logistics of why Cilantro is so great for your body, so I'm going to break it down for you on why Cilantro is without a doubt a must have in your spring diet.
Cilantro like I said before is LOADED with your daily dosage of vitamins and minerals.
Vitamin A is essential in the spring time as the weather gets warmer, you're going to want to get out and get going more. Vitamin A is great for your heart, lungs, and kidneys as well as works as a regulator for your body. This vitamin is perfect for helping you creep out of your winter hibernation.
Vitamin K works as a regulator of calcium through out your body, making sure that your blood and bones stay functional and strong which will come in handy as you begin making your spring and summer adventures, which makes Cilantro something you want to consume after hiking, running, biking, any activity that could cause pain in your bones is naturally remedied by strengthening your bones which cilantro does!
Cilantro is also packed with Iron. Iron is essential to hair growth and skin care. As the sun starts beaming down, you're going to want a little more Iron in your life to help out the sun screen in protecting your skin from harmful elements.
Cilantro also contains folates that regulate and keep in balance your heart, reproductive organs, and your colon. These organs are very important and sometimes the health of these organs go over looked. Incorporating a little Cilantro here and there lowers your chance of heart and colon disease! Keeping you healthy for the Spring and Summertime!
Vitamin B-6 is another vitamin that helps with hair and skin health, but also helps your liver and assists your body in metabolizing fat as well, which helps you maintain a healthy diet and helps your body work at maintaining regularity healthily.
Vitamin C helps your heart keep pumping, boost your immune system to fight off the spring crud that occasionally goes around this time of year, it also helps your eyes regain and maintain strength and helps reduce your chances of losing your vision as you get older. Manganese and Phosphorus are relatively intimidating sounding minerals, but they both help out with bone health and bone strength by helping to strengthen your bone marrow, and has many of the same bone health qualities as Vitamin K. However, the mineral Magnesium helps out with something a little different. Magnesium is a natural stress reliever and the consumption of Magnesium (found as one of the prime minerals in cilantro) magnesium also regulates Potassium and Sodium which helps prevent unwanted weight gain and body stress.
Cilantro is also a great source of Niacin, a natural cleansing mineral that helps fight away the bad cholesterol and promotes heart health in the process by helping push out all of the bad toxins your body picks up on a daily basis.
Lastly, Cilantro contains the mineral Riboflavin, this helps your body produce energy, and oxygen flow through your body which is essential as humidity becomes more present, and the air is thicker and harder to breathe.
Cilantro is a key ingredient in our spring juices because it helps you be kind to your body and naturally gets you ready for the summer heat. Be kind to your body this season, and help it grow by consuming Cilantro, which you can find in our juices - while it may sound odd, I promise it's delicious and your body will be thanking you too!
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Growth, Changes, and Great Food
Spring has sprung and White Birch Juice is growing its roots throughout Southwest Virginia and Johnson City, TN. Don’t worry though, White Birch will still be located at Ludovina’s next to the Ice Cream Stop in Abingdon until about May or June when we move over to 170 Main Street. With weather warming up, and the Appalachian Trail starts buzzing about this time of year, we have blossomed up one of our seasonal locations in Damascus at Iron Mountain Endurance! Be sure to come see us 11-4pm Thursdays, Fridays, Sundays, and Saturdays from 8-3pm for your extra pick me up that only raw pressed goodness can give you! Also for our friends in Tennessee, by popular demand we are bringing juice to you from the Tri-Cities Life Style Center in Johnson City opening up in May. (You don't need to be a member to come see us!) We can’t wait to meet many new faces as White Birch grows this season!
As White Birch is growing our staff is growing too! White Birch Juice is now hiring! Email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Left: Damascus Open Now! Right: Johnson City Opening in May
Not only are we growing in size we are growing in our Menu too!
We now have hot lunch, AMAZING breakfasts on the weekends, smoothie bowls, salads and other mouth watering goodies that you'll just have to come in and try!
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Kailen is originally from Colorado Springs, Colorado. Trading her Rockies for the Mountains in Appalachia she found her way to White Birch Juice Company. Her favorite juice is the classic Orange Dream, a delicious mixture of carrots, apple, orange and almond milk. Kailen enjoys being outside, paddle boarding, hiking and camping. She dislikes cold windy days.
Kailen found white birch after working in the natural food industry for 5 years, the mission of white birch called to Kailen because she believes that eating whole foods will over all improve your health and your energy levels.
“With White Birch you get the full natural value of drinking our juices. Plus they taste great! Here it’s all about integrity and quality in our juices, and now food!” Kailen says.
Needless to say we are excited for our latest member of the White Birch staff, and look forward to all the good things to come in the future!
Be sure to come by and say hello Monday – Friday 9am-6pm or Saturday 9am-5pm at our current location : 24443 Lee Highway, Abingdon, VA, 24211. (Previously Ludovina’s, Located next to the Ice Cream Stop)
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