News: Food for thought.

Food Miles

Every Friday, I make a big produce order from Veritable Vegetable, an organic produce company out of California that shares our values for social change and sustainability.  We buy mostly from them when we can’t find something locally.  (And our seasonal shift to locally grown produce is already…

Glass vs. Plastic

Each Tuesday morning, I often wake up to the sound of glass being dumped into the City’s recycling truck on the curb near my house.    With all the talk lately about changes to the City’s curbside recycling program, we thought it might be a good time to address the question that keeps us up at…

The Cost of Eating Healthy: hidden and not-so-hidden

It won’t surprise you to hear that healthier food costs more than junk food – an average of $1.50 more per day, in fact.  Research conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health shows that healthier diet patterns, such as a diet rich in fruit, vegetables, fish and nuts, are more expensive than…

Where the green grass grows

Recently, someone asked me if we are growing cat food here at Verde Juice.   He saw our wheatgrass sprouts and assumed it was catnip.   We are growing as a company, but not in that direction. From chicken feed to detoxifier of heavy metals, people have found tremendous value in wheatgrass over the…

An apple a day keeps the doctor away. Two might even be better.

February is American Heart Month and I wanted to share these few nutrition facts about apples and heart disease.  And given my family history, I take this information to heart. My father suffered a heart attack 2 years ago and all 6 of his brothers battle heart disease, as did my grandfather before…

Fountain of Youth: An app for that please!

Being surrounded by significantly younger staff members has made me keenly aware of two things.  First, just how outdated my technology skills are.  My staff types on an IPad so fast and accurately, it’s as if they stepped off the set of Star Trek (which they’ve of course never seen.) And second, I…

Potassium!

Not to sound like a cheesy pharmaceutical commercial, but did you know over 98% of Americans do not get anywhere close to the recommended daily intake of potassium? (That almost certainly means you, too.) This is one of the reasons that the FDA will be putting out guidelines for new nutritional…

Food Hangovers

Have you ever experienced a food hangover?  Admit it!  We all have. I had the worst food hangover after a recent weekend trip to the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta.  In fact, my fingers turned into little chubby sausages and I had to stow my wedding ring! It turns out, one of the disadvantages of…

Locavore

Infographic credit: www.katiepdesign.com Last week, Ned from Green Tractor Farms uttered the words “no more cucumbers, the frost got them.”  My heart sank a little, knowing that the amazing seasonal bounty of New Mexico was slowly coming to an end. It got me thinking about local, and what is truly…

Sugar is sugar is not sugar

Lizz and I have been having a blast introducing Verde cold-pressed juice blends around town.  It’s gratifying to see a 10-year old excited about kale for the first time ever.  I supposed it’s gratifying to see a 55-year old excited about if for the first time, too!  But we’ve gotten some questions…