As the adage goes, you can’t love someone else until you love yourself. So since February is the month of love, what better way to show your love than to take care of home and explore a little self love?
If you have a hard time thinking of where to start, showing yourself some love, first, can be done in baby steps:
Step 1) Try hitting the gym to get your heart rate up and your blood circulating (it helps the bod purge toxins through the skin by sweating, and strengthens the heart and self-esteem at the same time).
Step 2) Employ the 80/20 rule to help boost your self esteem. Never heard of it? The 80/20 states that to maintain your overall health and your looks in a way that makes you feel good about yourself, it takes 80 percent diet and 20 percent exercise. So do what you can in Step 1 to help achieve Step 2.
Step 3) Eat real food.
That last one is especially near and dear to us. Because it’s no secret that we here at The Juice Standard beelieve that drinking raw, fresh cold-pressed juice made from organic produce is incredibly nutritious because it contains real food…you’re just drinking it instead of chewing it. Juice is easily absorbed into the body with help from its active plant enzymes and phytonutrients. And it heals you and sustains you on a cellular level in ways that would blow your mind. (Want glowing dewy skin, a slim-feeling tummy, increased energy for bedroom romps (it’s the month of LOVE after all) then consider The Juice Standard!)
With all the love going ’round this month, it only makes sense that February is National Heart Month! And as it turns out, TJS loves hearts, too. That’s why we load our juices with ingredients like red radish, cucumber, celery, and raw cashew, to keep your ticker pumping nice and strong! How? Red radish is a great source of anthocyanins, a type of flavonoid that is also found in red wine that not only gives the powerful root its color, but has been linked to reducing the occurrence of cardiovascular disease by reducing inflammation – hence the term, an apple a day keeps the doctor away (apples also contain anthoncyanins, FYI).
So yes: Love thy neighbor? Absolutely. But love thy self first. And what better way than through juice.