Why cleanse with CPRESS?
Stress at work, drinking tap water, breathing the city air and eating processed foods all add up to your total toxic load. While some of these go beyond our control, there is a lot we can do to lower this number with nutrition. Detoxing is taking charge of your own body, embracing the way it works and helping it get back on track.
What does Cold Pressed mean?
Not all juice is juiced equally and the type matters. Cold pressed juice is a final product of a juicing method that involves slow and gentle action of crushing and pressing fresh produce. Unlike with the traditional rotary method, in cold pressing minimal heat and friction are used, ensuring the vitamins, minerals and enzymes naturally occurring in fresh produce are retained. Cold pressing also minimises the amount of air the juice gets into contact with. Juices are mixed and air-tight bottled immediately, which significantly slows down the oxidation and decomposition processes. And as the two ton cold press machine is cleaned after juicing each fruit and vegetable, there is no room for cross contamination or bacteria overgrowth common in centrifugal juicers. Cold pressed juice is the cleanest type of juice out there.
How do I get the most out of my detox?
Juice detoxing gives your digestive system a very well deserved break. There’s much more you can do to boost your detox experience and results. We’ve got some basic tips for you here:
Good: Leave your Detox Water outside over night and drink it at a room temperature first thing in the morning.
Better: Make this a daily practice, even after your detox. Your metabolism will thank you.
Good: Use a dry brush to massage your entire body before you shower. Use circular motions working slowly towards the heart. This promotes circulation and toxin elimination.
Better: In the evening, use a few drops of lavender oil in your bath or shower for a good night’s sleep.
Good: If you have a bathtub, take a hot bath with some Epsom salts in for further detoxification and relaxation.
Better: No tub? Sprinkle the salt on a wash cloth while in the shower.
Good: Time to jump! 3-5 minutes on a trampoline prompts the lymphatic system to work and push those toxins out.
Better: No trampoline? Do some star jumps!
Good: Hydrotherapy. By alternating cold and hot water in the shower for a few minutes you promote circulation and build immunity.
Better: If you have access to sauna it’s a great alternative combined with a cold shower in between.
Good: Sweat! Exercise and any activity that stimulates your heart rate will help with toxin elimination.
Better: You don’t need to spend a lot of money on a gym membership. Nobody’s charging you for running at the park. Too cold? Take up our challenge: 50 burpees in the morning!
Where is CPRESS food processed?
All our food and juices are made in our dedicated kitchen just outside of London. It only handles organic produce and therefore has met and surpassed organic certification standards.
What does cold pressing actually mean?
Cold pressing is a process that involves a slow and gentle squeezing action to extract the juice. No heat or excessive friction is used which ensures the fruit and vegetable's vitamins, minerals and enzymes remain intact during the extraction. Unlike common centrifugal methods, cold pressing minimises the amount of air that is in contact with the juice. This significantly slows down the oxidation and decomposition process keeping the juice fresh.
Do you use additives in your juices?
No. All our cold press juices are RAW, non-pasteurised and free of additives and preservatives.
What is heat pasteurisation?
Heat pasteurisation is a process used widely within the food and drink industry to extend the shelf life of products. It is done by heating products to a high temperature (at least 71.7˚C) for a certain period of time then cooling and bottling it quickly to kill any bacteria. If this were to happen to juices, all the natural enzymes, vitamins and minerals would be damaged, hence why we only cold-press.
Do all juices need to be refrigerated?
Yes, all our juices need to be kept refrigerated. As we do not use pasteurisation and our juices are raw, they contain live enzymes and are highly perishable. The only drink we recommend you leave outside the fridge over night is our Detox Water. This is best had in the morning as the room temperature of the water will match your body temperature in the most optimal way and maximise its cleansing effects.
What is the shelf life of your products?
All our products are non-pasteurised and no additives or preservatives are been used which means the shelf life is much shorter in comparison to products traditionally found in supermarkets. We feel this is one of the advantages to CPRESS as you know it will always be of the highest quality, fresh and packed full of nutrients. This is why we stock our shops daily! Our juices have an average shelf life of 3 days.
Why are your products more expensive than supermarket alternatives?
CPress believes there should be no compromise when it comes to putting the highest quality foods into our bodies to ensure we look and feel the best as we possibly can. By choosing to eat and drink organic produce you are harnessing your body with the nutrients and fuel that it needs to function optimally, without the unnecessary ingestion of and toxic residue left on non-organic foods. organic foods fundamentally cost more but you really do get what you pay for.
Why CPRESS if I'm new to juicing?
At CPress we have a wide range of organic cold pressed juices that will please the taste buds of the experienced as well as those completely new to juicing. You might start off with a Farmer’s Market juice full of green vegetables but blended with apple, and then as your taste buds become accustomed to eating less sugar daily, you’ll be on a full blown green juice in no time at all and will start to notice some serious health benefits.
Why CPRESS if I'm vegan?
We at CPress know that all the body’s nutrients are able to be obtained from a completely plant-based diet. Organic cold pressed juice is a nutrient powerhouse. With no added sugar, water or other filling agents, you are getting a straight up dose of vitamins and minerals your body needs. Our salads are made with the freshest organic vegetables and gluten free whole grains making them the perfect source of important micro and macro nutrients. For an afternoon pick-me-up, our power bites are indulgent and high in protein, which in combination with our organic coffee provide an effective energy boost.
Why CPRESS if I'm an athlete?
Hydration is one of the most important things especially before and after any physical activity. It is vital to replenish the minerals and enzymes lost through sweat during exercise. Coconut water, to restock the lost nutrients, has a much higher concentration of electrolytes than traditional energy drinks that may also contain unnecessarily high amounts of sugar and additives. Our coconut water comes from young fresh coconuts straight from the beaches of Thailand and no preservatives have been used to extend their shelf life, so you know you are getting the best nature has to offer. Being active is important, but so is taking time to recover. Muscles deal with invisible hunger and need to be fed in order to stay strong and healthy. Proper nutrition boosts workout efficiency that translates into visible results. Post-workout is your time for rest and recovery. A good amount of protein, the right carbohydrates together with a range of vitamins and minerals will ensure your body stays lean, in balance and grows in strength. CPress uses pure hemp powder in smoothies, which provides the body with a full range of essential amino acids - the building blocks of protein.
What's the problem with gluten?
Gluten is a protein compound found in some grains, such as wheat, spelt, rye and barley. The proteins that make up gluten, specifically the gliadin protein, are what cause problems for many people. Read our blog post on gluten here.
Why am I so tired?
Sleep – are you getting enough? Unfortunately, a good night’s rest isn’t something we can squeeze into a bottle. And there’s really no better remedy for the tired mind and body than a restful 8 hours of sleep at night. When we don’t get adequate hours of sleep, our body goes out of balance. The simple fact of it is that we weren’t designed to last twenty hours behind a computer screen. Understandingly, there are things that get in the way of our rest time; stress at work being a main factor. You might often feel like you have so much to do but not enough hours in the day to do it. To boost your productivity and results during the day for a peaceful mind at night, take breaks. Walk to your colleague’s desk rather than sending an email. Rest your eyes and mind. And in the evening, rather than concentrating on what you haven’t done, think of all the things you have achieved. Reflect, take notes and get some sleep.
Incomplete nutrition – Being tired has been linked to lack of certain vitamins and minerals, such as the vitamin B group, vitamin D and magnesium. While we prefer to leave the proper supplementation of these nutrients to your practitioner or nutritionist, there are foods that help promote healthier sleeping patterns. Magnesium for example, found in dark leafy greens, nuts and seeds, beans and lentils, avocados and bananas has long been known to support relaxation - something to consider when building your dinner plate.
Why am I so bloated?
We are in no position to tell you what will bring the bloating down or what the cause of it is in the first place. There are natural remedies such as ginger which help to bring down the bloating temporarily, but if it is something that is preventing you from daily activities, you may want to consider visiting a health care practitioner or nutritionist. Only a qualified professional will be able to assess your situation based on your medical history and current habits. We might suggest a natural remedy from our own experience, but we are not you. At CPress we believe in no-size-fits-all and we apply it to everything we do.