Why juice? Can’t I just eat a salad?
Drinking cold-pressed juice allows your body to receive maximum benefits from fresh fruits and vegetables quickly and conveniently. Juicing releases vitamins, nutrients, enzymes, and minerals from the fiber. This allows highly concentrated nutrients to directly enter your cells in a rapid and effective manner. Each juice is packed with live enzymes and nutrients, providing your body with the boost of nutrition it craves. Each and every kuka juice contains 3-5 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables [talk about a mega dose of nutrients in one bottle]. Eating that much produce would take quite some time. We at kuka juice believe that health starts from the inside out, and improving the internal environment of your body plays a key role in reaching optimal health.
When and where do you make my juice?
Each morning, before delivery, all of our juices are handcrafted in our licensed, certified, DHEC and FDA inspected commercial kitchen [not a factory]. We take tremendous pride in the labor-intensive production process- cleanliness and quality are our number one priority in keeping your body happy and safe.
Where do you deliver?
Our juices are available for local home/office delivery. We deliver within 10 miles of the zip code 29601 in Greenville, SC. Use the zip code calculator tool to ensure you’re in our range: zip code calculator for local delivery. There is a $40 minimum order per delivery [not including delivery fee]. Our current delivery days are Mondays and Thursdays. [7:00 am-4:00 pm] **If you will not be home during delivery hours, please leave a cooler of ice at your door.
My juice looks separated, is it bad?
No. Separation occurs naturally, as we do not add binders, fillers or additives-our juice is 100% pure. Just give your juice a nice shake and enjoy.
I’m not vegetarian, is this juice for me?
Of course! Kuka juice is for everyone! All human bodies benefit from our pressed juices. Whether you enjoy kuka juice once a week, once a day, or several times a day- you will reap the nourishing and revitalizing benefits with each sip.
How is kuka juice different from those fancy juices I see at my local grocery store?
All “juices” sold in your local grocery store are required to be pasteurized. Pasteurization involves heating the juice and then cooling it during the manufacturing process in order to kill bacteria to prolong shelf life. Unfortunately, pasteurization also kills vitamins, minerals and living enzymes, leaving these “juices” you find at your local grocery store with questionable nutritional value. Our juices are 100% pure- we do not further pasteurize or process our juices and we never add anything- no sugar, no water, no preservatives, no colors, no fillers. The fact that these grocery store “juices” can sit on the shelf for weeks at a time should give you some indication of just how “fresh” they actually are.
What about the juices from other juice bars?
Most juice bars use a centrifugal or masticating juicer, which increases oxidation due to heat and oxygen generated during the extraction process. This also kills vital nutrients, minerals, and enzymes. We are proud to bring cold-pressed juices to the Upstate. Our state of the art hydraulic press minimizes heat and oxidation, providing you with juice containing 3-5 times more nutrients than other juice bars. Juices made on a centrifugal juicer should be consumed within 10 minutes, while our cold-pressed juices have a shelf life of 3-4 days, maintaining optimal nutrition.
Is a juice cleanse recommended if I have a chronic health condition that requires prescription medication?
If you are taking prescription medications for a chronic illness, always consult your healthcare professional before embarking on a cleanse. Keep in mind that while a juice cleanse may not be appropriate to partake in while on certain medications, you will find that many of our juices can make a nutritious, delicious and doctor-approved addition to your daily routine!
Can I just get juices delivered to my home for the week instead of doing a cleanse?
Of course! Juice cleansing is just one way to hit the reset button. Incorporating fresh juices as part of your daily routine is a great way to add a mega nutrition boost to your day. The juices can be more than just a cleanse- they can simply be a ridiculously healthy lunch!
What about juicing vs. blending?
Juicing and blending both work wonders for your health. Blending provides you with nutrients and fiber. The purpose of juicing is to give your body’s digestive system a break [fiber interrupts this process]. Juicing fuels your cells with an abundance of vitamins, minerals and enzymes. You also consume much more fruits and vegetables with juicing compared to blending. Most of our juices contain between three to four pounds of fresh produce per bottle.
What is this I hear about chewing the juice?
We know it sounds odd, but yes- chew your juice! The act of chewing produces salivary amylase which promotes healthy digestion. Also, you never want to gulp down fresh juice. This can cause unwanted gas and bloating. So take your time and swish it around, your body will thank you.
But where will I get my protein?
Contrary to belief, meat is not the only source of protein. In fact the standard American diet is way too high in animal-based protein. Plant foods are an excellent source of amino acids. Dark leafy greens in the juices provide your body with the protein it needs, keeping it healthy and happy.
How many days should I cleanse?
Any days are better than no days. We recommend striving for at least 5 days in order to reap optimal benefits. The first three days are the hardest and the most detoxifying. Once you reach day 5, your energy level will most likely be higher than before you started your cleanse! Feeling super hardcore? Go for 10-14 days and you will be walking on sunshine!
How often can I cleanse?
This is totally up to you! You may cleanse anywhere from once a month to once every three to six months. Listen to your body- it always knows what is best! Whether you are cleansing or not, adding fresh juices to your daily routine is an ideal way to improve overall health.
If I order juice, how long does it stay fresh?
Our juices stay fresh for 4 full days. Hypothetically speaking, if we deliver to you on a Sunday, your kuka juice is fresh for Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. You may extend your window of enjoyment by freezing the juice. If you choose to freeze your juice, please allow it to completely defrost before consuming in order to avoid a watered down taste [water thaws quicker than vitamins].