Starting a new lifestyle can be overwhelming, but here at KRUSH’d we are here to take all the hard parts out of the equation. Whether you’re a seasoned vegan that wants more options within our community, someone trying to lose weight, or ready to take the plunge into a healthier lifestyle, we are here to guide you every step of the way. KRUSH’d Vitality Kitchen is the only place in Durant that offers the freshest, and highest quality of fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds to meet the demand for your high energy lifestyle.
When it comes to energy, I think it is safe to assume that we all could use an extra boost. I am a mother of three, and I used to constantly feel as if I was always a step behind. Between working, and taking my children to and from their activities, and doing all my day-to-day things, it feels almost impossible to feel energized every step of the way. Typically, in my day to day life I had to drown myself in coffee, and energy drinks just to keep up with my high volume life. The problem I had when I would energize myself with the energy drinks was that shortly after my initial caffeine buzz, I would feel the well-known “caffeine crash”, and it would make me feel worse off. We all know that caffeine isn’t great for us, but let’s quickly break it down. When we consume caffeine it directly affects our central nervous system, in about 30 minutes after consumption. This is what we refer to as our “caffeine buzz”. Our body processes this as a stimulant, which causes the release of neurotransmitters that act as adrenaline increasing your heart rate, and blood pressure.
A typical energy drink has five times more caffeine than your average cup of coffee. There are many health risks that come when giving our body a jolt of fake energy. The leading causes of emergency room visits due to energy drink consumption is severe dehydration, seizures, and dangerously high blood pressure. The biggest eye-opening part to me was simply turning my can around and looking at the ingredients. To me it felt like I was reading a different language, and I couldn’t tell you half of the ingredients. Something that you’ll see when looking at the ingredients that correlates among various brands is taurine. Taurine is an amino acid that supports neurological development, and regulates water, and minerals in blood. Too much taurine combined with the other components in an energy drink is harmful.
So why do we as humans subject ourselves to these harmful ingredients just to get a temporary energy boost? For me personally, it is simply because I didn’t know enough about healthy eating, and it seemed too hard to change my lifestyle into consuming foods that naturally fuel my body. This is where KRUSH’d Vitality Kitchen comes. Everyone on our staff is fully educated in a healthy lifestyle, clean eating, and figuring out what works for you, and your family.
The first juice that I tried was our Vitamin See juice. This juice contains orange, carrot, apple, lemon, ginger, filtered water, and pink himalayan salt. I was amazed by how quickly I felt the results. My mind felt clearer, I felt more focused, and my serotonin levels felt as if they had increased. It not only feels good to know that you are putting healthy things inside your body, but has so many benefits. A healthy diet of vegetables, nuts, and fruits have been proven by many studies to directly increase your body’s natural energy, without having to go through the crash feelings. Vegetables are also the most natural detox you can put inside your body. A fruit detox aids our body in its natural detox process which helps to eliminate and neutralize toxins through our colon, liver, kidneys, lungs, lymph glands, and skin.
Every day that we are breathing, and our hearts are beating we are inhaling toxins from our environment. In our modern day life we are exposed to pollutants, chemicals, and a variety of other synthetic substances. Linda Page, the author of Detoxification explains how the body needs to be detoxed as “The average body cannot handle detoxing itself on its own. Since the body cannot handle detoxing everything on its own, it will store them outside of our regular elimination system, so our body doesn’t get poisoned. These poisons that we regularly breathe in are stored by being built up in our body fat”. I thought this was so fascinating. Typically, we blame our weight solely on lifestyle, and what we do or don’t put in our bodies. Even if a person is eating a clean, healthy diet 100% of the time, we still need to aid our body in the detoxifying process, to avoid the extra weight gain from our body’s own detox process. In conjunction with helping with detoxing our body, juice cleansing helps to aid our bodies digestive tract in as little as 7 days. Helping our digestive tract helps us to feel healthier, experience less bloating, and can even help individuals suffering from IBS, Crohn’s disease, and some colon cancers.
Here at KRUSH’d Vitality Kitchen we offer everything from our craft juices, protein smoothies, superfood salads, power bowls, hearty soups, and chef curated meal prep to help you live your absolute best life. Consuming fruits and vegetables offer a variety of health benefits including balancing your blood cholestral levels, lowering your risk for heart disease, heart attacks, and strokes. Our mission is to help as many individuals as possible on their journey to having cleaner lifestyles and learning more about all the health benefits of consuming high quality fruits, and vegetables. Let us help you meet the demands of your high energy lifestyle and give you a chance to function at your best.
We are located at 118 North 2nd Ave Durant, Ok 74701
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