Copper + Water

We all know how important drinking water is.  I find it difficult to get in the recommended 2.2L per day.  Confession: It's considered a good day if I drink 2 glasses!  A family member of mine measure's her water out every morning to give her a visual notice how exactly how much she has consumed through out the day and she gets in her 2+ litres per day and let me tell you, her skin is beautiful!  I should really do that....

I recently had an extra few minutes, without toddler and husband so I would roaming through Yaletown, Vancouver and stumbled upon this beautifully curated store of Indian products.  The entire inventory was hand sourced and chosen from India, purchased directly from the artists.  I immediately loved the space when I walked in.  Ever since I was a little girl I have been drawn to Indian culture.  I think the color, culture, food and people are so beautiful.  Side note:  It's on my bucket list to take my daughter when she is at the appropriate age to India and along with a team build a school for girls.  

Although the shop had so many beautiful treasures, one item caught my eye:  the copper water pitcher and water cups (pictured above).  The color of copper is stunning, the fact that is mined from the earth proves again that nature is beyond amazing.  The gentleman there began to tell me that storing your water in copper is not only beautiful but has many health benefits.  I didn't realize this, and when I came home, I did some research and sure enough - he is so right!

Here is a list of my favourite benefits of keeping your water in a copper vessel:

  1. Can kill harmful bacterial.  Anything that is a natural anti-bacterial agent, I'm all over it.  
  2. Makes you smarter!  Ok, this may be a small exaggeration but storing water in copper can stimulate your brain.  More specifically copper promotes the synthesis of phospholipids, which are essential in the formation of myelin sheaths which are the 'highway's' in between neurones in your brain.  So improving those 'highway's' will make synopsis' between neurones faster and thus making your brain quicker and more efficient.  See - SMARTER!
  3. Improves that healthy glow.  Media has us running around like crazy people chasing this 'glow'.  And full disclosure, I am one of those crazy people.  However, if I can find a product that naturally can improve the appearance of my skin from the inside out, it is right up my alley.  Copper is naturally packed with anti-oxidents and helps with the reformation of new cells.
  4. Can fight Anaemia.  I don't know about you but for me between building a business, being a mother, wife, daughter, friend and trying to eat healthy for myself and loved ones - my head often spins.  I think this is so common with women today, we really do do too much and often this results in poor diet (ie. left over Annie's mac and cheese or fish crackers, am I right?) which can then result in anaemia which is very dangerous to your health and well being.  Drinking water from copper can help you keep anaemia at bay.  Copper is a essential mineral for us and aids in the absorption of iron, copper also helps keep the levels of iron up and regulates it's flow in your blood vessels. 
  5. Helps fight inflammation.  So many of health problems today are due to the result in too much inflammation in our body's, finding a nature anti-infalmmatory is great.

So there you have it, a new fun fact that is a simple way to incorporate nature into your everyday living.  However remember, everything in moderation it is recommended to drink 2-3 glasses of water from a copper vessel per date to get these results.  Also, don't wash your copy with soap, use lemon juice or baking soda and rinse with tap water.

I did some sourcing on-line and here are my favourite choices for copper water pitchers.  Click images for source, along with the image above from Kaarigar in Yaletown.


Posted on November 3, 2014 .

We're Famous!

We were given a great opportunity to be features on the CTV afternoon news show.  It was an experience filled with nerves and excitement but the response has been amazing - so thank you! 

Check out the video and let us know what you think!



Posted on August 7, 2014 .

It’s a Journey

Healthy is sexy, and it’s also a journey—one that Sexy Juice wants to take with you. Wherever you are at in personal fitness and confidence, Sexy Juice wants to come along with you as you get back to the roots of healthy eating and sexy living.

Who you are—that’s what matters to Sexy Juice. Not who the trend-makers or fashion mags say you should be. Sexy Juice founder Summer Dotinga knows that real sexiness comes from being comfortable in your own body, and confident in your health. The journey to vital health and super sexy you is not about fitting into a mould—it’s about breaking it and just being who you are!

From the inside out, Sexy Juice pours in the basic ingredients to living the healthiest, sexiest you, no matter what your size or fitness level.

Wherever you’re at, Sexy Juice wants to be there with you.

What’s your journey been like so far? Let us know!

Posted on June 30, 2014 .

A Winning Combination

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Sexy, healthy and tasty. It’s a winning combination.

Each Sexy Juice cocktail is nutrient dense, which is great for optimizing your health and your sexy self.

Now combine that with fresh juice blends that knock it out of the park for flavour, and you’ve got all that it takes.  

Sexy Juice gets down to the natural basics of flavour. Pairing the right juices together is everything when it comes to high-end health and terrific taste.

Just check out the Energizer drink.

This cocktail is great as a snack or a replenishing drink after a work out. It boosts the immune system, helps digestion and heart health. But what does it taste like, right? Just check out the ingredients: apple, pineapple, coconut water. Yep. That’s it. It’s as delicious and refreshing as it sounds (and, pssst, it’s really good for you).

Now, consider that refreshing juice blend is pressed cold and delivered immediately to your home or business.

Sexy doesn’t get any tastier than that.

Check out some of our other recipes!

Posted on June 26, 2014 .

We’re Different

There are a lot of juice options out there.

Drinking juice has become a popular way for people on the move to get their fill of fruits and veggies.

But knowing what you want to gulp down is about more than choosing a brand. It’s about making a choice for your own life, your own character and your own sexy health.

Sexy Juice is about optimizing the benefits of drinking your nutrients by refining the ingredients. What you see on the label is exactly what you get—just the invigorating goodness of juice from carefully selected fruits, veggies and greens.

To get most out of the raw, healthy power of fresh produce, we cold press every drop. That means our juice is not pasteurized—no heat is applied in processing which would weaken the integrity of pure juice—meaning no preservatives, chemicals or additives.

So to get the most effective, pure and powerful nutrients (and you deserve that, you do!), Sexy Juice should be enjoyed within three days of being cold pressed.

We’re different because we’re so dang simple.

Listen as Summer’s husband Brad describes the juicing process. 

Posted on June 26, 2014 .