A new health craze has become popular around the country, and recently Morgantown has been booming with the new lifestyle: JUICE!
People have been substituting meals for organic and natural juices here in Morgantown as a way to lose weight or as part of a healthy alternative. So what’s the fad of drinking juice?
Gabby Garcia, general manager at The Juice Bar in Evansdale Crossing, said their mission is to “have fun and be amazing.” Garcia said the benefits of “fresh juicing often, is a fantastic way to lose weight, feel great, increase nutrition, and reduce the risk of just about everything bad.”
She also said some of the benefits of juicing are the antioxidants contained in real juice to help speed up metabolism, versus concentrated/processed juice that contains added sugar in a store. You can add spices like ginger and cayenne which helps to reduce inflammation.
“I find them very filling and I substitute them for an actual meal and knowing it’s ten times better for me just is the icing on the cake,” said Taylor Heath, a sophomore at WVU. “It’s healthy and it makes me feel wonderful.”
Ruth Haas, business owner at Real Juice Bar and Cafe located on Pleasant Street, had the idea to start her own business. According to the juice bar’s story on their website, she noticed that Morgantown needed a juice bar. With her dream of owning her own business and experience in juicing and organic living, Ruth decided to run with her idea. Soon after, she found herself and her family starting from the ground up and creating what is now called Real.
“I go to the juice bar because I want to feel good about myself,”said Haley Hizer, a Freshman at WVU. “It makes me feel energized and full so that I don’t have to buy a whole meal.”
But, recently The Juice Bar has taken away business from The Real Juice Bar and Cafe because it is conveniently located on campus. Students have easier access to Evansdale Crossing rather than Pleasant Street, and also meal plan and Mounty Bounty are offered in the Crossing.