TRAVERSE CITY - A local woman, encouraged to improve her own eating habits, founded a business that aims to help others do the same.
Kris Rockwood, 44, of Traverse City, recently acquired a commercial kitchen on Garfield Road and launched Press On Juice, a producer of cold-pressed juices made from freshly-pulverized fruits and vegetables.
After Rockwood was diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder, her doctor recommended that she change her eating habits, specifically by eating less processed foods and more raw fruits and vegetables.
"I was not getting enough veggies," said Rockwood, "so I started to experiment with juicing. I talked to other 'juicers' about how hard and time-consuming making your own cold-pressed juice is. This is how Press On Juice was born."
Press On Juice features a line of cold-pressed, unpasteurized juice blends made from a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. Every bottle is made with two pounds of fresh, raw fruits and/or vegetables.
Each serving is packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and enzymes that aren't destroyed or altered by the heat pasteurization process common in nearly all commercially produced juices.
Press On fruits and veggies are pulverized, which has been proven to be the most effective way to liberate nutritional enzymes. Rockwood took special care to balance flavors in order to make the tastiest blends.
Rockwood's juices are available at the Glen Arbor, Suttons Bay and Lake Leelanau farmers markets as well as at her facility, 2748 Garfield Road. All are also encouraged to contact her by phone or email to place an order.
For more information, check out the Press On Juice Facebook page.
Source: Grand Traverse Insider