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At Choices Cafe, we believe in healing through whole foods. Our menu offerings are created not only to please your palate, but the rest of your body too. We prepare our dishes with heart-healthy fibers, protein rich pseudo-grains, power-packed super foods, gluten-free fare, potent antioxidants, blood sugar stabilizers and anti-inflammatories... to name a few. If all of this sounds confusing - you've come to the right place. Read on to learn about the high-level of nutrition that is provided in the plant-powered dishes that we serve.
"Let they food be thy medicine..."
Almonds: A phytochemical powerhouse and cancer fighter. Packed with protein. Reduces heart attack risk. Rich in magnesium, phosphorus, zinc & fiber. High in calcium and folic acid. Best source of vitamin E. Rich in phosphorus which builds strong bones & teeth. Stabilizes blood sugar & protects against diabetes. Lowers cholesterol. Improves energy.
Try it at Choices Cafe: CocoBliss, Choco-nut, Berry Love, Monkey Business, Good Karma, The Thinner Mint, Cacao Strength and daily dessert specials
Black Beans: The protein-fiber combination supports the digestive tract and cardiovascular system. Greatly reduces the risk of colon cancer. Regulates blood sugar and protects against Type 2 Diabetes. A potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.
Try it at Choices Cafe: Mental Lentil, VA Insane, Chicken's Friend, California Wrap, La Pixsa, Insane Bell Pepper Tacos, The Everything Salad, Quinoa Bowl
Beets: Rich in potassium, magnesium, fiber, phosphorus, iron; vitamins A, B & C; beta-carotene, beta-cyanine; folic acid. Acts as a tonic for the liver, as a purifier for the blood, and can prevent various forms of cancer. Contain tryptophan, which relaxes the mind and creates a sense of well-being
Try it at Choices Cafe: House-made Lentil 'meat', Beets Me, Swiss Beets, Sweet Kiss, Tummy Tuck, Sex -a- peel
Cacao (Raw Chocolate): The #1 source of magnesium, iron, and chromium. Magnesium relaxes muscles, improves digestion and reduces blood pressure. Extremely high in PEA (PEA is the 'feel good' neurotransmitter) which elevates your mood and energy. Provides cardiovascular support. Highest antioxidant content on the planet; combats cancer and aging. Contains the neurotransmitter anandamide, aka the "bliss chemical", making it a natural aphrodisiac. Balances brain chemistry. Builds strong bones. Increases focus and alertness
Try it at Choices Cafe: CocoBliss, Choco-Nut, Berry Love, The Thinner Mint, Cacao Strength, Raw Brownies, daily dessert specials
Cayenne: Though it may be 'hot', cayenne actually reduces inflammation. The hotness produced by cayenne is caused by its high concentration of a substance called capsaicin, which is famous for its pain-reducing effects, its cardiovascular benefits, and its ability to help prevent ulcers. Capsaicin also effectively opens and drains congested nasal passages. A very good source of vitamin A and beta-carotene - potent antioxidants.
Try it at Choices Cafe: House Dressing on all salads and many wraps, house-made walnut pate, The Killer, Tummy Tuck, Fat Blast
Chia Seeds: Gluten free and celiac safe. Increase satiety, which helps lower food cravings between meals. Play an important role in regulating insulin levels and balancing blood sugar, thus reducing sugar cravings. The omega-3s in chia seeds can help reduce inflammation, enhance cognitive performance and reduce high cholesterol. An excellent source of fiber, with a whopping 10 grams in 2 tablespoons. Cancer protective.
Try it at Choices Cafe: Coco-Berry, Pina-coolada, Coco-Bliss, Miami Heat
Chlorophyll: Promotes the formation of hemoglobin and red blood, which boosts energy. Aids in gastrointestinal problems. Treats bad breath. Fights infections. Beneficial in assimilating calcium and other heavy minerals. Detoxifies cancer-causing toxins.
Try it at Choices Cafe: The CW or add it to any juice or smoothie
Collard Greens: An excellent source of cancer-fighting vitamin C, vitamin A and manganese. source of vitamin K and omega-3 fatty acids; two hallmark anti-inflammatory nutrients. Exceptional folate content, a critical component for heart health. Help to lower cholesterol and support healthy digestion.
Try it at Choices Cafe: Collard Me Happy, or ask for any of our wraps, burgers or sandwiches wrapped in collard greens
Flax: An extraordinary of source of omega-3s. Contains lignans - fiber-like compounds that also provide antioxidant protection. Packed with "mucilage"- a water-soluble, gel-forming fiber that provides special support to the intestinal tract. Protects blood vessels from inflammatory damage. Supports healthy digestion, heart health and cancer protective.
Try it at Choices Cafe: Tres Pancakes, Miami Heat, Choco-Nut, Coco-Berry
Garbanzo Beans: Stabilize blood sugar and curb hunger like a rock star. Increase satiety and reduce caloric intake. support digestive tract function.Two cups provide the entire daily value of fiber. Provides a unique supply of antioxidants. Fights heart disease.
Try it at Choices Cafe: No Seas Tuna Wrap, La Tuna Melt, Mezze Plate
Garlic: Powerful, broad-spectrum antibiotic. Potent cardio-protective benefits. Rich in sulfur. Contains compounds that play a key role in cancer-prevention. Strong antioxidant and anti- inflammatory. Antibacterial and Antiviral benefits. Improves metabolism of iron.
Try it at Choices Cafe: House Dressing on all salads and many wraps, Tummy Tuck , Green Envy
Ginger: Relaxes and soothes the intestinal tract. Prevents motion sickness. Reduces nausea and vomiting during pregnancy. Immune boosting. Improves mobility and reduces pain with osteo and rheumatoid arthritis due to anti-inflammatory effects. Antioxidant and anti-tumor effects on cells. Protects against colorectal and ovarian cancer.
Try it at Choices Cafe: Ginger Miso Mushroom Soup, Green Envy, Green Dinner, Sweet Kiss, The Killer, Fat Blast, Longevity, Beets Me, Ginger shots
Hemp: A natural appetite suppressant, and helps you to feel full longer. High in fiber which helps to eliminate digestive disorders such as bloating and constipation. Can help to control blood sugar levels. A complete protein, containing all the essential amino acids. Rich in omega 3s which promote heart health.
Try it at Choices Cafe: Pina-coolada, Miami Heat
Kale: High in fiber which promotes digestion, prevents constipation, curbs overeating, and lowers blood sugar. Lowers cholesterol & reduces the risk of heart disease. One cup provides over 100% RDA of vitamins A, C, & K. Supports the body's detoxification processes. Rich in omega-3 fatty acids that help regulate the body's inflammatory process. Packed with calcium which is essential for strong and healthy bones. An antioxidant superstar; fights cancer and aging.
Try it at Choices Cafe: Mixed Greens Salad, Kale Caesar!, Raw Kale Salad, Kale Quinoa Stew, Green Envy, Sweet Kiss, Green Dinner, Evening Dreamin', The Refresher, Alive
Lemon: A natural antiseptic. Reduces wrinkles and rejuvenates the skin. Rich source of vitamin C. Improves digestion and reduces heartburn and bloating. Highly alkaline. Combats cancer and inflammation. Promotes weight loss. Has a diuretic effect which flushes bacteria and toxins out of the body. Acts as a blood purifier. High in potassium which reduces blood pressure.
Try it at Choices Cafe: House Dressing on all salads and many wraps, Green Dinner, Tummy Tuck, The Killer, Morning Housekeeper, Fat Blast
Lentils: Low in calories. A cholesterol-lowering fiber superstar. Help to stabilize blood sugar levels. Heart healthy. Lentils also provide good to excellent amounts of seven important minerals, our B-vitamins, and protein--all with virtually no fat.
Try it at Choices Cafe: House-made Lentil 'meat', lentil soup
Love: The well-being superstar 'vitamin L'. 'nuff said
Try it at Choices Cafe: in everything!
Maca: Many athletes take maca for peak performance as it significantly increases endurance and improves energy. Balances hormones, increases fertility(careful!) and boosts libido. Increases mental energy and focus. Alleviates cramps, body pain, hot flashes, anxiety, mood swings, and depression. Rich in vitamin B vitamins, C, and E, calcium, zinc, iron, magnesium, phosphorous and amino acids.
Try it at Choices Cafe: Berry Love, or add it to any smoothie
Nori: One sheet has the same amount of omega-3s as two whole avocados - making it a superstar in promoting skin health. High in protein and trace minerals. Healing properties include treating cancer, lowering cholesterol, shrinking goiters, dissolving tumors and cysts, detoxifying heavy metals, reducing water retention, and aiding in weight loss.
Try it at Choices Cafe: Raw Wrap, or ask for any of our wraps, burgers or sandwiches wrapped in nori
Quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah): Highest nutritional profile of all grains. Contains all 8 essential amino acids to make it a complete protein. Gluten-free; easy to digest. Protein content greater than dairy milk. High in B vitamins, iron, zinc, potassium, calcium & vitamin E. Ideal food for endurance. Strengthens the kidneys, heart, and lungs. Anti-inflammatory
Try it at Choices Cafe: VA Insane, Mental Lentil, Chicken's Friend, California Wrap, Quinoa Bowl , Sergio Bowl, Kale Quinoa Stew
Spirulina: 60% protein and 12-13% of vital minerals such as magnesium, calcium, potassium, iron, zinc, and phosphorous as well as a complete group of vitamin B. Rich in several anti-oxidants and the only source of the antioxidant phycocyanin. Aids in fighting cancer and viral illnesses. Enhances immune system and may help in increasing the libido.
Try it at Choices Cafe: Monkey Business, The CW, Green Machine
Walnuts: Provide a very high level of vitamin E. Reliable source of omega-3. Lowers LDL & total cholesterol. Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory nutrients, fights cancers, especially prostate and breast cancer. Decreases "abdominal adiposity" aka fat deposits around the mid-section. Supports cognitive processes.
Try it at Choices Cafe: Mixed Greens Salad, Chipotle Walnut Wrap, Nori Wrap, La Pixsa, GF Walnut brownie, daily dessert specials