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Buda Juice - Sunflower Shoppe is proud to support this local fresh organic juice processor.- Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Buda Juice, a local company located in Plano TX is the brainchild of Bernard Nussbamer and Horatio Londsale-Hands. Bernard, who is also an avid yogi, car racer and photographer, with the restaurant expertise of Horatio, passionate windsurfer and co-founder of ZuZu Handmade Mexican Food, which he turned into a national award-winning Fast Casual chain. Buda Juice makes their juices in a cold-press that ensures the purity of the nutrients stays intact, as heat destroys valuable enzymes, vitamins and minerals and then they package them in glass bottles to seal in the nutrients.

What makes Buda Juices different from other juices?

THE PRODUCE - They use only certified organic produce that goes from farm to consumer in 5 days or less, fresh from the fields. If they can’t source it organically they don’t juice it. They press several pounds of produce for each juice.

COLD CHAIN PRODUCTION - Buda Juice is the only juice company with an unbroken cold chain from farm to bottle. Refrigerated trucks take produce from farm to their refrigerated kitchen. Once bottled, it’s delivered on refrigerated trucks. Cold slows down the oxidation process, maximizing nutrients and enzymes.

THEIR KITCHEN - Their state-of-the-art kitchen is 35°F year-round (brrr!) Buda Juice is SQF (Safe Quality Food Institute) certified, meaning that they hold themselves to the highest Juice HACCP standards.

THEIR PRESS - They use pounds of pressure to squeeze the juice out. This avoids drawing air into the juice, and there is no heat involved, especially as they cold press at 35°. This minimizes oxidation. Pressing extracts more juice than other methods too, so you get not only more juice but more nutrients.

THE JUICE - After all this work the last thing that they would want to do is strip the juice of its living properties, so no pasteurization or HPP (high pressure processing) to extend the shelf life of Buda juice. It’s all is 100% raw, fresh and living. One sip and your taste buds will dance in delight...

DON’T FORGET THE BOTTLES - Glass is 100% natural, 100% recyclable. Plastic is made from chemicals, can mimic hormones, and cannot be recycled back into bottles. Plastic is also known to leach compounds when paired with citrus and other foods. They also donate the organic pulp to local farmers.

Meet the BUDA Juices

NO 01: Green Juice 16 oz.
Honest and crisp. Leafy greens. Spicy ginger. Tangy lemon. Hint of sweet apple. Our staple—packed with iron, vitamins A & C, a good source of calcium too—will detoxify and protect. It feels good to be green!


Daily veggies + vitamins + Detox + alkalizing agent + Gut soother


Spinach + Cucumber + Celery + Apple + Lemon + Ginger + Kale + Parsley

No 02: Red Juice 16 oz.

Bold and sexy. Did you know beets are natural aphrodisiacs? Or that they can relax you just like chocolate? Beets can also lower your stress level, while giving you the extra boost you need to get through those long afternoon meetings. What more could you ask for?


Stamina booster + Stress reliever + Blood Purifier


Celery + Beet + Apple + Ginger + Parsley

No 03: Orange Juice 16 oz.

Fiery and sweet. Cool carrots and a delicate citrus balance. Drink from the fountain of youth. Glow from within. Let the carrots melt away the years. No wonder the kids love this one too. “Orange” you glad it tastes so good?


Anti-oxidant powerhouse* + Skin + eye brightener + Anti-aging ambassador | *vitamin C and beta-carotene (as vitamin A)


Carrot + Orange + Apple + Cucumber

No 04: Blue Lemonade 16 oz.

Surprising and refreshing. Chill cucumber. Ambrosial apple. Liquid lemon. Sure to energize, invigorate, and detoxify. Alkalizing and hydrating at the same time. Enjoy your daily citrus squeeze!


Post workout electrolytes + Alkalizing energy elixir + Hangover Cure


Apple + Cucumber + Lemon

No 05: Pure Green Juice 16 oz.

Pure and simple. Nothing but lush green veggies in this beauty packed full of antioxidants C and beta-carotene (as vitamin A) and immune support. Did you know that mint is a natural stimulant? Mint and fennel are also famous for aiding digestion and freshening your breath so pucker up!


Brain booster + Radical remover + Liver cleanser


Cucumber + Fennel + Spinach + Kale + Lime + Mint

No M1: Buda Almond Milk 16 oz.

Alluring and smooth. Protein pick-me-up disguised as delectable dessert. Satisfy your sweet tooth while stimulating your mind and boosting your energy. Our favorite vegan treat that you can feel good about too. Try mixing it up with our No 02 or No 03 for a red or orange twist to spice things up.


Healthy cholesterol support + Balanced vegan protein + Smart hunger quencher


Filtered Water + Almond + Vanilla + Cinnamon + Cardamom

No S1: Buda Basilato Soup 16 oz.

Frothy and fun. Teasing tomatoes. Bashful basil. Obliging olive oil. Sure to amuse your taste buds. Full of antioxidants C and beta-carotene (as vitamin A)and a good source of fiber too, these vivacious veggies will satiate, detoxify and aid digestion. Don’t be deceived by the creamy texture. No hidden dairy here!


Healthy heart lover + Kidney flusher + Detox + Digestive Aid


Tomato + Cucumber + Sea Salt + Basil+ Olive Oil

Compare BUDA Juice to other juice offerings

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Sunscreen Facts- Friday, June 03, 2016

By Bryan Bradford, Chief Nutrition Officer of Sunflower Shoppe Natural Foods

June 3rd, 2016

What you need to know to protect you and your family from the Texas summer sun

With the wide range of sunscreens on the market, Sunflower Shoppe has done the research to help you choose the most comprehensive, quality sunscreen to protect your skin. Here are some buzzwords and what they really mean:

Broad Spectrum -  When a product is labeled “broad spectrum,” it must contain protection from both the sun’s UVA and UVB rays. Here is why that is important:

UVB - remember the “B”  (for burn). These rays are responsible for the burning of the skin as well as the main cause of skin cancer.

UVA - remember the “A” (for aging). The UVA rays penetrate deeper and cause free radicals that contribute to cancer and wrinkling. These rays are not blocked by windows or clouds; we are continually exposed to them.

SPF - Sun Protection Factor. Some people believe that the higher the SPF, the better the product, or that they can bask in the sun longer without having to re-apply.

The truth is:

SPF 15 prevents 93% of the sun's harmful rays to damage the skin

SPF 30 prevents 97%

SPF 50 prevents 98%

98% is about the best protection available. The increase in coverage is negligible after 50.

All sunscreen products should be re-applied after 2 hours, and most people do not use enough to cover the body effectively. The Higher SPF number won’t improve these odds either.

Chemical vs. Physical Mineral -

Chemical sunscreen is designed to soak into the skin. It requires you wait about 15 to 20 minutes to absorb before exposure to sun. It works by creating a chemical reaction and alters the reaction of UV rays to heat and then releases the heat from the skin.

Mineral sunscreen sits on top of the skin and requires no wait time before exposure to sun. It works by reflecting the sun’s rays and scattering them from the skin. Best choice we prefer: non-nano zinc oxide.

Vitamin A (Retinol) - while Vitamin A (Retinol) can offer many benefits for the skin, it is considered dangerous to have it as an ingredient in sunscreen. It can play a part in accelerating the growth of cancerous tumors, when used on skin exposed to sunlight.

For more information about sunscreen safety and ingredients - come see us at the Shoppe!

The content and opinions expressed in this “Shoppe Talk” blog are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any illness or to provide medical advice. We are not medical doctors and we do not prescribe medication. If you have any questions about the relationship between nutrition and supplements, we recommend that you seek the advice of a qualified and licensed health practitioner. Our opinions are based on the literature and data from a variety of medical doctors, chiropractors, naturopathic physicians, biochemists and other professional researchers. You are encouraged to make your health care decisions based on your own research and the advice of a qualified health care professional.

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