Why We Take Juice Plus+
1 in 2 men and women will have cancer in their lifetimes; 30 years ago it
was 1 in 10. The Framingham Study
demonstrated that people who eat 6
servings/day of fruits and vegetables have 44% less risk of stroke; 9
servings/day yields a 66% reduction!
A large study published in Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)
showed that 5 servings/week of green, leafy vegetables cut the risk of macular
degeneration, the most frequent cause of blindness in people age 65+, by 43%!
The National Cancer Institute has for years recommended 5-9 servings/day of raw fruits and
vegetables to help prevent lung, breast, colon, prostate cancers (by 50% or
The American Heart Association has for years recommended 5-9 servings/day also to slow
down the atherosclerotic process and prevent heart disease and stroke.
The current Dietary Guidelines for American recommends adults consume 9-13 servings
(4.5-6.5 cups) of fresh fruits and vegetables every day and more for athletes.
Even small children should eat 7 or more servings every day.
YET, 95% of Americans are not getting 7-13 servings of produce a day!
In fact, only $50 is spent by the average American family on fruits and
vegetables each month. That's less than $2 per day per family! (2007 US
Census Bureau) If they were getting their 7-13 servings they would be
And CHILDREN? Obesity is epidemic; 1 in 2 will develop heart disease; 1
in 2, cancer! Degenerative diseases of the aged are now evidenced in children.
ADD and ADHD are on the rise! WHY? A study of 3112 children grades 2-6 proved
almost half didn't eat even 1 fruit or vegetable in a day!
FOOD IS FUEL, and they are running on empty!
ARE JUST ANY FRUITS AND VEGETABLES OK?
No, and here is why:
They need to be RAW because enzymes are only found in RAW foods.
Enzymes act as catalysts for the thousands of functions every second that our
cells undergo. They strengthen the immune system, defy aging and detoxify the
body. Cooking deactivates enzymatic activity. Meat is cooked, milks and juices
are pasteurized, grains are baked and nuts are roasted. Fruits and vegetables
are about the only other sources of enzymes and even then we cook most of them.
VARIETY is important because everyone absorbs nutrients differently. Your
body may absorb calcium beautifully from broccoli, but I may need to get it from
spinach. Kale is the #1 anticancer vegetables and I don't eat it, do you? Since
each fruit and vegetable has a unique composition of phytochemicals, vitamins,
minerals, enzymes, and trace elements, and since most people only eat the few
fruits and vegetables they like, they may be missing some important fuel.
Not only does a VINE RIPENED tomato (for example) taste delicious, but
also the bright red coloring is indicative of the rich phytochemicals inside.
Vine-ripening not only creates MORE nutrients, they are absorbed better. Produce
needs to be FRESH or nutrients are lost. How much truly FRESH
produce do you eat?
There is also solid
evidence that the fruits and vegetables bought in the store today don't contain
the NUTRITIONAL VALUE they had about 40 or 50 years ago.
And, when it comes to superior taste and nutrition, fresh
fruits and vegetables from the
garden are always best. But by the time your "fresh" produce reaches your local
grocer, it has had plenty of exposure to air, heat and light -- enough time to
diminish its nutritional value even more.
This means, short of growing our own produce in perfect conditions, we need a
THERE IS A SOLUTION!
Juice Plus+ is WHOLE FOOD: It is
composed of 30 RAW fruits, vegetables and grains which are grown in nutrient
dense soil, allowed to ripen on the vine and picked/processed quickly! It was
developed to fill the GAP between the quality and quantity of what we ACTUALLY
eat and what we NEED to eat for good health! We are so glad we have Juice Plus+
as a part of our regular daily healthy lifestyle.
How about you?
"If your lifestyle does not control your body
eventually your body will control your lifestyle."
Juice Plus+ is
now 25 years old and is the world's most thoroughly researched wholefood-based nutritional product. It
helps us bridge the gap between what we do eat and what we need to eat, in terms
of daily fruit and vegetable intake.
Many have turned to juicing as a solution; God bless
them! But: Juice Plus+'ing is better than Juicing! And Juice Plus+ gives you the nutrients
of 20 fruits, vegetables, and grains (30 if you also take the Berry Blend) without all the sugar!
Watching the video below will explain more
about health, nutrition and role of Juice Plus+.
You can learn more about
Juice Plus+ and the medical research behind it