Why We Take Juice Plus+

Startling Statistics:

1 in 3 women and 1 in 2 men will have cancer in their lifetimes; 20 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 more)!

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.

us dietary guidelinesThe current Dietary Guidelines for Americans 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 9-13 servings of produce a day!

In fact, only $50 is spent by the average American family of four on fruits and vegetables each month (2007 US Census Bureau). That’s less than $2 per day per family! According to the USDA, it now costs a family of four more than $6000 a year ($16.44/day) to eat the recommended minimum 7 servings of fruits and vegetables we need for good health.

And our CHILDREN?! Obesity is epidemic; in their lifetimes 1 in 2 will develop heart disease; 1 in 2, cancer, most will not live as long as their parents (according to Dr. David Katz)! Degenerative diseases of the aged are now evidenced in children. ADD and ADHD are on the rise! WHY? Children as young as 4 years of age, should be eating 7 servings of fruits and vegetables every day, yet a study of 3112 children grades 2-6 proved almost ½ 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:

As many as possible need to be RAW because enzymes are only found in RAW foods. Enzymes act as catalysts for the thousands of processes that our cells undergo every second. 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 vegetable and most never 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 (in this case lycopene). 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. Usually picked long before ripe, by the time your produce reaches the 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 better solution.

THERE IS A SOLUTION!

Juice Plus+ is WHOLE FOOD: it is composed of 26 raw fruits, vegetables, berries and grains which are grown in nutrient dense soil, allowed to ripen on the vine and picked/processed quickly!

“If your lifestyle does not control your body,

eventually your body will control your lifestyle.”

Juice Plus+ is now over 20 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. We are so glad we have Juice Plus+ as a part of our regular daily healthy lifestyle. How about you?

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 26 fruits, vegetables, berries and grains without all the sugar and salt!