We enjoy the juicy burst of an orange, the sweet nectar of an apple, and the succulence of a red, ripened tomato. But, remove the H20 from fruits and vegetables and what do you have left? Nutrients – including healthful antioxidants in the form of juice powders that can be put into a capsule. Today capsules are available that contain juice powders from 25 fruits, vegetables and grains that offer whole food based nutrition right from the source.
Whole food based nutrition delivers powerful antioxidants that provide your body protection, because it relies on fruits and vegetables. According to the National Cancer Institute, antioxidants are “substances that may protect cells from the damage caused by unstable molecules known as free radicals. Examples of antioxidants include beta-carotene, lycopene, vitamins C and E and other substances. Many of these antioxidant substances come from fruits and vegetables.”
Whole food based nutrition starts in orchards, gardens and vineyards. A product called Juice Plus+ combines the latest dietary guidelines and clinical research findings to create convenient whole food based nutrition, while consistently emphasizing that people need to eat more fruits and vegetables to improve their chances of living long and healthy lives.
Eating fruits and vegetables is associated with reduced risks of cancer, cardiovascular disease, stroke, Alzheimer disease, cataracts, and some of the functional declines associated with aging. A diet rich in real foods contains other meaningful benefits as well:
More complete nutrition from whole foods loaded with fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
- Absence of preservatives from processed foods such as excess salt, fat and simple sugars.
- Lower cost by satisfying your hunger with less. Real foods are dense with fiber and filling nutrients, which is more likely to fill you up faster than junk food.
Clinical research has showcased the benefits of adding whole food nutrition from a capsule to your diet. More than 20 research studies have been conducted in leading hospitals and universities around the world.
In addition to fruit and vegetable nutrition, the Juice Plus+ Company offers whole food based nutritional products for an on-the-go with protein, balanced diet through the “Complete” line of products. The “Complete” shake mixes and nutrition bars have the nutrients, protein, and fibers of whole foods but with vegetable protein. Learn more about “Complete shakes” and nutrition bars here.
Clearly, eating fruits and vegetables right from farm or ideally the vine of a Tower Garden is the ultimate way to get nutrition. However, as the studies provided above have shown, you can get also whole food based nutrition in a capsule and chewable form, containing juice powder concentrates from 25 different fruits, vegetables and grains.
This helps bridge the gap between what you should eat and what you do eat, and provides the starting point for a healthier way to live.
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