A Step Toward Better Health, Juice Plus+® For Children Too
Posted Apr 08 2009 12:00am
Juice Plus+® is recommended for adults whose diet is deficient of fruits and vegetables. There is also a deficiency in most children's diets and for this reason Juice Plus+® has a Children's Health Study program where adults can get Juice plus free for their children.
It is important to the health of your family to be sure you have adequate nutrition, not just adequate vitamin intake. The nutrition available in fruits and vegetables cannot be replaced or substituted or even supplemented with a daily vitamin or multivitamin or multimineral. If any supplement is taken, it should be one that contains as much of the nutrients from the whole food as possible. This is why Juice Plus+® is the recommended nutritional supplement of choice.
Here's one author's take on vitamins and a study about the unwanted health problems that could result from a deficiency (from Examiner.com) --
A recent study out of University of California, Berkley, shows that blood pressure is lowest in young women whose blood is highest in vitamin C.
My first thought is, "of course!" When the diet is plentiful in vitamin C-rich foods, i.e. fruits and vegetables, the concentration of vitamin C in the blood is high. A diet lacking these vitamin C powerhouse foods is also lacking in other essential micronutrients. When the diet is poor, so is health.
In addition, I wondered how many people would soon run to their pharmacy to buy a supply of vitamin C supplements. It's the American way -- hide behind the pills. People rationalize, "Why take the time and effort to eat more healthful foods, when I can just take a pill?"
Dr. Gladys Block, the lead researcher for this study, realizes that Americans prefer the short cut of taking a supplement rather than making the investment in their health that requires time, effort, and money. She said of the reality of most young women's diets, "The proportion of people who are eating a good diet—not just in terms of vitamin C, but in terms of a whole range of nutrients, is actually quite low. And in this particular population—young people, many of whom are on low incomes—their diets are horrendous. Other researchers in my team have published quite shocking information about what people in this age range are eating, and it's horrible—they are drinking Coke for breakfast!"
"So I say," concludes Block, "let's be realistic about what people are actually doing, and let's get these nutrients into them, one way or another. It seems to me a perfectly prudent recommendation that everyone ought to be taking a multivitamin—they cost pennies a day."
My take on this? I would like to see time, effort, and money dedicated to teaching Americans to eat right and to giving them the facts about the connection between diet and health. Past research has not supported multi-vitamins as a means of dodging heart disease or cancer. Teaching people to eat a diet rich in fruits and vegetables diet supports cardiovascular health and significantly reduces the risk for cancer. ( Reference )
Comments: I strongly disagree with the assessment that a multivitamin is the solution to getting added vitamins in your diet. In fact, there are enough studies done on Vitamins that show how taking these synthetic (man-made) vitamins can actually put your health at risk.
When choosing a supplement, look for one that contains as much of the nutrients in the whole food as possible, because there are literally hundreds of nutrients in each fruit and vegetable...and they're ALL important to your good health.
Bottom line: You can't expect to take Vitamin C and be as healthy as you would if you ate an Orange each day, for example.
Learn why eating fruits and vegetables is especially important, and how you can benefit from adding Juice Plus+® to your diet.
If you have a child whose diet needs added fruit and vegetable nutrients, call us to find out more about the Children's Health Study, where you can get Juice Plus+® free for your child.
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