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Juice Plus+ A Healthy Addition To Any Diet, So Are Fruits And Vegetables

Posted Mar 12 2009 12:00am

The reason we recommend Juice Plus+® is because most people do not get enough fruits and vegetables in their diet. Juice Plus+® contains nutrients from a variety of whole food fruits and vegetables, in a concentrated form all in a capsule. Here's some ways to get more fruits and veggies in your diet:

Eat A Colorful Variety Every Day

Think Variety Think Color: Eat a variety of fruits and vegetables every day

Think Variety, Think Color
 
Dazzle your kids with color! Eating fruits and veggies in a variety of colors — red, dark green, yellow, blue, purple, white and orange — not only provides eye candy for your kids but mixing things up also gives them a broad range of nutrients. So “think variety, think color” and everybody wins! And they can have a little fun filling up that shopping cart with a spectrum of colorful fruits and vegetables that’ll create a rainbow on their plates!
 
How to Create a Rainbow on Your Plate

  • Make a tropical rainbow fruit salad with fruits of each color: oranges, pink grapefruit, mango, papaya, kiwifruit, bananas, and purple grapes.
  • Saute your own medley of mixed vegetables using each color: red onions, carrots, corn, jicama, broccoli and black beans.
  • Try a spinach salad with dried cranberries, canned mandarin oranges and red onion with your favorite vinaigrette.
  • Make fruit-sicles: Puree your favorite fruit such as melon, peaches, banana, and/or berries with 100% fruit juice. Freeze in ice cube trays or paper cups or popsicle molds for a refreshing treat. Use fresh, frozen or canned.
  • Make a refreshing summer beverage using 100% juice and iced tea.
  • Roast a whole head of garlic to make a delicious spread for an appetizer or on sandwiches.
  • Steam edamame for a fun snack. Kids love it!
  • Make a Greek-inspired salad: romaine lettuce, tomatoes, red onion, chick peas, black olives and artichoke hearts.
  • Make confetti coleslaw: shredded green and red cabbage, grated carrots, julienned kohlrabi and finely chopped red and yellow peppers.
  • Make a Mexican pizza with tortillas, refried beans, salsa and grated low fat jalapeno cheese. Bake.
  • On a busy night, check out the unique combinations of veggies in the frozen section to build a meal – a quick stir-fry, vegetable soup or stew, or a frittata.
  • Make a dried fruit and nut mix for snacks. They make great gifts too. Include dried apples, apricots, cranberries, peaches, pears, cherries and mixed nuts.
  • Pizza for breakfast? Sure! Top a toasted English muffin with tomato sauce, a scrambled egg and fresh spinach. Add grated Mozzarella and melt.
  • Try some different veggie toppings on your pizza:
     
    • eggplant and black olive
    • pineapple and onion
    • red and green peppers and mushrooms
    • fresh tomato and spinach
    • broccoli and green olives
    • or get the whole shebang

Comments: While good nutrition is the key to prevention and good health, it is known that most people are not getting the vital nutrients they (we) need to prevent sickness and disease. Most of the growing health problems can be traced back to a poor diet. While the suggestions above are good, the best is RAW whole food fruits and vegetables, as cooking depletes the vitality of the nutrients contained in foods. Diet and exercise can help reduce the risk of degenerative diseases like heart disease and stroke, diabetes and cancer. Learn why eating fruits and vegetables is especially important, and how you can benefit from adding Juice Plus+® to your diet.

Dr. J. Patrick Havey
Official Juice Plus+® Independent Distributor

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