10% of People eat enough Fruit & Vegetables

Can you believe it? Just 10% of people eat the recommended amount of fruit and vegetables. No wonder we have a health epidemic!

This information comes from the Centers for Disease Control in the U.S. but I don’t think we in Canada are in any better shape. After all, most of the U.S. has a better climate and better access to fresh fruit and vegetables.

Why is this such a health issue? This is what we discuss today.

I’ve reached an age where I know I’m not immortal. That was pointed out 15 years ago when I developed heart issues.

I have one overwhelming desire now. To educate people their diet is the number one issue in their health. This is something I wish I’d accepted in my 20’s. Life would be much different now.

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Consuming enough fruits and vegetables as part of an overall healthy diet reduces the risk of many chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, some cancers, and obesity. However, the percentage of the adult population meeting fruit and vegetable intake recommendation is low. In 2013, 13.1% of respondents met fruit intake recommendations and 8.9% met vegetable recommendations.

Seung Hee Lee-Kwan, PhD1; Latetia V. Moore, PhD1; Heidi M. Blanck, PhD1; Diane M. Harris, PhD1; Deb Galuska, PhD1 Tweet

The recommended number of servings of fruit and vegetables are 7 to 13 per day depending upon your gender and age.

  • Try as I might I have not been able to eat this number of servings on a sustained basis.
  • Eating this number of servings also means alot of expensive fruit and vegetables spoil. 
  • The nutritional value of our fruit and vegetables is not what it once was. 

So, I have a bit of a cheat. We take the Trio capsules, Complete shakes and Omega capsules daily.  This ensures we get the recommended servings per day. Of course, we continue to eat as many servings of fruit and vegetables as we call. 

Could we do this by taking vitamins? No, most vitamins are man made and excreted by the body. It’s said to be expensive urine.

Why Juice Plus+. Cause its backed up by 40 solid scientific studies. The product is also inspected by a independent 3rd party (NSF) to ensure whats on the package is in the package.

Most of all, we’ve experienced the results. We’ve tried many things over the years and this has been the best experience for us. We recommend it to all our friends.

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