The Key to Health: Eat more fruits and vegetables.
150 doctors researched 4,500 studies on what keeps us healthy. They found the only common denominator is a diet rich in fruits and vegetables.
We all know we’re supposed to eat more fruits and vegetables, but most of us don’t get the recommended amount consistently. Taste preferences, prep time, availability and cost contribute to less than 10% of the adult population in the U.S. getting the recommended 5-13 servings of fruits and vegetables daily.
If you are part of the 90% that struggle with eating enough fruits and vegetables, you are not alone.
Here are six tips for getting more fruits and vegetables into your daily diet:
Eat fruits and vegetables for snacks. Carry them to work, school or gym in little containers so they don’t get smashed. Adding hummus to a snack of carrots or peppers adds a protein boost too.
Try different cooking methods. If your parents boiled vegetables to death, no wonder if you have an aversion to them! Roasting vegetables brings out their natural sugars. Stir-frying is also a quick prep method. Steaming keep veggies crisp and bright.
Don’t forget frozen. Flash frozen fruits and vegetables maintain their nutrient profile longer than fresh vegetables and won’t go bad in the fridge. Frozen produce is convenient and easy to keep on hand. This is super helpful if you live someplace where the growing season is short and fresh vegetables are hard to come by – or expensive – out of season.
Add veggies to scrambles, sandwiches, and smoothies.
Buy pre-packaged salads, stir-fry mixes, and pre-cut vegetables: if it saves you time and makes it easier for you to get the recommended number of servings, it is a win.
Add Juice Plus+ whole food nutrition to your daily routine.
After doing the research and cost analysis, it just makes sense to focus on fruits and vegetables for a healthy lifestyle, rather than micromanaging vitamins and supplements. Supplements are full of hidden risks, expensive, and take up valuable cabinet space.
Juice Plus+ offers a very limited line of very high-quality whole food nutrition products that ensure you will get optimal nutrition from fruits and vegetables. They work with farmers to get the best produce to be juiced, dehydrated, and encapsulated in a way that preserves all the nutritional value. The produce is selected to provide a balance of phytonutrients across the rainbow of produce colors, so every day you are getting the benefit of consuming 7-13 servings of 30 different fruits and vegetables.
How effective are Juice Plus+ products compared to eating more fruits and vegetables? There are 38 clinical research studies published in peer-reviewed journals that support the benefits of Juice Plus+ with respect to bio-availability and nutrients, oxidative stress, systematic inflammation, obesity, DNA and nutrigenomics, cardiovascular health, lung health, healthy skin and gums, and quality of life.
Since I started taking Juice Plus+ four months ago, I have more energy throughout the day, stayed consistently healthy while I traveled abroad for 3 weeks, healed faster than expected from knee surgery, and generally, I feel more resilient – recovering faster from strength workouts and a lot less achy on a daily basis.
If you’re looking to make one simple change, focus on fruits and vegetables. Nothing replaces eating real whole foods, but adding Juice Plus+ to your daily routine can help you consistently get the right amount of servings of 30 different fruits and vegetables to keep you healthy. It just makes sense.
Comment below and let me know what you do to get enough fruits and vegetables into your daily diet. And as always, feel free to reach out if you have questions about health, wellness, nutrition or Juice Plus+. I offer a 30-minute free consultation, which you can schedule here.
Here’s to your health!