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Nutrition Support: To Juice or To Juice Plus+?

Some of us bend over backwards trying to follow the USDA nutritional guidelines, which recommend consuming five to seven servings of fruits and vegetables per day. However, it’s no secret that most Americans don’t get nearly enough needed nutrients from fruits and vegetables each day. As a result, health fads like juicing, are constantly emerging to help us solve this daily nutrition consumption gap.

When it comes to juice cleansing, there has been some speculation surrounding the safety and nutritional support provided by the practice. For instance, the New York Post recently revealed that children, also known as “junior juicers” are now joining the popular juicing trend. Although healthy, problems arise when children start using juices as meal replacements. Both adult and especially child nutrition requires a balanced diet, including nutrients outside of those provided by fruits and vegetables.                                                                         

Juice Plus+ stresses the importance of children’s health by prioritizing child nutrition, as demonstrated in our Children’s Health Study initiative. The best time to establish good health and good eating habits is during childhood. So is juicing the answer to youth nutrition? Or is taking Juice Plus+? Although neither juice cleanses nor Juice Plus+ should substitute eating fruits and vegetables and a healthy balanced diet, we may argue that one serves as better nutritional support than the other. Here are a few reasons why we choose Juice Plus+.

1. No Sugar Added

Buying commercially processed fresh juice may seem healthy at first, but these juices can contain more sugar than you may realize, and if you aren't careful, the extra calories can lead to weight gain. Unlike juicing, Juice Plus+ provides whole food nutrition from 25 different fruits, vegetables and grains. Juice Plus+ is made using the whole fruit or vegetable whenever possible to harvest the greatest amount of nutrients. After the fruit and vegetable varieties of Juice Plus+ are grown, harvested, cleaned, juiced and dried, they are blended into nutritious Juice Plus+ products with no sugar added.

2. Cost Saving

Although juice cleansing may have nutritional benefits, it costs a pretty penny. Juice cleanses can cost up to $80 a day. If you are buying for your youngsters as well, that number just keeps multiplying. Juice Plus+ on the other hand costs $71.25 per month for a three blend variety pack, which is less than $2.50 per day! Plus, families can enroll in the Juice Plus+ Children’s Health Study to receive Juice Plus+ for their kids free up to three years. If you ask us, that’s more nutrition for your buck!

3. Low Maintenance

Eating right takes time, planning and sometimes hard work, especially if you are fresh squeezing juices yourself! WebMD points out that once you have made fresh juice, it's best to drink it the same day you make it, for food safety. Also keep in mind, “if you do try juicing, make only as much juice as you can drink at one time because fresh squeezed juice can quickly develop harmful bacteria,” explains the Mayo Clinic.  There’s much to think about when juicing, yet taking Juice Plus+ is almost a no-brainer! Juice Plus+ comes in easy-to-take capsules and chewables, making Juice Plus+ a quick nutritional boost you can take in less than 5 minutes.

Putting the right foods and nutrition into our bodies is often a struggle, especially for our kids. With today's busy lifestyles, it's easy to miss out on the nutrition we need from fruits and vegetables. That's why we encourage you to add Juice Plus+ to your family’s diet for you and your children’s health. It's a simple, affordable way to add nutrition from fruits and vegetables to your diet.

How do you and your family gain nutritional support? Do you Juice or take Juice Plus+? Or maybe you do both!

 

 

Sources:

http://time.com/49853/health-fad-of-the-week-kids-are-doing-juice-cleanses-now-too/
http://nypost.com/2014/04/01/debate-sparks-over-the-growing-number-of-kids-on-juice-cleanses/
http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/expert-answers/juicing/faq-20058020
http://www.webmd.com/diet/features/juicing-health-risks-and-benefitshttp://www.juiceplus.com/content/JuicePlus/en/what-is-juice-plus/childrens-health-study.html#.U0xLclVdXZA

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