Two out of every three people surveyed don’t eat more than two servings of vegetables per day (Mintel Group Ltd., 2012).
The Importance of Healthy Living
Americans face a number of health challenges today. More than 800,000 Americans die each year from cardiovascular disease and strokes (Centers for Disease Control), Two-thirds of adults and one-third of children are obese (The Journal of the American Medical Association, 2010), 25.8 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes (American Diabetes Association, 2011).
So how can Americans better live healthier lifestyles? Eating a healthy diet is a start, though that can be easier said than done. Fruits and vegetables provide antioxidants, which help reduce oxidative stress at the cellular level and provide proven benefits such as improved cardiovascular wellness, immune system support and reduction of systemic inflammation. However, many of us struggle to get full servings of fruits and vegetables daily.
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Seven percent of people don’t eat any daily vegetable servings, and 14 percent say they don’t eat any fruit servings (Mintel Group Ltd., 2012).
And that’s where Juice Plus+ and our independent representatives come in. Juice Plus+ helps bridge the nutritional gap between what we should eat and what we actually do eat, delivering 25 fruits, vegetables, grains and berries in a convenient capsule or chewable form. Additionally, our Tower Garden products provide an easy way to grow fruits and vegetables at home.
The Growing Health Industry
The time is right to start a business in the health and wellness industry. The media and the public are focusing increased attention on health and nutrition, telling the story of the importance of eating healthy with fruits and vegetables. Here are just a few examples:
The Centers for Disease Control emphasizes how important fruits and vegetables are to overall body health.
CNN highlighted that children whose diets include lots of fruits and vegetables lower their risk for heart problems when they become young adults.
The Mayo Clinic shared that around the globe, when consumers were asked about restaurant menu choices, 90 percent of those polled wanted information that guides healthier eating choices.
Medical News Today found a new focus for eating right is on consuming foods that nourish non-human cells, which shockingly comprise 80 percent of the typical person.
The USDA revamped the traditional food pyramid into an easy to understand plate graphic called MyPlate, showing that half of a person’s plate at every meal should consist of fruits and vegetables.
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