I had heard about Juice Plus for years now and finally took the plunge when my friend, Jenny, became a rep. Myself, the hubs and Cody have been taking it for a little over a month now. I have always been intrigued by Juice Plus as they are not considered a vitamin, but a WHOLE FOOD! I loved that idea about them! Vitamins are largely synthetic and not actually absorbed by the body (had anyone ever read the studies of vitamins being found fully in tact in people’s stools? yes gross, but something we should know about)! Supplements are unregulated and you can’t be sure what they actually contain or if they are safe. The FDA actually considers Juice Plus food. It has a food label which means that it contains everything that the label says it does. In addition, Juice Plus is NSF certified. This is one of the highest levels of certification to make sure a product is safe. They test every batch of Juice plus to be sure it is free of any kind of contamination – pesticides, herbicides, metal, etc. This was an absolute MUST for me!
The hubs seemed to think that now that he is taking Juice Plus, he doesn’t have to eat his fruits and veggies! Sorry babe, it just doesn’t work that way :) Juice Plus is not a replacement for eating fruits and veggies. Juice Plus can bridge the gap between what we do eat and what we SHOULD eat on a daily basis. The USDA recommends that we eat 7 -13 servings of fruits and veggies everyday – that is A LOT! While we do eat a lot of fruits and vegetables (more fruits than veg) , Juice Plus helps make up for what our diet might be lacking on any given day. There is just no way that I could get my family to eat the wide variety of fruits and veggies that is in the Juice Plus capsules and/or chewables. Juice Plus contains the antioxidants and phytonutrients from 17 different ORGANIC fruits and vegetables. We are now getting carrot, parsley, beets, broccoli, cabbage, spinach , tomatoes, oat bran, rice bran, apples, oranges, pineapple, cranberry, peach, cherry and papaya EVERY DAY!!! That’s why Juice Plus is such a nutritional powerhouse. I am fortunate that my boys eat most things, but think of how much better moms out there could sleep at night knowing their picky eaters are getting all these fruits and veggies JUST by chewing a yummy FOOD!
I haven’t noticed any physical changes yet, but will keep you posted! Make sure to check back next week on Wednesday to find out how I plan to talk about how you can get your kids Juice Plus for FREE for FOUR YEARS (!!), just by taking them yourself :)
Also: Save the date for Juice Plus+ Customer Appreciation night on Jan 11th. They will be doing a mini film festival in Mt Adams, along with other resources for healthy living! See the details below!
7-9pm, The Sweetest Things, Mt. Adams. Kids Welcome!