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Grand County / Health: Juice Plus helps protect your health

by Jill Suffin
Special to the Sky-Hi Daily News

“The news isn’t that fruits and vegetables are good for you. It is that they are so good for you that they can save your life,” said David Bjerklie, as printed in Time Magazine, Oct. 20, 2003.

“Americans don’t have vitamin deficiencies. We have whole food deficiencies,” as quoted by Dr. Delia Garcia, radiation oncologist.

“Eat your veggies,” moms have been saying throughout time.

“Let food be thy medicine,” said Hippocrates.

The American Cancer Society, along with the American Heart Association, advises us to eat at least 7 to 13 fresh, raw fruits and vegetables every day in order to lower our risk of cancer, heart disease, and all other chronic diseases. Disease is easier and less expensive to prevent than it is to cure.

So, what’s the problem? Almost nobody eats enough of them.

And, the bigger problem shows up in the alarming statistics about the state of health in our country. Aside from the rise of cancer and heart disease, obesity, hypertension, diabetes, and autoimmune diseases have increased exponentially in recent years. And the news isn’t much better when we look at the health of our children.

By age 3, children have fatty deposits in their arteries. By age 12, they are showing the first signs of hardening of the arteries. Asthma and Type 2 diabetes (a.k.a. adult onset) have become major problems in our youth as well as adults, and kids are even dying of heart attacks in their teen years.

Dr. David Katz of Yale University said that if we don’t start changing the way we feed our children, this will be the first generation of children that will have a shorter life expectancy than their parents. He goes on to say that “children are more harmed by poor nutrition than by exposure to alcohol, drugs, and tobacco combined.”

That’s the bad news, but there is good news in all of this. Food is a powerful medicine and almost every medical condition can be improved by good nutrition.

Everywhere you look, you see the advice. Eat more fruits and vegetables.

Unfortunately, our busy lifestyles don’t always afford us the time to eat as healthy as we would like to. That’s where Juice Plus+® whole food supplements come in…..Juice Plus+® is an incredible product whose time has come. It is the nutritional essence of 15 of the most highly nutritious fruits and vegetables and two grains in capsule form. It also comes in gummie form (like fruits snacks but with only high quality ingredients) and chewable form (similar to sweet-tarts). All of the fruits and vegetables are vine ripened so they are at the peak of their nutritional value, and within 48 hours of harvest, they are washed, juiced, and dehydrated into powdered form. The process maintains all of the vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants, enzymes, and phytochemicals. The process of maintaining the whole food content of this nutritionally dense produce sets Juice Plus+® apart from potentially harmful, isolated, man-made vitamin supplements.

Research shows that we should be getting our nutrition from the whole food source. So if we can’t, don’t or won’t eat the seven to 13 fruits and vegetables every day, Juice Plus+® is the next best thing. I see it as my inexpensive “health insurance policy” as compared to my expensive “sickness insurance.”

Juice Plus+® is the most thoroughly researched nutritional supplement on the market today and this research is extremely impressive. For more info about it, please go to This product is a great way to bridge the gap between what we eat every day and what we are supposed to eat. It is up to us to keep our bodies and our immune systems strong enough to defend ourselves from the toxins in our food,

water, and air. Juice Plus+® whole food supplements are truly a simple and affordable solution.

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