A completely natural, 100% raw fruit and vegetable powder.*
Research shows that eating five or more servings of fruits and vegetables a day plays an important role in preventing diseases and conditions of ill health. Whole food fruits and vegetables contain essential nutrients, especially antioxidants, that improve our resistance to disease, protect our cells from damaging effects of free radicals, and boost our immune system. Good nutrition is vital to optimal health and especially important for children and adolescents for health, growth and development.
According to the USDA Food Guide Pyramid, Americans should consume three to five servings of fruits and two to four servings of vegetables daily. The Harvard School of Public Health stated that the average American consumes only three servings of fruits and vegetables a day. What is even more alarming is that the USDA reported that over half of all elementary students eat no fruit on any given day, and three out of ten students eat less than one serving of vegetables a day.
Optimal Health Systems created Fruit & Veggie Complete as a 100% raw whole food fruit and vegetable powder formulated to be of the highest nutrient value possible. All the ingredients were picked a their peak ripeness and then put through a specialized low-temperature, freeze-dried process that same day. This unique process of transforming the foods into a powder form retains all of its enzymes, vitamins and minerals. Other forms of processing destroy these vital nutrients.
Fruit and Veggie Complete is very cost-effective when considering that purchasing enough fruits and vegetables each day to provide six daily servings costs an average of $80 per month! (Depending on where you live and variety of fruits and vegetables chosen.)
ORAC, which stands for Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity, is a testing guideline which measures the total antioxidant power of foods. The ORAC unit of this product is strictly from the original fruits and vegetables. Synthetic vitamins, extracts and herbs are not added to "boost" the number. According to the USDA, the average person consumes about 1200 ORAC units per day. The USDA has also concluded that we need 3000 to 5000 ORAC units per day to have a significant impact for antioxidant protection. Just one scoop of Fruit & Veggie Complete provides 3000 ORAC units and the nutrients of six servings of fruits and vegetables. This product's ORAC value was tested by an independent lab.
Unlike other fruit and vegetable powders, Optimal Fruit & Veggie Complete does not contain any fillers, synthetic vitamins, inorganic minerals or any cooked or processed ingredients of any kind. Check out the list of ingredients. All you will see are the 23 fruits and vegetables used to make the powder: Wild Blueberry, Apples with Cinnamon, Raspberry, Strawberry, Oat Bran, Red Bell Pepper, Carrot, Wild Bilberry, Tart Cherry, Raspberry Seed, Blackberry, Cranberry, Concord Grape, Orange, Pomegranate, Watermelon, Black Currant, Beet, Broccoli, Cucumber, Okra and Wild Yam.