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. Along with its incredible taste and ORAC value Fruit and Veggie Plus contains 24 raw fruits and vegetables.
Fruit and Veggie Plus 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 testing and power of our formula has created the ability to make 9 Government approved structure function claims. This product promotes cardiovascular health, healthy glucose metabolism, healthy vision, healthy inflammatory response, healthy brain function and healthy aging. It also supports a healthy immune response healthy skin and urinary tract health. According to The USDA, the average person consumes about 1200 ORAC units per day. Optimal Fruit and Veggie Plus has been research tested to provide 20,000 ORAC units per 15 gram serving.
Unlike other fruit and vegetable powders, Optimal Fruit & Veggie Plus 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 24 FRUITS and VEGETABLES used to make the powder: Banana, Pineapple, Strawberry, Noni, Coffee Berry, Broccoli Sprouts, Acerola Cherry, Camu Camu, Tomato, Broccoli, Carrot, Acai, Mangosteen, Spinach, Kale, Brussel Sprouts. ORGANIC JUICES: Organic Raspberry, Organic Cranberry, Organic Strawberry, Organic Blackberry, Organic Carrot, Organic Blueberry, Organic Pomegranate, Organic Acai, Organic Cherry and Organic Watermelon. HERBS & EXTRACTS: Green Tea, Onion, Red Apple, Quercetin, Organic Turmeric, Garlic, Basil, Oregano, Cinnamon, Anthocyanidin Berry Antioxidant Blend.