The #1 Very Simple Change in Your Daily Diet You Can Make to Reverse Time!
Author: Laurie Robillard
Rethink Your Approach to Whole Fruit Juice to Feel Good!
Whole fruit including the peel is king when it comes to phytonutrients. Phytonutrients are responsible for their color, hue, scent and flavor. A glass of juice is an easy and convenient way to squeeze a serving of fruit into your day. If you have to buy from a store, read labels carefully to make sure you’re getting 100% fruit juice. Examples: Welch 100% grape juice, Pom wonderful 100% pomegranate juice. Keep in mind with 100% juice you’re not getting 100% WHOLE FRUIT juice. Are you getting the scores of phytonutrients found in the peel?
How Can Rethinking Your Approach To Whole Fruit Juice Benefit YOU?
As consumers increasingly focus on health and wellness, the consumption of caloric
carbonated drinks and sugar added juice has declined.
Fruits and vegetables provide vitamins, minerals, fiber and naturally-occurring compounds called antioxidants. Natural antioxidants help protect cells from damage caused by âfree radicals.” If left unchecked,”free radicals” can lead to premature aging and disease. The fruits and vegetables with the highest natural antioxidants power are those with the deepest skin color such as purple, blue, black.
Based on 6 ounce serving (store bought)
* Orange with pulp
Packed with folic acid, vitamin C and potassium, which may help lower blood pressure. Calcium-fortified varieties have 35 percent of your daily requirement. Newer formulas have heart-healthy omega -3âs added to them. 83 calories
Has been shown to clear arteries and lower levels of LDL cholesterol. 120 calories
* Grape, Purple
Twice the antioxidants power of orange juice. Antioxidants remove free radicals and prevent cancer causing cell oxidation. 127 calories
May reduce the incidence of urinary tract infections in women. Also flavonoids found in
cranberries may decrease the risk of atherosclerosic. (hardening of the arteries) 105 calories
High in vitamin C and research has shown it may help promote weight loss. Caution: Can adversely interact with certain medications, including some antidepressants and statins. 68 calories
Imagine if you you made your own juice using a juicer and included the peel. Its more work. It may not be as palatable. Lemon and orange peels can be added to recipes. Do you think you would have more nutrients? Yes! You would.
If you want foods with greater antioxidant properties, you look for foods with high ORAC levels. ORAC is a scientific way to measure antioxidants in foods.
Per 100 grams – Apples score a 218, Bananas a 221, Blueberries a 2,400, Acai Berries has twice the ORAC score of Blueberries
The USDA recommends we consume 3,000 to 5,000 ORAC units daily. In truth, 80% of the population is consuming less than 1,000 ORAC units a day. The USDA recommended “5-a-day” fruit and vegetable servings will give you an ORAC score of about 1,750 units. We have to take responsibility for our health and it is our individual job to read up on nutrition and read labels to be able to select a daily balance of nutritious foods.
Colors is key to maintaining and managing your good health! Keeping in mind
Purple Acai Berries, Blueberries, Blackberries, Eggplant, Grapes,
Red Tomatoes, Red Peppers, Strawberries, Cranberries
Yellow Carrots, Sweet Potatoes, Squash, Apricots, Citrus
Green Spinach, Green Grapes, Broccoli, Asparagus
White Mushrooms, Onions, Cauliflower, Pears, Bananas
Reverse time, return to the younger feeling you today. Eat less meat and much more natural fruits and vegetables, nuts and grains. Individual results may vary depending if you eat your fruits and vegetables raw, boiled steamed, fried, micro waved or juiced. Raw is best but not always palatable. Remember to keep eating 40 grams of fiber a day. Supplement with the acai berry 19 juice blend formulated for optimum health benefits.
The Fruits in the MonaVie 19 Juice Blend
Excellent source of antioxidants, phytonutrients, essential fatty acids (omega 3,6, 9), vitamins and minerals, complex carbohydrates, dietary fiber, amino acids, trace minerals.Â It protects the body from pathogens, antigens and carcinogens.