Whole foods. We hear a lot about whole foods, but what are they? Whole foods are foods that are as close to their natural form as possible. That means that when you consume them, you are getting all of the goodness—vitamins, nutrients, and nourishment—as possible.
So when you buy items from the grocery store that have been processed and refined, much of the nutritious value that the ingredients have has been stripped away or altered. If you read the labels, you probably so notice that many ingredients—many of which you probably cannot even pronounce—have been added to preserve the processed food item.
So when you are buying processed foods, not only are you eating food that has a greatly decreased nutritional value, but you are also consuming a lot of unnecessary preservatives.
But even if you are like me, and try to eat healthy (most of the time), you probably find that it is hard to get in all the servings of fresh fruits and vegetables that you and your family need each day. And if you do, it is sometimes hard to get in a good variety. I know at my house, we have our stand-bys: apples, bananas, carrots, broccoli, lettuce, tomatoes, and cucumbers. While all of these fresh fruits and vegetables are good, and even my kids will eat them—well, my two older kids will eat them, my four-year-old still mainly lives off of pizza, grilled cheese and noodles—we still don’t get a wide variety of fruits and vegetables.
That is why Juice Plus+ is so great. These whole food supplements provide the powder form of these fruits and vegetables in a capsule. Now, I could open these capsules up and mix them in yogurt or a smoothie for my kids, because I know they cannot swallow capsules, but Juice Plus+ also has fruit and vegetable chewable gummies. And I must say, my kids actually like eating the gummies because they actually taste good.
Just to highlight a few of the great things about Juice Plus+ for kids, which would be different than with other gummies for kids:
The appealing taste comes from two all-natural sweeteners – tapioca syrup and organic cane syrup – with absolutely no high fructose corn syrup. It contains no artificial flavors or artificial colors and is 100% vegetarian; the ‘chewiness’ comes from fruit pectins, not gelatin.
For adults, Juice Plus offers and additional like of products, in capsule form:
Juice Plus+ Orchard, Garden and Vineyard Blends provide added whole food based nutrition from 30 different fruits, vegetables, grains and berries in convenient capsule form. Juice Plus+ Vineyard Blend adds nutrition from Concord grapes and a wide variety of berries − including blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, bilberries, and elderberries − that provide some of the most powerful and healthful antioxidants in fruits and vegetables.
Or if you are not a fan of capsules, Juice Plus+ also offers the entire trio blend in chewable gummies for adults as well. And just like the kids’ chewable gummies, there is no high fructose corn syrup, artificial flavors, artificial colors, or gelatin.