Friday, March 12, 2010

Do You Eat Enough Fruits and Vegetables?

As you may already know, I am a strong advocate of consuming enough fruits and vegetables in your diet (especially vegetables). The reasons for this are extensive and include:
  • Disease prevention
  • Boosting immune function
  • Maintaining a healthy bodyweight
  • Supporting athletic performance
  • High in anti-oxidants
  • Much, much more....

But I also recognize that it can be difficult to get the recommended 7 to 10 servings every day, which is why I suggest making Juice Plus+ a regular part of your nutrition plan. In fact, this is the only nutritional supplement I am personally a distributor for at present, and I've been offered to promote any number of supplements!

I really believe it is important to cover the basics first when it comes to nutrition, before investing in other supplements. For example, I would first make sure you are eating the right amounts of whole foods in the correct balance. Then I would incorporate Juice Plus (as a fruit and vegetable concentrate), fish oil, and vitamin D. Only then might I suggest using whey protein, Branched Chain Aminos, or other supplements such as creatine, depending on a client's goals and needs.

It doesn't make sense to take supplements for performance enhancement or fat loss if you aren't already consuming the essential nutrients your body needs to maintain good health!

If you are not currently consuming at least 7 servings of fresh, raw fruits and vegetables every day, do yourself a favor and check out this site for more info:

Watch the videos and read the studies... you'll understand how this product is different from your typical multi-vitamins.
After you check out the website and the video I'd like to hear your feedback:
  • Do you already use Juice Plus? 
  • What other supplements have you taken in the past in order to maintain good health?
  • Do you believe that you eat enough fruits and vegetables? 
  • Do you have any tips or tricks to increase your consumption of these important foods?
  • Do you have any related questions?
I look forward to hearing from you!

Stay Fit,

Josh Hewett

Btw, I have the next couple of posts ready for you, which will include an article on Fat Loss Tips from Craig Ballantyne, some info on Overtraining from Mike "The Machine", a quick summary of my trip to the Arnold Fitness Expo in Ohio, and a few important health tips I'm sure you'll appreciate!


Miss Jane said...

I think this is a good supplement for many people. However, a little planning each day and you can get your servings of fruits and vegetables. I almost always start the day with a fruit protein smoothie and I always have a good size salad with my lunch and another with my dinner. When making the dinner salad prepare a lunch salad for the next day. I keep a bottle of homemade oil and vinegar dressing at work. I also make sure to take a fruit snack for the morning and sometimes a veggie snack with a homemade bean dip for the afternoon. Have a vegetable with your dinner protein along with a salad and there you have it!

Unknown said...

Awesome suggestions! If you plan ahead and prepare in advance you can get the nutrition you need.