What is a Phytonutrient or Phytochemical?
Phytonutrients are naturally found chemicals in plants which help protect them from germs, fungi, bugs and predator pests. Some researchers estimate up 60,000-100,000 phytonutrients and many hundreds of these compounds have been identified and are currently being investigated for their health-promoting qualities.
Why all the hype?
When we consume fruits and vegetables, their phytonutrients can also protect us from health risks. Fruits and vegetables are the primary source of phytonutrients and though they are officially considered "non-essential nutrients," (not necessary for survival), they are proving to be vital for optimal health.
Fruits and vegetables are preventative medicine
As says Dr. David Katz, a board-certified specialist in Preventive Medicine/Public Health, and a clinical instructor at the Yale School of Medicine. When discussing Juice Plus+ as preventive medicine, Dr. Katz shares, "I hear routinely from people that when they use Juice Plus+ they start eating more fruits and vegetables. The supplement actually seems to open up a door to a more expansive remedy that this particular supplement may start to influence taste preference, shift both adults and children in the direction of a more healthful lifestyle overall".
In this video, Dr. Katz talks about how most people don't eat enough fruits and vegetables and how Juice Plus+ has been proven to help bridge the gap to healthy nutrition.
Dr. Katz is the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Childhood Obesity, President-Elect of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Founder and President of the non-profit Turn the Tide Foundation, and Medical Director for the Integrative Medicine Center at Griffin Hospital in Derby, CT. He is the recipient of many awards for his contributions to public health and medical education; most recently he was ranked number 13 in the 2013 Top 100 Most Influential people in Health and Fitness from Greatist.com.
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The easiest and most convenient way to start your patients on the path to better nutrition and health is with the Trio Juice Plus+ Capsules--Fruit, Vegetables and Berry Blend. They will be receiving more than 30 fruits and vegetables daily.
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