What exactly IS Juice Plus?
WHOLE FOOD NUTRITION from naturally occurring phytonutrients from 17 different fruits, vegetables, and grains in capsule or gummie form. No kidding…17 fruits and vegetables juiced and then made into a powder,,,all of the nutrition is there. And the results are backed by tons of clinical research.
In simple terms, we’re unhealthy! Based on the Archives or Pediatrics and Medicine, Over 93% of kids don’t get the recommended 3 servings of veggies a day.
- 1 in 3 Americans born in 2000 will develop diabetes.
- 1 in 4 children is obese.
- 80 million people have some sort of heart disease (American Heart Disease).
- 1 in 3 and 1 in 2 men will have some sort of cancer in his or her lifetime (National Cancer Institute).
- 64% of adults are overweight (Center for Disease Control and Prevention)
- Our national healthcare expenditures were 2 TRILLION in 2005 or $6,700 per person.
Poor Food Choices (ME!)
Not enough Water (ME!)
Not enough exercise (AT LEAST I DO THIS!)
Sleep Deprivation (SOO ME!)
Approach to medicine: “Treatment” instead of “Prevention” (SOOOO TRUE!) No wonder we spend so much…if it ain’t broke, we don't try to prevent...we just wait until it is broke...that = more $$$$ spent!
PREVENT disease instead of CURE disease…what’s the recommendation?
7-13 servings of fresh fruits and vegetables EVERY DAY!
Seriously, it’s convenient, easy to take whole food based nutrition, rich in vitamins, fiber, minerals, antioxidants, and phytonutrients. We need to eat 7 to 13 servings of fresh fruits and vegetables every day. Because we are busy, most of us can’t, don’t, or won’t!
I equate this to my job working for Thinking Maps…TM is a research based, brain based strategy that will increase critical thinking and achievement in ALL kids if implemented the right way, and it is backed by tons of research. I have seen it work for kids when nothing else seems to work. When I go into a school, I ALWAYS have skeptics…sometimes it’s the whole staff…I have walked into trainings where I have 50 teachers giving me dirty looks…they don’t scare me, LOL…because I have never walked out of a training where at least 90% of the teachers weren’t sold…it’s just good teaching…it’s simple, and it works to the highest power for our kids. Teachers see the passion I have, and it rubs off…but the thing is...I could suck as a presenter (hopefully I don’t, LOL), and teachers would still love Thinking Maps…they truly sell themselves…they just make sense. It’s the QUALITY of the strategy not the QUANTITY of strategies/programs that teachers should have.