FRUIT & VEGGIE PLUS, 30 servings (single jar) - OPTIMAL HEALTH SYSTEMS
Fruit & Veggie Plus is a highly potent antioxidant powder with 24
raw freeze dried fruits and vegetables combined with organic juices, herbs and natural
flavorings to provide a great tasting powder. One serving of Optimal
Fruit & Veggie Plus has over 13 TIMES the antioxidant potency than
the average American gets per day. That's 20,000 antioxidant ORAC
units per serving!
WHAT ARE THE INGREDIENTS AND HOW ARE THEY SELECTED? Fruit
and Veggie Plus uses fruits and vegetables picked at peak ripeness.
The powder includes banana, pineapple, strawberry, noni, coffee
berry, broccoli sprouts, acerola cherry, camu camu, tomato, broccoli,
carrot, mangosteen, spinach, kale, and brussel sprouts. The following
are organic juices that are added for their high ORAC value:
raspberry, cranberry, strawberry, blackberry, carrot, blueberry,
pomegranate, acai, cherry and watermelon. A variety of
herbs and extracts are added to increase the free radical fighting capabilities
of this formula. Twenty-four fruits and vegetables remain completely
raw with all enzymes, vitamins and minerals intact.
ARE ALL THE FRUITS AND VEGETABLES FREE FROM PESTICIDES AND CHEMICALS?
Even though some of the fruits and vegetables in this product are
conventional produce, they are grown on farms that guarantee their
crops to be completely pesticide and chemical free in accordance with
USDA Organic Regulations. In addition to these regulations, these
farms follow additional regulations set forth by the Organic
Commissions Association such as Fair Trade and social justice
requirements. These requirements guarantee equity to small farmers
and farm workers and local or regional production to reduce food
miles, energy use, and greenhouse gases. The foods in Fruit and
Veggie Plus are grown using standards higher than the USDA Organic
regulations. The Quality Control Department for the Farms state that
"all ingredients we use for Fruit & Veggie Plus
are not certified as organic but they are free from chemicals and
pesticides. All of these ingredients are non-GMO as well."
HOW DOES IT TASTE AND HOW DO I PREPARE IT? Amazingly
delicious! Overall, the flavor is fruity. Add 1 scoop of powder to 8
ounces of your favorite beverage like water, apple juice or orange
juice, mix in a blender or shaker, and drink immediately. For an
extra thick and creamy snack, mix 1 scoop in a blender with ice. In
the summer time, freeze the mixture for a tasty smoothie-sickle.
WHAT MAKES FRUIT AND VEGGIE PLUS UNIQUE? Fruit
and Veggie Plus is an extremely high antioxidant whole food fruit and
vegetable powder formulated to be of the highest nutrient value
possible. All the main ingredients were picked at their peak
ripeness and then put through a specialized low-temperature,
freeze-drying process that same day. This unique process of
transforming the foods into a powder form retains all of its enzymes,
vitamins, and minerals. Other forms of processing can destroy
these vital nutrients.
WHAT IS AN ORAC VALUE? Damage
from free radicals has been linked to many degenerative diseases and
can greatly speed up the aging process. Antioxidants from foods (such
as dark purple and red berries) that we consume protect us from these
free radicals. ORAC stands for Oxygen Radical Absorbency Capacity;
which is the measure of antioxidant protection from that food; the
higher the unit value, the greater the antioxidant protection.
to the USDA, the average person consumes about 1200 ORAC units per
day. The USDA has also concluded that we need 3000 to 5000 ORAC units
per day to have a significant impact for antioxidant protection. Just
one scoop of Fruit and Veggie Plus provides 20,000 ORAC units.
WHAT IS THE RECOMMENDED DAILY INTAKE OF FRUIT AND VEGETABLES? The
USDA has developed a Food Guide Pyramid that outlines healthy
selections of food choices and how many servings are recommended on a
daily basis. The recommendations are 3 to 5 servings of fruits and 2
to 4 servings of vegetables. One scoop (15 grams) of Fruit and Veggie
Plus yields 20,000 ORAC units that equate approximately to 30+
servings of fruits and vegetables.
IS THERE ANY TRUTH THAT FRUIT AND VEGETABLES SHOULD NOT BE COMBINED? All
raw fruits and vegetables have enzymes to help aid in digestion. When
foods are exposed to processing at temperatures over 118º F, the
enzymes become denatured. If you eat cooked or processed foods
without supplementing with enzymes, then digestion becomes difficult
in general. If you eat raw foods (such as the Fruit and Veggie Plus)
or eat cooked foods and supplement with enzymes (such as Optimal
then you do not have to worry about in what combination you consume
ON THE SUPPLEMENT LABEL, IT LISTS THAT FRUIT AND VEGGIE PLUS CONTAINS VITAMIN A, C, CALCIUM AND IRON. WHY ISN'T THERE MORE VITAMINS AND MINERALS LISTED ON THE LABEL? Vitamin
A, vitamin C, calcium and iron are the only vitamins and minerals
that are required by the FDA to be listed on the label. The lab only
does an analysis on whole food products only as mandated by law.
Whole foods are usually touted by the type and quality of the foods
rather than its vitamin levels. Not only does this product contain
100% raw whole foods but the ORAC value further documents its purity
and nutrient density.
INGREDIENTS PER SERVING (1 scoop):
FREEZE DRIED: Banana, Pineapple, Strawberry, Noni, C. Berry, Broccoli Sprouts, Acerola Cherry, Camu Camu, Tomato, Broccoli, Carrot, Acai, Mangosteen, Spinach, Kale, Brussels Sprouts, Elderberry, Sweet Cherry, Blackberry, Chokeberry and Raspberry.
JUICES: Organic Raspberry, Organic Cranberry, Organic Strawberry, Organic Blackberry, Organic Carrot, Organic Blueberry, Organic Pomegranate, Organic Acai, Organic Cherry and Organic Watermelon.
& EXTRACTS: Camellia Sinensis, Onion, Red Apple, Quercetin, Organic Turmeric, Garlic, Basil, Oregano, Cinnamon, Black Currant, Blueberry.
FLAVORINGS: Natural Banana, Pineapple, Stevia Plant, Xylitol (natural polyol) and Fruit Citric Acid.
SERVING SIZE: 1 scoop (15grams), 30 servings
NOTE: Minimum 2 year shelf life.