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Nutritional Buzzwords

Even if we don’t understand them, we see them all over the place.

Antioxidants are a broad group of compounds that destroy single oxygen molecules (a.k.a. free radicals) in the body, thereby protecting against oxidative damage to cells. They are essential to good health and are found naturally in a wide variety of plant foods including berries, fruits, and vegetables.

Bioflavonoids are a large class of antioxidants abundant in the pulp and rinds of citrus fruits and other Vitamin C rich foods such as oranges, broccoli, green leafy vegetables, bell peppers, kiwi fruit, and strawberries.

 

Omega-3 Fatty Acids reduce the risk of heart disease by checking the tendency of blood to clot, discouraging the build up of plaque in blood vessels and lowering the level of blood-thickening lipids called triglycerides.  They also ease the pain for some sufferers of rheumatoid arthritis and may impede the development of breasts tumors. The best source of omega-3 Fatty Acids are found in flaxseeds. They are rich as well in linolenic acid and plant estrogens called lignans which have anticancer benefits.

Phytonutrients are natural substances found in foods of plant origin which play a potentially beneficial role in the prevent and treatment of disease. They are also known as phytochemicals.The more naturally colorful your meal is, the more likely it is to have an abundance of cancer-fighting nutrients. Pigments that give fruits and vegetables their colors represent a variety of protective compounds. Fill your plate with colorful immune-boosting foods to ensure good health.

To bridge the gap between what we do eat and what we should eat, Juice Plus+ offers whole food nutrition in 17 different fruits and vegetables and 9 varieties of berries to ensure your body receives adequate servings of healthy antioxidants, phytonutrients, bioflavons, and omega-3′s. It’s that simple!