If you’ve been following along on Instagram, you’ve seen me at my rawest, grunting and sweating like a pig (though pigs don’t actually sweat), as part of my journey to become Super Human. You’ve seen me challenge myself physically, but what’s harder to see is that I have also expanded my mind by adding exercise nutrition to my list of certifications and I have polished up my diet.
Throughout my journey I have had the pleasure of working with some of the top health professionals of our time, from physicians and exercise therapists to dietitians, personal trainers and healers, and the most obvious thing they all have in common is their knowledge-based belief in the power of plants.
To put it simply, plants have the power to:
- Deliver antioxidants and phytonutrients
- Reduce oxidative stress
- Reduce inflammation
- Support the immune system
- Protect DNA
- Support the cardiovascular system
- And bonus – they also give you pretty skin, hair, teeth and nails!
The only problem is, in order for plants to do all this healing, you have to eat a lot of them (16 servings a day), and most people’s lives just don’t accommodate that type of commitment. Plus, we can’t all be perfect (all of the time). This is why I was so excited to find a product that gives me a variety of 30+ different plants: fruits, vegetables, grains, legumes. I consider it essential to my daily wellness journey.
Just as I brush my teeth every day, Juice Plus+ brushes my cells with all the nutrients my body needs to maintain optimal health. And, because of their commitment to purity, I know that in each capsule I’m getting the best: vine-ripened, organic, non GMO, batch tested and NSF certified. Nothing added, nothing synthetic. Just real, whole foods with all the antioxidants and phytonutrients our body needs to be able to heal itself on a cellular level.
And for you parents out there…
Be sure to check out the Children’s Health Study which is being done in conjunction with St. Jude’s Hospital and makes the freakishly delicious chewables free to children for four years. The study is powerful proof that children on Juice Plus+ miss fewer days of school due to illness, are more alert, drink more water and choose better foods.
And for those of you with a green thumb and even for those who kill everything they plant, check out the Tower Garden. A compete aeroponic system – the same technology NASA uses – that grows plants with only water and nutrients rather than dirt. You can grow plants three times faster and produce 30% greater yields on average – and because it’s vertically designed, you only need 30×30 inches of space, which means that all of you living in big cities with small outdoor spaces can grow your harvest indoors. Its freaking rad.
I believe that true beauty comes from within and that vitality, happiness and wellness are always in fashion. It’s no surprise that the one thing that binds it all together is phenomenal nutrition – so I hope you will join me in making fruits and veggies more than just a seasonal trend, but truly a life-style.
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