The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) latest data shows that only one in 10 adults meets their recommendations for daily servings of fruits and vegetables.
Instead of eating at least two to three cups of vegetables and one-and-a-half cups or more of fruit per day, an average of only nine percent of adults met the recommended intake for vegetables and 12% met the recommendations for fruit.
And that’s just adults... Children and adolescents consume even less for their equivalent size, especially vegetables.
When you don’t get enough fresh vegetables and fruits, you can miss out on essential vitamins, minerals and fiber that your body needs for maintaining good health.
Researchers have found a strong link between diets low in vegetables and fruits and weight and other health concerns.
Yet, simply loading up on more servings, especially fruits, isn’t always the answer. When you follow a ketogenic or other low-carb diet, you must restrict your intake of fruits and even some higher-carb vegetables.
5 Intriguing Reasons Why Many People Don’t Get Enough Fresh Organic Vegetables and Fruits
Over the last couple of decades, vegetable and fruit consumption has remained flat while whole grain consumption has increased.
Why are people – particularly Americans – skimping on fresh organic vegetables and fruits?
Cost may play a factor in whether a person chooses non-organic over organic produce. However, studies show cost isn’t a factor in why people eat fewer vegetables and fresh fruits overall. Availability also isn’t a factor – apparently there’s no shortage of fresh fruits and vegetables in the U.S.
- Limited options when dining out
More people than ever eat their meals out in fast food establishments and restaurants. The lack of fresh fruit and vegetable options on many menus plays a key role.
- Prep perceived as work
Many people feel overwhelmed and stressed when they come home and don’t want to “work” more. The washing, peeling, cutting and cooking of fresh produce is often viewed as a chore.
- The lure of junk food
According to a recent study in the journal Pediatrics, junk food and sugary drink campaigns were among the second most popular products celebrities endorsed, after makeup and perfume. When celebrities do promote fruits and vegetables on rare occurrences, 72% of those who see the campaign say they purchase more produce.
- Lack of knowledge about health and nutrition
Researchers have found that people with higher levels of education and greater knowledge of health and nutrition tend to choose healthier foods, including more vegetables and fruits.
How about you? What’s stopping you from getting all the fresh vegetables and fruits you need in your diet?
Why You Need Vegetables (Especially) and Fruits in Your Daily Diet
To achieve high-level health, I believe we all need to eat ample amounts of fresh produce, especially vegetables every day. Vegetables have an even greater protective effect on your health than fruits.
Unfortunately, Americans report a median vegetable intake of only 1.6 servings per day. As if that’s not bad enough, half of those servings may be potatoes and tomatoes, often in the form of French fries and ketchup.
And that may have serious implications for your health and well-being...
A revealing study found that those who ate five to seven servings of vegetables each day had a 36% lower risk of dying from any cause, compared to those who ate less than one serving. That number rises to 42% for those who ate seven or more portions.
There are many good reasons to eat the recommended amounts of vegetables and limited amounts of fruits (only if you are not insulin resistant) each day:
- Digestive and gut health
Vegetables and fruits contain fiber, which breaks down into short chain fatty acids by gut bacteria, which then nourishes your gut and beneficial bacteria. Fiber also helps you maintain regularity and avoid occasional constipation.
- Weight management and healthy blood sugar levels
Most vegetables are low in net carbs (total carbs minus fiber) and calories. The fiber in fresh vegetables and certain fruits helps you feel “full” and suppresses your appetite, making it a useful tool for weight management. Fiber also supports healthy blood sugar and cholesterol levels, as well as blood pressure.
- Eye, cell, bone, brain and heart health
Both vegetables and fruits contain an impressive array of antioxidants that are hard to find in other foods. Plant chemicals called phytochemicals are essential for supporting healthy cells, bones, eye health, heart health, cognition and brain health, and much more.
- Immune health
Researchers have discovered that leafy green vegetables activate a gene that produces critical immune cells called innate lymphoid cells in your gut.
- Energy, mood and psychological well-being
Research shows higher vegetable intake may help you feel calm and have a positive effect on your mental well-being. Vegetables and fruits can help boost energy levels, especially if you’re eating an otherwise healthy diet.
- Healthy glowing skin and improved appearance
Because of their carotenoid content, red- and orange-colored vegetables can help give you a golden or healthy “glow.” In one study, people who ate three extra servings of produce for six weeks were ranked as better looking than those with lower intakes.
Beyond Leafy Green Vegetables – The Power of “Green” Superfoods
While you’ve heard of broccoli, kale and spinach, you may be less familiar with grasses. I’m not talking about the type of grass you may have growing in your yard or your nearby park, but rather the young grass stage of wheat, barley, alfalfa and oat plants.
These green superfood grasses have a long history of use. Barley and wheat grasses date back to 7000 B.C. when ancient Asian and Middle Eastern cultures reportedly used them in their everyday diets.
Even gladiators were said to eat barley grass for strength and stamina.
Scientists have been studying U.S.-harvested grasses in their dehydrated, whole food form since 1925. They’ve discovered many nutrients:
- Phytopigments such as chlorophyll, phycocyanin and carotenoids
- The plant sterol ester, beta-sitosterol
- Antioxidants such as superoxide dismutase and beta-carotene
- Vitamins B1, B2, B6, B12, pantothenic acid and folic acid
- Potassium, calcium, iron, phosphorus and magnesium
Organic greens such as young wheat, barley, oat and alfalfa grasses may offer an outstanding source of nutrients that you might not normally get in your everyday diet.
They may also help balance out the acid-forming foods in your diet, such as commercially produced meats, eggs and dairy, processed foods, breads, cereals, sweetened foods and beverages like coffee, black tea, alcohol and soft drinks.
Artificial sweeteners, breads, and cereals are extremely acid forming, but all of these acid foods can affect your body’s ability to maintain its acid-base balance or pH within its optimal range.
All green plant foods can help maintain your body’s optimal pH. Some of the top alkaline-forming foods include the superfood grasses, broccoli, cabbage, kale, spinach and green tea.
Organic Fermented Greens – One Easy Way to Supplement Your Diet with Abundant Green Leafy Foods and More
After years of research and development, my team and I have come up with a green superfood supplement that can help you increase your daily intake when you can’t get enough of the recommended vegetables and green leafy foods.
I wanted a high-quality formula that would meet the following criteria:
- Contain a broad array of green foods that you might not otherwise get in your everyday diet
- Be low in sugars
- Have no strong, unpleasant “green” taste
- Contain no GMOs or genetically engineered ingredients
- Be easy to mix with shakes, smoothies and protein powder drinks
- Taste delicious on its own when mixed with just water
I’m pleased to say we found all of this in our Organic Fermented Greens. This unique product contains five special blends for a total of 23 botanicals:
- Fermented Grass Blend of four Certified Organic nutrient-dense grasses including wheatgrass, barley grass, alfalfa grass and oat grass
- Fermented Vegetable Blend of five Certified Organic vegetables including broccoli, kale, spinach, green cabbage and celery
- Fermented Sprout Blend of five Certified Organic sprouts, including alfalfa sprouts, cabbage sprouts, broccoli sprouts, cauliflower sprouts and kale sprouts
- Fermented Herb Blend of seven Certified Organic herbs, including moringa, matcha, Tulsi (holy basil), mate leaf extract, parsley, peppermint and rosemary
- Fermented Algae Blend of Certified Organic spirulina and chlorella
We’ve talked about how grasses and green vegetables can support your overall health. Let’s take a closer look at the remaining three blends in Organic Fermented Greens...
Virtual Nutrient Powerhouses, Fermented Sprouts Provide Valuable Bioavailable Plant Benefits
Sprouts are virtual nutrient powerhouses, packed with nutrients, including antioxidants, minerals, vitamins and enzymes that help to protect your body against free radical damage.
With sprouts, a little go a long way... Sprouts allow you to get the most plant benefits in the most biologically concentrated and bioavailable form.
These young plant gems can contain up to 100 times more enzymes than raw fruits and vegetables.
When you compare broccoli sprouts to whole broccoli, the sprouts can contain as much as 100 times the amount of a precursor to a valuable enzyme called sulforaphane – one of the most important nutritional benefits of eating broccoli.
Alfalfa sprouts contain saponins that support healthy normal cholesterol levels. Plus, they support your immune and bone health.
The alkalizing effect of sprouts – like other green foods – supports healthy cells and overall health.
From “Miracle Plant” Moringa to Japan’s Prized Green Matcha, These 7 Fermented Herbs Offer Antioxidant Benefits for Your Health and Well-Being
For our Fermented Herb Blend, we wanted to include some of the most valued herbs and green foods from around the world, including matcha, holy basil or Tulsi, moringa and mate leaf extract or Yerba mate.
That took us to Japan... One of the country’s best-kept secrets, matcha is an exceptional alkalizing extract that offers antioxidant benefits. Our matcha is a powdered green tea made from some of the finest and youngest leaves of Japan’s first harvesting days.
The next step was India... Sometimes called the “Queen of Herbs,” holy basil or Tulsi has a long history within Indian medicine. Holy basil is considered a tonic for the body, mind and spirit, and different parts of the plant are used for varying conditions. Tulsi’s high concentration of chlorophyll is important for supporting health.
From the same region, moringa is sometimes called the “miracle plant” and is a superfood by all definitions. It contains more than 90 vitamins, minerals and amino acids, and 46 types of antioxidants.
Then on to South America... Mate leaf extract or Yerba Mate, is grown and harvested in Brazil and is a traditional South American drink that’s gaining attention worldwide. Yerba mate is an antioxidant-rich tea made from the leaves and twigs of the Ilex paraguariensis plant.
In addition to these four exceptional herbs, we added nutrient-rich parsley, peppermint and rosemary to our Fermented Herb Blend for our Organic Fermented Greens.
Spirulina and Chlorella: Two of My Top Green Superfoods Found in Our Fermented Algae Blend
A few years back, a well-known organization for retirees helped bring spirulina into the spotlight by naming it the No. 1 superfood. Even the World Health Organization calls it a "superfood."
Spirulina is an ancient food that was once a dietary staple of the Aztecs and other Mesoamericans. The nutritional benefits of this green superfood are well researched and documented.
Blue-green spirulina’s greatest gift may be its rainbow of pigments that harvest the sun's energy at different wavelengths – green from chlorophyll, blue from phycocyanin, and yellow and orange from carotenoids.
Our Certified Organic spirulina comes from a quiet and remote area far away from any polluting industrial or agricultural activity. It's guaranteed to be:
- Low in heavy metals, yeast and mold.
- Grown without Chilean nitrate, manure or synthetic minerals.
- Non-GMO and non-irradiated.
- Free from herbicides, pesticides and ground water contamination.
- Produced without harsh chemicals.
- Grown with only herbal fertilizers and pure, artesian groundwater.
Spirulina wasn't the only "green" food we wanted in our algae blend...
Chlorella is a remarkable whole green superfood that's an excellent source of chlorophyll. Like spirulina, chlorella is an alkaline-forming food, so it may help your body maintain a healthy acid-alkaline balance.
We use only broken cell wall chlorella that utilizes a unique process to break open the plant’s cell wall for optimal bioavailability.
Our spirulina and chlorella products are routinely tested for the presence of heavy metals, so you know they’re safe for you and your family.
Are You Ready to Welcome Fruits Back into Your Diet? Introducing Organic Fermented Fruits
If you’ve been limiting your consumption of fresh fruit or fruit juice – or just can’t fit enough servings into your diet, you’re going to happily welcome this new option in addition to Organic Fermented Greens.
Organic Fermented Fruits includes an array of whole fermented fruit powders from Certified Organic fruits like strawberries, blueberries, amla or Indian gooseberries, noni, elderberries and raspberries, along with fermented pomegranate juice.
Best of all, Organic Fermented Fruits allows you to enjoy the flavor and nutritional goodness of fruits and berries without the sugar!
That’s right. One teaspoon of our organic berry and fruit powder mixed with water or added to your favorite smoothie or protein drink contains zero sugar.
Plus it provides the beneficial nutrients of fruit in a form that’s easier to digest and absorb, thanks to a remarkable process called fermentation.
But first, let’s look at one of the biggest mistakes people make when it comes to fruits...
One of the Worst Ways to Meet Your Daily Fruit Quota
The Western world – notably North America and Western Europe – has a love affair with fruit juice and fruit nectars. North America topped the world’s consumption with a whopping 8,943 million liters per year in the most recent data, with Western Europe a close second at 8,208 million liters.
For the U.S. and Canada, that works out to an average of 24.8 liters per person each year. Unfortunately, much of that consumption is by children under 12 years old. In fact, it’s estimated that 90% of U.S. infants drink fruit juice by the age of one!
If you’re one of the many who believe they’re helping to meet their daily requirement for fruit by serving themselves up a refreshing glass of fruit juice, consider this:
Fruit juice – even if the label says “no sugar added” – isn’t the same as fresh whole fruit and therefore, not a healthy replacement.
So what’s so bad about fruit juice? Not only could sipping on fruit juice be a disaster waiting to happen for your dental health, it can spur insulin resistance that’s often linked to weight, metabolic and blood sugar concerns.
It all comes down to the pulp and fiber... In most commercial juices – unlike whole fresh fruit – there’s little pulp or fiber to slow the release of fructose into your bloodstream and temper your insulin release.
Not only that, many commercial fruit juices and drinks contain added sugar, high-fructose corn syrup (or another of its cleverly crafted names), food dyes or artificial flavors. Unless the label says 100% fruit juice, you’re not drinking pure fruit juice!
How the Magic of Fermentation Reduces Fruit Sugars Down to Zero
Humans have fermented foods for thousands of years to preserve them and to improve their digestibility, nutrition and flavor.
Science now confirms what many cultures have known since ancient times – fermented foods provide numerous nutritional and health benefits. These include:
- Helping to pre-digest ingredients.
- Increasing levels of certain nutrients.
- Improving mineral bio-accessibility.
- Increasing bioavailability of antioxidants.
- Eliminating undesirable anti-nutrients like lectins and phytic acid.
- Creating unique metabolites.
- Supporting an alkalizing effect on your body’s pH.
Bottom line, fermenting is one of the best ways known for turning ordinary fruits (and vegetables) into superfoods with no sugars!
With fruits and high-carb vegetables like beets, the process of fermentation “pre-digests” the foods and effectively removes the simple carbs as their glucose content converts to alcohol, which then quickly evaporates.
This is in stark contrast to some other non-fermented fruit and vegetable powders that may contain high levels of sugars, a potential concern for maintaining healthy blood sugar levels.
Our fermentation process is a precise one. It uses a highly controlled process that interrupts the fermentation at its optimal point. This controlled fermentation process ensures optimal quality in both our Organic Fermented Fruits and Organic Fermented Greens.
Let’s take a look at the fruit blend we’ve added to our Organic Fermented Fruits...
9 Delicious Fruits Plus a Favorite Juice Provide Abundant Antioxidant Power
The Fermented Fruit Blend in our Organic Fermented Fruits includes well-known favorites like strawberries, blueberries, cranberries, raspberries and apple. It also includes some lesser-known, yet vitally important fruits:
- Amla, or Indian gooseberries
Amla is the absolute “king” when it comes to antioxidant power. These green berries contain 75 times the antioxidant power of goji berries and 50 times the antioxidant power of fresh blueberries.
Noni, a lime-green fruit the size of a potato, grows on islands in the Pacific, including Hawaii and in tropical Asia. It’s been traditionally used in Polynesian cultures for many years.
Elderberry is the dark purple berry from the European elder tree. Because it’s a rich source of antioxidants, its use has grown in popularity in recent years.
- Black currant
With high concentrations of anthocyanins, polyphenols and other antioxidants, these tart berries support many different health systems.
In addition to the nine fruits in our Fermented Fruit Blend, we’ve added one of the most important fruit juices ever discovered to our Organic Fermented Fruits...
Fermented Pomegranate Juice – A Sugar-Free Gift for Your Mitochondria, Heart, Joints and More
Pomegranates have been savored for thousands of years and are a symbol of hope and abundance in many cultures.
And that may come as no surprise when you look at pomegranate’s impressive nutritional profile...
Pomegranate’s primary potential benefits come from its antioxidant content. The fruit contains significant amounts of three types of antioxidant polyphenols, including tannins, ellagic acid and anthocyanins.
When compared against nine other high-polyphenol beverages, pomegranate won top honor. Its antioxidant potency was found to be at least 20% greater than star performers acai and blueberry juices, and even green tea.
Here’s what I like best about pomegranate powder... New research shows it may support your mitochondrial function.
Pomegranate contains precursors for a metabolite called urolithin A (UA). Studies show UA may help slow down the loss of skeletal muscle strength and mass in individuals once they reach the age of 50. UA works by targeting and helping to clear out damaged mitochondria.
In essence, pomegranate may help support the growth of healthy new cells, which may play a powerful role against cellular aging and promoting longevity.
Research also shows pomegranate may be beneficial for supporting heart health, joint health, men’s health and much more.
My main concern with regular pomegranate juice is its sugar content...
One of the top brands of 100% pomegranate juice contains a whopping 34 grams of sugar per 8-oz serving. That’s eight teaspoons of sugar in just one small serving. If you drink the entire bottle (as many do), you get twice as much, or 16 teaspoons of sugar!
By fermenting the pomegranate juice in Organic Fermented Fruits, we’re able to nearly eliminate the sugars in pomegranate – a real win for those who want to enjoy the many potential benefits of pomegranate without its plentiful sugar.
What Makes Organic Fermented Greens and Organic Fermented Fruits so Unique?
There's no shortage of green food and fruit supplements on the market today, so the question becomes... Why choose our Fermented Organic Greens and Fermented Organic Fruits?
- Both contain zero grams of sugars per serving so you can enjoy the taste and nutritional goodness of fruits and vegetables that you might otherwise limit or not get in your diet.
- All ingredients are Certified Organic so you don’t need to worry about herbicides and pesticides.
- Both contain no added fillers or inexpensive fiber sources to “bulk up” the formulas.
- They include hard-to-locate or prohibitively expensive fermented ingredients, like amla, noni, pomegranate juice, elderberry, cabbage and kale sprouts, moringa, matcha and Tulsi.
- They taste great, thanks to a light touch of non-caloric stevia leaf and monk fruit extracts, so you can simply mix with water and enjoy!
We Don’t Cut Corners... Our Organic Fermented Green and Fruit Superfood Supplements Are Created by an Exceptional Quarter-of-a-Century-Old Company
We didn't contract with just any formulator to create our Organic Fermented Greens and Organic Fermented Fruits. I wanted an outstanding company that specializes in fermented, sustainable and organic products. And that's what we found...
In business since 1989, our manufacturer considers quality the backbone of their company.
So what does quality look like when it comes to our Organic Fermented Greens and Organic Fermented Fruits?
- Verification: Their supply source is well-controlled and documented.
- Traceability: Their organically grown vegetables and fruits are not mixed together so they can be traced to actual farms and fields.
- Sustainability: From raw material cultivation and harvesting to processing and extraction, all steps of the process are under their careful control and dedicated to maintaining ecological balance.
I can assure you, we’ve done our due diligence to make sure you get the high-quality vegetables and fruits you expect.
Taste the Difference with Our Organic Fermented Greens and Organic Fermented Fruits
Perhaps you've tried other green food or fruit powdered supplements, only to find them disappointing in both taste and texture.
I invite you to try our Organic Fermented Greens and Organic Fermented Fruits for an entirely new superfood experience. I know you’ll be pleasantly surprised when you discover their light, pleasant tastes.
With both our Organic Fermented Greens and our Organic Fermented Fruits we’ve brought all the right ingredients together in the perfect balance, and in a form that’s convenient and ready for you to use.
Both are ideal for mixing with any of our protein powders, such as Pure Power Protein or Miracle Whey. Not only is it a quick and easy way to get more greens or antioxidant-rich fruits into your diet, you’ll love how easily they blend together.
Try our Organic Fermented Greens and Organic Fermented Fruits today. You won’t be disappointed and as always, your purchase is covered with our Money Back Guarantee (see complete details below).