Do You Eat At Least 5 Servings?

By: Roy Williams

Roy, what in the world are you talking about? I’m talking about fruits and vegetables, preferably raw. Fruits and vegetables have become some of the least consumed foods in America, even though research has been published about the health benefits they provide. Even worse is the fact that the average child under age 16 eats less than two servings a week.

America has been sold a bill of goods concerning our diet. For years we have been taught that we get everything we need from the four basic food groups. At the top of the food pyramid are fruits and berries, followed by complex carbohydrates, then vegetables and last but largest is protein. If we, as a nation actually followed that concept, making it a daily routine, we would be much healthier nation.

Over the last few decades, the powerful food industry along with the FDA have been able to switch people from eating whole, unprocessed foods to eating highly processed, cooked, and chemical-laden foods. During that same time span, diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, autoimmune diseases, and cancers have become epidemic in America.

Please remember, the food industry makes money by selling food, not necessarily whole, healthy foods but in most cases, cheap, over-processed, sugar-laden, nutrient-deficient foods that taste good but have almost no nutritional value. In order to maintain a healthy body, you must consume 16 vitamins, 74 minerals and trace elements, 12 amino acids, 3 essential fatty acids, and a lot of protein every day. Unfortunately, the standard American diet (SAD), contains less than half those nutrients.

The result, America has become one of the sickest nations on earth. A list of the top 100 healthiest nations, 1 being healthiest and 100 being the sickest, America has slid down in the 60 range. We consume more prescription drugs than all the other nations on earth combined, yet we have more cases of the five top killer diseases.

You may ask yourself; how could that be the case? When you look at the five biggest disease killers in America and realize that all of them are now classified, deficiency diseases, you begin to realize that we are malnourished. I didn’t say that we are not consuming enough calories. Americans consume more calories than any other nation. The problem is that most of the calories we consume are called empty calories. You cannot live on calories alone. Take a 20-ounce soft drink for example, which contains 240 calories, but when you look at the label, you can see that it has no vitamins, minerals, amino acids, essential fatty acids, or protein. Your body burns calories for energy to move but calories without nutrition will not sustain you. You cannot manufacture new cells with only calories. You must consume nutrients.

That leads me back to the point of this article, do you consume at least 5 servings of raw fruits and vegetables a day? Why is that so important? Because they not only contain vitamins, minerals, amino acids, essential fatty acids, and protein, they also contain some very powerful naturally occurring chemicals that are beneficial. Some of them help you digest your food easier; others stop free radical damage, decrease inflammation, and strengthen our immune response. Many have proven to help fight disease and speed up the healing process, while others are shown to improve natural energy.

Another problem is that we have been programed to believe that if anything goes wrong with our health, we can simply go to the doctor and get a prescription. One must remember that prescriptions only treat the symptoms of disease. They do not stop or even slow down deficiency disease. Deficiency disease implies a lack of proper nutrition, and no drug will replace the nutrients that are missing from your diet.

That’s why we encourage everyone to consider taking Ultimate Fruit & Veggie. This product provides the same as 5 servings of raw fruits and vegetables everyday by simply taking 2 with your first and 2 with your last meal each day. When you read the list of fruits, vegetables, and super foods contained in this product and learn that all of them are cold processed to maintain their integrity and that all of them are grown without pesticides or any chemicals, you will begin to understand that this is the very best and easiest way to support your overall health.

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Your friend in health,

Roy P. Williams