Even if you eat right and exercise you’re probably not getting the proper nutrition according to a recent survey by ORC International . The 2017 survey found that only 62% of adults in the U.S. consume just 1-2 fruits and vegetables per day (the daily recommended amount is 2-3 cups per day), and only three in five adults take a multivitamin.
Even when we do our best to eat well, it is extremely difficult to get all the nutrients we need on a regular basis with diet alone. According to the USDA’s Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, The U.S. rated 59 out of 100 on its Healthy Eating Index in 2010. It’s no wonder diet-related chronic disease rates for obesity, heart disease and type 2 diabetes have risen over the last 25 years and remain high.
Feeling overwhelmed? Start small.
Start by making small shifts in your food choices over the course of a week, a day, or even for one meal! It all makes a difference in working towards a healthier eating pattern that works for you.
A healthy eating pattern eating a variety of vegetables and whole fruits so choose options from all the colors of the rainbow. By varying the colors you eat, you’ll be getting a more diverse spectrum of the nutrients you need for optimal health. And aim fill half of your plate with these foods per meal.
Bridge the Gap with Juice Plus+
Getting all of your daily nutrients by eating a healthy diet still may not be realistic. Whole food supplementation is an easy way to bridge the gap.
My favorite, and the one I take personally, is Juice Plus+. 45 fruits and vegetables are packed into a few capsules and, unlike synthetic vitamins, Juice Plus+ includes all the cofactors and enzymes of whole foods that make nutrition bioavailable. It’s convenient, organic, non gmo, isn’t hard to get, is always in season, doesn’t require preparation and doesn’t spoil in the back of the fridge. It’s peace of mind for less than half the cost of your daily latte.