Are Americans Eating Their Vegetables?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and NBC News, eighty-seven percent of Americans do not get the recommended daily allowance of vegetables, while seventy-five percent do not get enough fruit.
It's recommended adults eat three or more servings of vegetables a day, along with two cups of fruit. However, many Americans consume less than two cups of veggies and less than a cup of fruit each day.
Numerous studies show people who eat the recommended five servings of fruits and veggies lower their risk of stroke, heart disease, diabetes and more.
A 2014 paper published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health found people who ate seven or more servings of vegetables were 42% less likely to die from any cause, than those who ate only one serving.
"People perceive vegetables as being difficult to manage,” she said. “Start with expensive. There’s a lot of waste. They have to be peeled. They have to be washed. They have to be cut. They aren’t as filling as junkier foods. The barriers are real." - Marion Nestle, Nutrition Professor NYU
The AIM Companies offers whole-food nutrition in the form of vegetable juice concentrates, such as BarleyLife, RediBeets and Just Carrots. (Also know as The Garden Trio.)
These concentrates contain almost all the benefits of raw vegetables, without the waste, cleaning, cutting, peeling and hassle. They also have a longer shelf life.
The per-serving cost of AIM products makes them more affordable than regular vegetables, while combining AIM vegetable juices with ProPeas® pea protein (another vegetable product) satisfies your appetite
AIM products also contain few calories, helping to improve your daily nutrient portfolio, without having to significantly increase your calories.
There's now a quick and easy to get your daily fruits and vegetables. Why not see how The Garden Trio works for you and your family?