Fruits And Vegetables Health Benefits

Selecting fruits and vegetables

To maximise nutrients and appeal, buy and serve different types of fruit and vegetables. Try to buy fruits and vegetables that are in season, and choose for freshness and quality. You should:

  • Eat with the seasons – this is nature’s way of making sure our bodies get a healthy mix of nutrients and plant chemicals
  • Try something new – try new recipes and buy new fruit or vegetables as part of your weekly shopping
  • Let colours guide you – get different combinations of nutrients by putting a ‘rainbow’ of colours (green, white, yellow–orange, blue–purple, red) on your plate.

Our ingredients profiles provide more information on fruits and vegetables.

When you order Balance of Nature, you have the option to order as a Preferred Customer. As a Preferred Customer, you receive:

  •  No contracts or minimums.
  •  Wholesale pricing guaranteed for life.
  •  One-time membership fee of only $24.95.
  •  Free ongoing Personal Health Coaching.
  •  A 30-day money back guarantee on your initial order.
  •  Convenient automatic shipments beginning 4 weeks from your initial order.
  •  Reschedule, hold, or cancel your shipments at any time.

Fruits – A Blend of 16 Whole Fruits

Balance of Nature Fruits™ taste great! You could snack on them all day and not be concerned with overdosage because it is 100% produce. Some people chew the fruits as a treat. You can also swallow them with water. These specific fruits were carefully selected for their combined effectiveness with each other and the Balance of Nature Veggies™. Take a look at the ingredient list. This is powerful stuff!

Ingredients: Aloe Vera, Apple, Banana, Blueberry, Cherry, Cranberry, Grape, Grapefruit, Lemon, Mango, Orange, Papaya, Pineapple, Raspberry, Strawberry, Tomato

Veggies – A Blend of 15 Whole Vegetables
Balance of Nature Veggies™ are delicious opened and sprinkled over a salad, stirred into vegetable juice, or added to a dish of cottage cheese. Of course, you can also swallow them with a glass of water. These specific vegetables were chosen for their combined effectiveness with each other and the Balance of Nature Fruits™. Check out the pure ingredients. This is serious nutrition!

Ingredients: Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrot, Cauliflower, Cayenne Pepper, Celery Stalk, Garlic, Kale, Onion, Shiitake Mushroom, Soy Bean, Spinach, Wheat Grass, Yam, Zucchini

Package Description:

90 capsules of Fruits, 90 capsules of veggies.

Amount Recommended:

3 Fruit & 3 Veggie capsules daily. Eat more when you feel you need it.

Supply Per Bottle:

30 day supply when taking the recommended daily servings.

Purchase Option

Purchase as Preferred Customer, Purchase as Retail Customer

When you order Balance of Nature, you have the option to order as a Preferred Customer. As a Preferred Customer, you receive:

  •  No contracts or minimums.
  •  Wholesale pricing guaranteed for life.
  •  One-time membership fee of only $24.95.
  •  Free ongoing Personal Health Coaching.
  •  A 30-day money back guarantee on your initial order.
  •  Convenient automatic shipments beginning 4 weeks from your initial order.
  •  Reschedule, hold, or cancel your shipments at any time.

A Blend of Fiber & 12 Spices

Fiber & Spice™ is a revolutionary fiber drink with whole psyllium husk, whole apple, flax seed, and a blend of 12 spices for optimal digestive health and nutrition. We recommend mixing Fiber & Spice™ in a glass of water. Many customers enjoy Fiber & Spice™ mixed in diluted apple juice to give it a delicious spiced cider flavor.

The specific blend of fiber regulates your bowels. The unique addition of spices delivers potent phytonutrition directly to the gut. Take a look at the ingredients. This is a unique blend of whole foods. Experience the difference!

Ingredients: 

Whole Psyllium Husk, Flax Seed, Whole Apple, Allspice, Cardamom, Cinnamon, Clove, Coriander, Cumin, Fennel Seed, Fenugreek, Ginger, Mustard, Nutmeg, Turmeric

Package Description:

17.6 oz of drink mix (includes one tablespoon scoop inside bottle).

Amount Recommended:

2 heaping scoops twice daily (morning & evening).

Supply Per Bottle

30 day supply

Purchase Option

Purchase as Preferred Customer, Purchase as Retail Customer

Whole Health System

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When you order Balance of Nature, you have the option to order as a Preferred Customer. As a Preferred Customer, you receive:

  •  No contracts or minimums.
  •  Wholesale pricing guaranteed for life.
  •  One-time membership fee of only $24.95.
  •  Free ongoing Personal Health Coaching.
  •  A 30-day money back guarantee on your initial order.
  •  Convenient automatic shipments beginning 4 weeks from your initial order.
  •  Reschedule, hold, or cancel your shipments at any time.

All-Natural, Whole Health Supplements

Our Whole Health System is meant to help simplify your life.

  • Over 10 servings of fruits and vegetables a day.
  • Powerful antioxidants from pure produce.
  • No sugars or artificial sweeteners.
  • No synthetics, extracts, or fillers.
  • The right balance of soluble and insoluble fibers.

Directions & Use:

  1. Fruits – Balance of Nature Fruits™ taste great because it is 100% produce! Some people chew the fruits as a treat. You can also swallow them with water. Our fruits blend was carefully crafted for combined effectiveness with each other and the Balance of Nature Veggies™. Take a look at the ingredient list. This is powerful stuff!
  2. Veggies – Balance of Nature Veggies™ are delicious opened and sprinkled over a salad, stirred into vegetable juice, or added to a dish of cottage cheese. Of course, you can also swallow them with a glass of water. Our Veggies™ blend was carefully crafted for effectiveness with each other and the Balance of Nature Fruits™. Check out the pure ingredients. This is serious nutrition!
  3. Fiber & Spice™ – We recommend mixing Fiber & Spice™ in a glass of water. Many customers enjoy Fiber & Spice™ mixed in diluted apple juice to give it a delicious spiced cider flavor. Fiber & Spice is a revolutionary fiber drink with whole psyllium husk, whole apple, flax seed, and a blend of 12 spices. The specific blend of fiber regulates your bowels. The unique addition of spices delivers potent phytonutrition directly to the gut. Take a look at the ingredients. This is a unique blend of whole foods. Experience the difference!
Package Description:

Our Whole Health System includes both our Fruits & Veggies and Fiber & Spice supplements in one convenient shipment.

Fiber & Spice:

2 heaping scoops twice daily (morning & evening).

Fruits & Veggies:

3 Fruit and 3 Veggie capsules daily (eat more when you feel you need it).

Supply Per Bottle:

30 day supply. 17.6 oz of fiber and 90 capsules each of Fruits & Veggies.

Purchase Option

Purchase as Preferred Customer, Purchase as Retail Customer

Tart Cherry Juice Concentrate

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#1) FAQ:  What is Fruit Advantage Tart Cherry Capsules Joint Formula?

Answer: Tart Cherry Capsules Joint Formula is made from whole, individually quick frozen (IQF) premium pitted tart cherries. These tart cherries are then processed and encapsulated using an enhanced phytonutrient extraction process we call FruiTraction.

Fruit Advantage Tart Cherry Capsules are scientifically-based and precisely manufactured to deliver the potent and synergistic phytonutrients of tart cherries for fast and maximum absorption. In fact, each daily serving equals the specific antioxidant benefits of 5+ glasses of cherry juice without the sugar! Tart Cherry Capsules Joint Formula is a 100% all-natural product.

Each daily serving of Tart Cherry Capsules Joint Formula delivers 1200 mg per serving (2 capsules). No other tart cherry capsule delivers more tart cherry per serving than Fruit Advantage Tart Cherry Capsules Joint Formula!

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#1) FAQ:   What is Fruit Advantage Tart Cherry Powder?

Answer:  Fruit Advantage Tart Cherry Powder is simply powder made from whole, individually quick frozen (IQF) premium tart cherries. These cherries are then processed into powder using an enhanced phytonutrient extraction process we call FruiTraction.

The powder is scientifically-based and precisely manufactured to deliver the potent and synergistic phytonutrients of tart cherries for fast and maximum absorption. In fact, each daily serving equals the specific antioxidant benefits of 5+ glasses of cherry juice without the sugar! Tart Cherry Powder is a natural product.

The Tart Cherry Powder is free of: fillers, binders, preservatives, pesticides, beeswax, alcohol, yeast, wheat, corn, dairy, egg, tree nuts, fish/shellfish, artificial colors and flavors, MSG, starch, olive oil filler, sunflower oil, sesame oil, peanut oil and rice. In two simple words – “Simply Natural”

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Answer:  Fruit Advantage Tart Cherry Powder is very versatile. It can be used as a food additive to sprinkle over yogurt or oatmeal, or as a healthy addition to almost any meal or beverage.

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Fruit and vegetables should be an important part of your daily diet. They are naturally good and contain vitamins and minerals that can help to keep you healthy. They can also help protect against some diseases.

Most Australians will benefit from eating more fruit and vegetables as part of a well-balanced, regular diet and a healthy, active lifestyle. There are many varieties of fruit and vegetables available and many ways to prepare, cook and serve them.

You should eat at least five serves of vegetables and two serves of fruit each day. Choose different colours and varieties.
A serve of vegetables is about one cup of raw salad vegetables or 1/2 cup of cooked.
A serve of fruit is about one medium piece, 2 small pieces of 1 cup canned (no added sugar).

Vitamins and minerals in fruit and vegetables

Fruits and vegetables contain many vitamins and minerals that are good for your health. These include vitamins A (beta-carotene), C and E, magnesium, zinc, phosphorous and folic acid. Folic acid may reduce blood levels of homocysteine, a substance that may be a risk factor for coronary heart disease.

Fruit and vegetables for good health

Fruits and vegetables are low in fat, salt and sugar. They are a good source of dietary fibre. As part of a well-balanced, regular diet and a healthy, active lifestyle, a high intake of fruit and vegetables can help you to:

  • Reduce obesity and maintain a healthy weight
  • Lower your cholesterol
  • Lower your blood pressure.

Fruit and vegetables and protection against diseases

Vegetables and fruit contain phytochemicals, or plant chemicals. These biologically active substances can help to protect you from some diseases. Scientific research shows that if you regularly eat lots of fruit and vegetables, you have a lower risk of:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Stroke
  • Heart (cardiovascular) disease – when fruits and vegetables are eaten as food, not taken as supplements
  • Cancer – some forms of cancer, later in life
  • High blood pressure (hypertension).

Types of fruit

Fruit is the sweet, fleshy, edible part of a plant. It generally contains seeds. Fruits are usually eaten raw, although some varieties can be cooked. They come in a wide variety of colours, shapes and flavours. Common types of fruits that are readily available include:

  • Apples and pears
  • Citrus – oranges, grapefruits, mandarins and limes
  • Stone fruit – nectarines, apricots, peaches and plums
  • Tropical and exotic – bananas and mangoes
  • Berries – strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, kiwifruit and passionfruit
  • Melons – watermelons, rockmelons and honeydew melons
  • Tomatoes and avocados.

Types of vegetables

Vegetables are available in many varieties and can be classified into biological groups or ‘families’, including:

  • Leafy green – lettuce, spinach and silverbeet
  • Cruciferous – cabbage, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts and broccoli
  • Marrow – pumpkin, cucumber and zucchini
  • Root – potato, sweet potato and yam
  • Edible plant stem – celery and asparagus
  • Allium – onion, garlic and shallot.

Legumes

Legumes or pulses contain nutrients that are especially valuable. Legumes need to be cooked before they are eaten – this improves their nutritional quality, aids digestion and eliminates any harmful toxins. Legumes come in many forms including:

  • Soy products – tofu (bean curd) and soybeans
  • Legume flours – chickpea flour (besan), lentil flour and soy flour
  • Dried beans and peas – haricot beans, red kidney beans, chickpeas and lentils
  • Fresh beans and peas – green peas, green beans, butter beans, broad beans and snow peas.

Colours of fruits and vegetables

You will get the most health benefits and protection against disease if you eat a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Australian dietary guidelines recommend that adults eat at least five kinds of vegetable and two kinds of fruit every day.

Foods of similar colours generally contain similar protective compounds. Try to eat a rainbow of colourful fruits and vegetables every day to get the full range of health benefits. For example:

  • Red foods – like tomatoes and watermelon. These contain lycopene, which is thought to be important for fighting prostate cancer and heart disease
  • Green vegetables – like spinach and kale. These contain lutein and zeaxanthin, which may help protect against age-related eye disease
  • Blue and purple foods – like blueberries and eggplant. These contain anthocyanins, which may help protect the body from cancer
  • White foods – like cauliflower. These contain sulforaphane and may also help protect against some cancers.

Fruit and vegetable serving suggestions for your family’s health

Vegetables and fruit are a handy snack food and are easily carried to work or school. Include them in everyone’s meals and snacks for a healthy, well-balanced diet. Some suggestions include:

  • Keep snack-size fruit and vegetable portions easily accessible in your fridge.
  • Keep fresh fruit on the bench or table.
  • Add fruit and vegetables to your favourite family recipes or as additions to your usual menus.
  • Use the colour and texture of a variety of fruit and vegetables to add interest to your meals.
  • Think up new ways to serve fruits and vegetables.

Some simple ways to serve fruits and vegetables include:

  • fruit and vegetable salads
  • vegetable or meat-and-vegetable stir-fries
  • raw fruit and vegetables
  • vegetable soups
  • snack pack, stewed or canned fruits or dried fruits.

Limit fruit juice, as it does not contain the same amount of nutrients as fresh fruit. It also contains a lot of sugars. These sugars are not necessarily good for your health, even though they are ‘natural’. Instead, have a drink of water and a serve of fruit.

Preparation and cooking of fruit and vegetables

Vegetables are often cooked, although some kinds are eaten raw. Cooking and processing can damage some nutrients and phytochemicals in plant foods.
Suggestions to get the best out of your fruit and vegetables include:

  • Eat raw vegetables and fruits if possible.
  • Try fruit or vegetables pureed into smoothies.
  • Use a sharp knife to cut fresh fruits to avoid bruising.
  • Cut off only the inedible parts of vegetables – sometimes the best nutrients are found in the skin, just below the skin or in the leaves.
  • Use stir-fry, grill, microwave, bake or steam methods with non-stick cookware and mono-unsaturated oils.
  • Do not overcook, to reduce nutrient loss.
  • Serve meals with vegetable pestos, salsas, chutneys and vinegars in place of sour cream, butter and creamy sauces.

Some nutrients such as carotenoids may actually be increased if food is cooked. For example, tomato has more carotenoids, especially lycopene, when it is cooked – a good reason to prepare fruits and vegetables in a variety of ways.
Once you’ve prepared and cooked your vegetables and fruit, spend some time on presentation. People are more likely to enjoy a meal if it’s full of variety and visually appealing, as well as tasty. Sit at the table to eat and enjoy your food without distractions like television.

Daily allowances of fruit and vegetables

Different fruits and vegetables contain different nutrients. The Australian dietary guidelines recommend that adults eat at least five kinds of vegetable and two kinds of fruit every day. A national nutrition survey conducted by the Australian Government showed that Australians of all ages do not eat enough vegetables and fruit.
Children have a smaller stomach capacity and higher energy needs than adults. They cannot eat the same serving sizes as adults. However, you should encourage your children to eat a variety of fruits and vegetables. By eating well, your children will have the energy they need to play, concentrate better, learn, sleep better and build stronger teeth and bones. Building good habits in their early years can also provide the protection of a healthy diet throughout their lives.
The Australian dietary guidelines have recommendations on how many vegetables and fruits adults, children and adolescents of different ages require. 

Why is it important to eat vegetables?

Eating vegetables provides health benefits — people who eat more vegetables and fruits as part of an overall healthy diet are likely to have a reduced risk of some chronic diseases. Vegetables provide nutrients vital for health and maintenance of your body.

Nutrients

  • Most vegetables are naturally low in fat and calories. None have cholesterol. (Sauces or seasonings may add fat, calories, and/or cholesterol.)
  • Vegetables are important sources of many nutrients, including potassium, dietary fiber, folate (folic acid), vitamin A, and vitamin C.
  • Diets rich in potassium may help to maintain healthy blood pressure. Vegetable sources of potassium include sweet potatoes, white potatoes, white beans, tomato products (paste, sauce, and juice), beet greens, soybeans, lima beans, spinach, lentils, and kidney beans.
  • Dietary fiber from vegetables, as part of an overall healthy diet, helps reduce blood cholesterol levels and may lower risk of heart disease. Fiber is important for proper bowel function. It helps reduce constipation and diverticulosis. Fiber-containing foods such as vegetables help provide a feeling of fullness with fewer calories.
  • Folate (folic acid) helps the body form red blood cells. Women of childbearing age who may become pregnant should consume adequate folate from foods, and in addition 400 mcg of synthetic folic acid from fortified foods or supplements. This reduces the risk of neural tube defects, spina bifida, and anencephaly during fetal development.
  • Vitamin A keeps eyes and skin healthy and helps to protect against infections.
  • Vitamin C helps heal cuts and wounds and keeps teeth and gums healthy. Vitamin C aids in iron absorption.

Health benefits

  • As part of an overall healthy diet, eating foods such as vegetables that are lower in calories per cup instead of some other higher-calorie food may be useful in helping to lower calorie intake.
  • Eating a diet rich in vegetables and fruits as part of an overall healthy diet may reduce risk for heart disease, including heart attack and stroke.
  • Eating a diet rich in some vegetables and fruits as part of an overall healthy diet may protect against certain types of cancers.
  • Adding vegetables can help increase intake of fiber and potassium, which are important nutrients that many Americans do not get enough of in their diet.

Summary

  • Fruits and vegetables contain important vitamins, minerals and plant chemicals. They also contain fibre.
  • There are many varieties of fruit and vegetables available and many ways to prepare, cook and serve them.
  • A diet high in fruit and vegetables can help protect you against cancer, diabetes and heart disease.
  • Eat five kinds of vegetable and two kinds of fruit every day for good health.
  • Most Australians do not eat enough fruit and vegetables.
  • When buying and serving fruit and vegetables, aim for variety to get the most nutrients and appeal.
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