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Eat Your Fruits And Vegetables: One Extra Serving Per Day Ma

Postby Admin » Sun Apr 15, 2007 11:10 pm

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/20 ... 183652.htm

Science Daily — A new study among AARP members shows that just one additional serving of fruit and vegetables per day may lower your risk of head and neck cancer, but the data suggest that you may not want to stop at just one, according to researchers from the National Cancer Institute.
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Getting in Vegetables

Postby JoeBerne » Mon Apr 16, 2007 6:07 am

I can't imagine I'll get too much sympathy on this, but I really hate the taste of most vegetables. I'll choke down a serving a meal, maybe a little more, but I'm always looking for alternatives. Has anyone heard anything/ know anything about a product called Greens Plus (I'm not promoting it - I just want to know if anyone knows anything about it)? It's supposed to be, basically, vegetables in a pill - easier to take than actual vegetables. I know it wouldn't be anywhere near as good as actual vegetables, but is it worthwhile at all or just a waste of money? BTW if you know anything, pros or cons, about any other green food supplements (there are lots of them) I'd be happy to hear it too.

Thanks,
Joe
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Postby Tupperwhere » Mon Apr 16, 2007 8:26 pm

I used to take something called simple greens and it was a chew able vegetable replacer. I cant stand veggies either, especially of the green variety.
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Postby Admin » Mon Apr 16, 2007 9:16 pm

try to sautee them with oil and meat
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Re: Getting in Vegetables

Postby Cayenne » Sat Apr 21, 2007 3:22 am

JoeBerne wrote:I can't imagine I'll get too much sympathy on this, but I really hate the taste of most vegetables. I'll choke down a serving a meal, maybe a little more, but I'm always looking for alternatives. Has anyone heard anything/ know anything about a product called Greens Plus (I'm not promoting it - I just want to know if anyone knows anything about it)? It's supposed to be, basically, vegetables in a pill - easier to take than actual vegetables. I know it wouldn't be anywhere near as good as actual vegetables, but is it worthwhile at all or just a waste of money? BTW if you know anything, pros or cons, about any other green food supplements (there are lots of them) I'd be happy to hear it too.

Thanks,
Joe


Hi Joe,

I believe I've read your posts over at the Fast-5 board, yes ? Anyway I visit a variety of boards, ( eg; FullKOntact, Ross, CF, Performance Menu, of course, SimpleFit, etc., ) as health & vitality are "lifeways" of mine. Obviously, it is the Way you've chosen as well, and I sincerely wish that you travel it with great joy and success.

I have some information that might be of value to you with respect to your vegetable intake inquiry. It is connected with something I have a commercial interest in, so I am going to refrain from detailing it here. If you'd like more information, I will welcome your PM or e-mail to: edfesq@yahoo.com

All the best,

Eddie
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Postby Admin » Sat Apr 21, 2007 6:58 am

What is the product?
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Re: Getting in Vegetables

Postby coine » Sat Apr 21, 2007 1:55 pm

JoeBerne wrote:I can't imagine I'll get too much sympathy on this, but I really hate the taste of most vegetables. (…)

Thanks,
Joe


I'm not sure if this is any help (actually I'm fairly sure it won't be), but I just bought string beans in a can for the first time, and I absolutely despised the taste. In contrast, I love the taste of fresh string beans, so maybe, just maybe you'd like the taste of beans from a can.

Out of interest, what exactly do you mean when you say vegetables? Just the leafy kind, or carrots, potatoes and the like as well?
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Postby Cayenne » Sun Apr 22, 2007 11:33 am

Admin wrote:What is the product?


www.wellway.com

All the best,

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Postby JoeBerne » Mon Apr 23, 2007 5:12 am

Coine -

I actually like fresh or steamed string beans, brussels sprouts, and a few other vegetables, but nowhere near the variety I know I should be eating. I tried the idea of sauteing (sp?) some peppers and onions with meat and it did taste pretty good - or at least the meat flavor hid the veggie flavor enough for me to eat it without gagging.

Of course, I love potatoes, but I'm pretty sure that more starch in my diet is NOT what I need (carbs and I do not get along, or should I say I get along with them too well).

Now I'm off to check out wellway.com. I promise I'll buy any through you, Eddie, if I do buy any :)
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Postby Admin » Mon Apr 23, 2007 7:33 pm

Just realize that that will not come close to the real deal, but probably better than nothing.
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Postby Cayenne » Tue Apr 24, 2007 6:05 am

Admin wrote:Just realize that that will not come close to the real deal, but probably better than nothing.


Hi Kevin,

My sense of you is that you are a very well intended gentleman, with a strong altruistic drive, which led you to initiating and maintaining simplefit.org. I admire, respect, thank and commend you for all that.

I don't know whether or not you have read the available research on the product I recommended. Yes, with respect to eating fresh, whole produce the company, in describing it's product, does use the phrase, "the next best thing". However, some of the studies and testing, IMO, make a statement like, "that will not come close to the real deal," untrue. If the author of such a statement has not reviewed the available studies and testing it is, at the very least, unfair.

I am a Fast-5ing, Paleo-eating, "brief, frequent, intense, varied," exercising son of a gun. 8)

Many of the concepts contained in the approaches to wellness mentioned, were not "mainstream" years ago, and to a some extent, are still battling for broader acceptance in the "marketplace of ideas". Yet, those concepts are acknowledged, if not embraced by the SimpleFit community and others.

Before dismissing something after a mere cursory review, I would hope that folks "empty their cup" to new ideas that may have validity and value beyond what the knee jerk response is open to receive. (BTW, I have no idea Kevin, if you are in that cursory review/knee jerk group. Perhaps you have poured over the research and testing and have a better grasp of the science than I do. If that is the case, then you are certainly entitled to your well informed opinion and I respect you for voicing it.)

Thanks for reading.

All the best,

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Postby Admin » Tue Apr 24, 2007 6:49 pm

I feel an obligation to the members here to suggest they
question the value of packaged processed food products meant to
replace whole foods. I created this site as a direct response to all the misinformation that abounds for people trying to get in shape. There is a direct correlation between our divergence from fresh whole foods and obesity and disease.

In all fairness I have not done in depth review of the product but
only tertiary review on the crossfit forums.
http://www.crossfit.com/cgi-bin/discus/search.cgi
search juice+ juice plus

However the bottom line for me as a general rule is that processed foods do not come close to whole foods in in nutritional value and your product should not be considered a 1-1 replacement for whole fruit and vegetables IMHO.

That said there may be an appropriate place for your product for some
people on this board.

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Postby Cayenne » Wed Apr 25, 2007 3:10 pm

Admin wrote:I feel an obligation to the members here to suggest they
question the value of packaged processed food products meant to
replace whole foods. I created this site as a direct response to all the misinformation that abounds for people trying to get in shape. There is a direct correlation between our divergence from fresh whole foods and obesity and disease.

In all fairness I have not done in depth review of the product but
only tertiary review on the crossfit forums.
http://www.crossfit.com/cgi-bin/discus/search.cgi
search juice+ juice plus

However the bottom line for me as a general rule is that processed foods do not come close to whole foods in in nutritional value and your product should not be considered a 1-1 replacement for whole fruit and vegetables IMHO.

That said there may be an appropriate place for your product for some
people on this board.

Cheers



I agree Kevin. Especially "question the value."

I too, would not suggest that JP+ is a 1-1 replacement. ( I eat tons of fresh, whole, raw, organic F&V.) For those who can't, won't or don't get a variety of same, it's an economical, convenient, "insurance policy". For those who do, it's still an insurance policy, in terms of variety and consistency. At approx. $1.30 per day, it's a great way to have the peace of mind that one is consistently getting the protective benefits that only a variety of whole, fresh raw F&V can confer. ( Decisions about wellness, like everything else, involve decisions about resource allocation, ie; how $ is spent. I'd rather take a JP+ daily than have a cup of Starbucks, etc. )

[BTW, JP+ is a whole food product, (ie; has a food label,) NOT a fractionated supplement (with a supplement label.) ]

Also, I hope folks research beyond what others had to say at CrossFit.

Initially, I refrained from posting specifics, as I hesitated to bring a commercial interest to your forum. Thank you for asking about it and for giving your honest opinion.

My belief in JP+ goes beyond what's been posted here and I welcome any inquiries.

All the best,

Eddie
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Re: Getting in Vegetables

Postby jonncarlo » Tue Jun 08, 2010 8:43 am

JoeBerne wrote:I can't imagine I'll get too much sympathy on this, but I really hate the taste of most vegetables. I'll choke down a serving a meal, maybe a little more, but I'm always looking for alternatives. Has anyone heard anything/ know anything about a product called Greens Plus (I'm not promoting it - I just want to know if anyone knows anything about it)? It's supposed to be, basically, vegetables in a pill - easier to take than actual vegetables. I know it wouldn't be anywhere near as good as actual vegetables, but is it worthwhile at all or just a waste of money? BTW if you know anything, pros or cons, about any other green food supplements (there are lots of them) I'd be happy to hear it too.

Thanks,
Joe


Super green food supplements can be described as healthy fast foods designed to fine tune your body and restore health by strengthening your immune system. Super green foods are highly nutritious. They assist with restoring the body system to a healthy alkaline state from an illness-promoting acidic state. I think it still very important to us to eat vegetable I mean green food although other taste not good.
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Postby moonablaze » Wed Jun 09, 2010 8:19 pm

I love my juice plus. There is actually very good peer-reviewed research to support using juice plus (not only that stuff in juice plus is good for you, but that the vitamins and minerals get absorbed into your body and that it is USED by the body) and interestingly several of the studies have found that people start eating more fruits and vegetables when they've been taking juice plus!

(I am a distributor but I became one after my mother, a medical doctor, started having great results and I have had good results too. I'm not going to link to my distributor website here but if you're interested you can private message me).
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