Unicity’s Produce 24 ~ Are You really getting all Your Fruits and Vegetables?
SHOP TALK NOTES·WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2016
Experts recommend that we eat 7 – 9 servings of fruit and vegetables daily. Fruit and vegetables contain irreplaceable combinations of powerful phytonutrients that are essential to good health. Daily Produce 24 includes Fruit Infusion™ and Vegetable Infusion™ and will help improve your health in several important ways.
Recent research indicates that getting antioxidants from whole foods may be more effective than taking isolated vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Daily Produce 24 is packaged in gelatin-free capsules of plant origin. The fruit and vegetables used in Daily Produce 24 are not subject to any unnecessary processing, heating or pasteurization, which can damage phytonutrients and weaken potency. The fruit and vegetables are pulped in a manner that retains all the nutrient sources, and the liquid is then gently flash-dried to minimize damage to nutrients. The resulting high-potency powder is encapsulated without added binders and fillers.
The ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) Assay testing method has shown that
different supplements provide drastically variant results. Daily Produce 24’s extracts of over 24 fruits and vegetables are prepared according to proprietary techniques that increase their absorption rate. In fact, ORAC Assay testing indicates that Daily Produce 24 yields considerably higher absorbency rates than capsules packaged through other means.
According to Agricultural Research, Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) is the measurement of “the ability of foods, blood plasma, and just about any substance to subdue oxygen free radicals in the test tube.” The higher the ORAC value, the more potent the substance’s free-radical-scavenging capacity. Consuming high-ORAC foods result in a proportionate rise in blood serum ORAC. Across the board, fruit and vegetables have higher ORAC value than any other foods. By consuming foods with high ORAC values, we may be able to combat the effects of aging. Aging has been linked to oxidative stress on tissues and cells. Reducing oxidative stress and damage through high-ORAC nutrition may lead to health and longevity.
Benefits and Features:
Provides excellent protection against oxidative stress, as measured by the power and
duration of Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity
Harvested and processed to maximize whole-food benefits and preserve micronutrients and naturally occurring enzymes
Packaged in plant-based capsules, which means the supplements contain no animal products and receive the top Kosher rating
Features extracts that retain natural deep colour. Studies have shown that robust colours in food indicate higher levels of nutrient activity
Proprietary fruit juice blend (plum juice powder, cranberry juice powder, blueberry juice powder, strawberry juice powder, blackberry juice powder, bilberry juice powder, cherry juice powder, apricot juice powder, papaya juice powder, orange juice powder, grape juice powder, Pineapple juice powder), capsules of plant origin (plant cellulose) and magnesium stearate.
Proprietary vegetable juice blend (parsley juice powder, kale juice powder, spinach juice powder, wheat grass juice powder, Brussels sprouts juice powder, asparagus juice powder, broccoli juice powder, cauliflower juice powder, beet juice powder, carrot juice powder, cabbage juice powder, garlic juice powder), in capsules of plant origin (plant cellulose) and magnesium stearate.
Highlights of some of the Ingredients:
Plums – Antioxidant – High in Vitamin C which also safeguards LDL from oxidation. Plums are also a good source of other heart healthy nutrients, such as Vitamin A, Potassium and dietary fiber.
Cranberries – Prevents urinary tract infections, it acidifies the urine, contains an antibacterial agent called hippuric acid and also contains other compounds that reduce the ability of E. coli bacteria, the pathogen responsible for 80-90% of urinary tract infections, to adhere to the walls of the urinary tract. Cranberry has also been found to prevent the bacterium responsible for most gastric ulcers, H. Pylori from adhering to stomach lining cells.
Blueberry – Antioxidant protection most comes from the berry when you eat them fresh. Researchers have found that blueberries help protect the brain from oxidative stress and may reduce the effects of age-related conditions such as dementia, learning capacity, motor skills, source of dietary fiber, helps digestive system to reduce the inflammation that often times cause loose bowel movements. Blueberries also contain the same compounds found in cranberries that prevent or eliminate urinary tract infections by reducing the ability of E. Coli, the bacteria that is the most common cause of urinary tract infections.
Strawberry – Antioxidant protection, strawberries serve as potent antioxidants that have repeatedly been shown to help protect cell structures in the body and to prevent oxygen damage in all the body’s organ system. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like aspirin or ibuprofen thwart pain by blocking the cox enzyme, who’s over activity has been shown to contribute to unwanted inflammation, such as that which is involved in arthritis, asthma, atherosclerosis and cancer. Research has shown that strawberries help protect the brain from oxidative stress and may reduce the effects of age-related declines in brain function. Promotes joint health like rheumatoid arthritis. Strawberries are also a concentrated source of many other nutrients providing additional health-promoting benefits. These nutrients include bone-building vitamin K, magnesium, manganese and copper: heart health omega-3, fatty acids, dietary fiber, folate, Vitamin B6 and potassium, thyroid hormone-promoting iodine, and energy producing Vitamin B2 and B5. Since one cup of strawberries contains only 43 calories, they are an ideal food for healthy weight control.
Apricot – Optimal antioxidant – It has 2 carotenoids which have been receiving attention for their antioxidant activity as well as for their anticancer and anti-aging potentials. Beta-carotene is also important for promoting healthy immune function as well as helping cells to communicate with each other. Apricots are a very good source of Vitamin C. This antioxidant powerhouse helps to quench free-radicals in aqueous environments both inside and outside of the cell. Inside the cell, it plays an important role in protecting DNA, the cornerstone of our genetic material. Promotes vision health because of the concentrated source of Vitamin A, which can protect the lens of the eye from free-radical damage. This damage can lead to cataracts or macular degeneration since it inhibits proper blood supply to the eye. Researchers have found that women with the highest Vitamin A intake have found that women with the highest Vitamin A intake have a 40% reduced risk of developing cataracts another recent study found that eating 3 or more servings of fruit per day reduced risk of developing macular degeneration.
Papaya – Promotes digestive health not only is it used to aid digestion, but natural healthcare practitioners sometime recommend it when a person has allergic reactions to food since some of these reactions are thought to be caused by undigested protein. Promotes inflammatory balance the protein-digesting enzyme has been shown to help lower inflammation and improve healing from burns. In addition, the antioxidant nutrients found in papaya including Vitamin C, Vitamin E and beta-carotene are very good at reducing inflammation. This may explain why people with diseases that get worse with inflammation – such as asthma, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis – find that the severity of their condition is reduced when they get more of these nutrients. Papaya also promotes lung health.
Orange – Promotes optimal health strong anti-inflammatory properties. The flavonoid hesperidin has been singled out in phytonutrient research on oranges and shown to lower high blood pressure as well as cholesterol in animal studies.
Kale – Promotes optimal health and vision health. The carotenoids act like sunglasses, filtering ultraviolet light and preventing damage to the eyes from excessive exposure to it. Studies have shown the protective effects of these nutrients against the risk of cataracts. Some had 50% lower risk for new cataracts. Promotes antioxidant protection. Contains Lutien, zeaxanthin and beta-carotene. Contains a nutrient known as Indole 3 carbinol which has many studies showing its advantages in fighting breast cancer and female hormone related ailments
Spinach – Promotes energy and vitality. Iron in spinach is a component of hemoglobin, which transports oxygen from the lungs to all body cells, and is also part of key enzyme systems for energy production and metabolism. Researchers have identified at least 13 different flavanoid compounds in spinach that function as antioxidants and anticancer agents. Promotes brain health. Promotes heart health. Promotes vision health.
Brussel Sprouts – Promotes healthy skin. Vitamin C supports immune function and the manufacture of collagen, a protein that forms the ground substance of body structures including the skin, connective tissue, cartilage and tendons. Promotes digestive health. Contains a nutrient known as Indole 3 carbinol which has many studies showing its advantages in fighting breast cancer and female hormone related ailments
Asparagus – Promotes digestive health, a natural diuretic properties, and promotes heart health. Promotes healthy pregnancy because the folic acid in asparagus is essential for property cellular division since it is necessary in DNA synthesis. Without folic acid, the fetus nervous system cells do not divide properly. Inadequate folic acid during pregnancy has been linked to several birth defects, including neural tube defects like spina bifida. Promotes bone health. Promotes energy production.
Broccoli – Promotes optimal health. Broccoli contains phytonutrients thought to have anti-cancer effects. Promotes heart health which includes a 20% reduction in risk of heart disease. Promotes digestive health. It helps with H pylori that is responsible for most peptic ulcers found to increase a person’s risk of getting stomach cancer three to six fold. Promotes vision health, promotes bone health, promotes healthy pregnancy. Contains a nutrient known as Indole 3 carbinol which has many studies showing its advantages in fighting breast cancer and female hormone related ailments
Carrot – Promotes heart health, promotes lung health, protects against cardiovascular disease.
Cabbage – Reviewing 94 studies that evaluated the relation between vegetables and cancer, researchers found that in 67% of the case control studies, eating these vegetables was associated with a reduction of cancer. In 70% of the studies, cabbage consumption was associated with lower risk of cancer, especially of the lungs, stomach and colon. Promotes digestive health. Raw cabbage juice is documented as being effective in treating peptic ulcers. Cabbage may also provide protection from colon cancer. Contains a nutrient known as Indole 3 carbynol which has many studies showing its advantages in fighting breast cancer and female hormone related ailments
Garlic – Beneficial for the following: Blood pressure, blood purifier, candida, circulation, colds, digestion, ear infection, fever, flu, fungus, infections, lungs, parasites, prostate gland, staph and strep infection, yeast infections.
Parsley – Beneficial for kidney problems, water retention and bladder infections.
Author: Darlene Long