Fruits + Vegetables
Eat your Fruits and Vegetables
Do we sound like your mother? Well, she was right. VERY right. Studies are showing that the dramatic decline in our health as a planet is not so much about the bad food we are eating, it’s about not getting enough of the good!(1) Ruvi makes getting the good fruits and vegetables easy with our freeze dried whole foods.
“A diet rich in vegetables and fruits can lower blood pressure, reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke, prevent some types of cancer, lower risk of eye and digestive problems, and have a positive effect upon blood sugar, which can help keep appetite in check.”(2)
Fruits & vegetables are THE BEST SOURCE of phytonutrients
Plants develop these powerful nutrients to fight off disease, drought, and any other stress that comes their way. Phytonutrients, such as antioxidants, polyphenols, flavonoids, carotenoids, lignins, and about 9,995 other powerful plant compounds, help your body repair, build, grow, and fight. Their effectiveness in your body is extremely similar to their effectiveness for their own survival. This is why nutritionists, doctors, and other medical professionals are so adamant about the importance of a plant-based diet.
At least part of the problem, though, is that the bioavailability to humans of these compounds starts to degrade as soon as the fruits and vegetables are harvested. You simply can’t get the kind of highest-quality nutrients with the greatest bioavailability from fresh fruits and veggies. This is where Ruvi comes in, with the best freeze dried whole foods from 26 different fruits and vegetables. Since our products are freeze dried at the highest potency for maximum phytonutrient retention, you always get your fruits and veggies at their peak in our drink packets. And you can taste the difference.
Eat at least 10 servings of F+V a day for optimal health
(½ cup servings)
- Only 1 in 10 adults are eating at least 10 servings per day.(3)
- Only 9% of High School students eat enough fruit and 1% eat enough vegetables.(4)
- 80% of Americans have a phytonutrient gap** (not getting enough colorful plant nutrients)(1)
- 1 in 5 of deaths globally are associated with poor diet.(1)
- Inadequate fruit and vegetable consumption may account for millions of deaths from heart disease and stroke each year.(5)
Reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease, cancer, and death
Reduces the risk of Type 2 Diabetes
Improves detoxification and reduces risk of cancer
Reduce rates of brain degenerative diseases
May promote weight loss by preventing blood sugar spikes
How will I feel?
You will notice some changes to your body and the way you feel when you start to consume 10 servings of fruits and vegetables every day. Ruvi makes this easier!
You may notice a little bloating, but that’s ok! Your gut probably isn’t anticipating the increase in fiber, but it will quickly regulate. You may feel less hungry between meals because of the extra fiber and water.
You may feel more energy from the increase in vitamins and minerals from the fruits and veg. Your cravings for carbs and sweets may decrease. You may feel lighter as you fill the need for sweets with freeze dried fruit. You may notice a happier digestive tract as the full effect of the fiber is kicking in!
As your desire for carbs and sweets dies down, you’ll notice some weight loss. Have you added more exercise to your routine? You’ll be looking and feeling better by now. You may notice your skin is clearer.
Your biomarkers will see great improvements. Lifestyle diseases like diabetes, cardiovascular disease, as well as inflammatory markers, blood sugar regulation, and cholesterol markers will also improve.
1 The Lancet. “Health effects of dietary risks in 195 countries", 1990-2017: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017
2 Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
3 Lee-Kwan SH, Moore LV, Blanck HM, et al. Disparities in state-specific adult fruit and vegetable consumption — United States, 2015. MMWR. 2017;66:1241–1247.
4 Moore, LV, Thompson FE, Demissie Z. Percentage of youth meeting federal fruit and vegetable intake recommendations, Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, United States and 33 states, 2013. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 2017;117(4):545-553.
5 American Society for Nutrition. “Millions of cardiovascular deaths attributed to not eating enough fruits and vegetables: Study tracks toll of suboptimal fruit and vegetable intake by region, age and gender.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 10 June 2019.