The Power of Plants

Ruvi focus smoothie in a shaker bottle surrounded by berries and tart cherry

Plants are powerful. They make oxygen for us to breathe, they remove harmful carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, and they are chock full of nutrients. Fruits and vegetables help our bodies grow, protect us from harmful compounds, and nurture our intelligence. Plants are pretty amazing, and because of this, more and more doctors, nutritionists, scientists, dieticians, and food experts agree that a plant-based diet is the best diet that humans can consume.

 

Why Plants?

Eating a wide variety of plants, that is, fruits and vegetables, legumes, beans, nuts and seeds, has proven extremely beneficial for human beings. Plants contain compounds called phytonutrients which have been scientifically proven to aid the human body in numerous ways. All of our systems benefit from a plant-based diet, from our digestion, to the health of our brains, to the combating of free radicals, which are chemicals that cause cancer. A plant-based diet can lower your cholesterol; one study showed that people who ate a plant-based diet that was loaded with cholesterol-lowering foods actually lowered their cholesterol by up to 30 percent. Plants are pretty much the food group that you cannot actually max out on: you can eat as many fruits and vegetables as you like and your doctor is going to be absolutely thrilled.

 

Cool, So I Can Just Eat Potatoes All The Time?

Not exactly. The most important part about consuming a plant-based diet is to get as much variety as you can. Eating potatoes all the time isn’t useful — but eating potatoes sometimes is fine, and some varieties of potatoes are high in phytonutrients, such as Peruvian purple potatoes and red potatoes. If you eat nothing but potatoes, you’ll probably end up looking like one.

Really, you should seek to get as much variety in your diet as possible. The great thing about plants is that there are hundreds of varieties to choose from that are delicious and easy to eat. The more variety in your diet the better, because you are nourishing your body with a huge selection of nutrients. Your body loves this, and your brain does too.

 

Does This Mean I Have to Stop Eating Meat?

Absolutely not. If you would like to choose to stop eating meat, that is your choice. The idea behind a plant-based diet isn’t to make you eat nothing but plants, it’s to get you eating more plants, and a greater variety. Meat contains beneficial protein and fat as well as nutrient compounds. Consuming a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, seeds, nuts and legumes, however, is beneficial to your overall health and well-being.

If you’re concerned that a plant-based diet is somehow restrictive, or it means that you can’t eat as much meat, consider this: shifting to a plant-based diet opens up a whole new world of possibilities! Instead of the same old meat and potatoes or highly processed foods, you get to choose from myriad plant varieties to add to your diet. If you think of it in these terms, it might be an easier pill to swallow.

 

How Do I Get The Fruits & Vegetables I Need?

Absolutely not. If you would like to choose to stop eating meat, that is your choice. The idea behind a plant-based diet isn’t to make you eat nothing but plants, it’s to get you eating more plants, and a greater variety. Meat contains beneficial protein and fat as well as nutrient compounds. Consuming a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, seeds, nuts and legumes, however, is beneficial to your overall health and well-being.

Obviously, your local grocer stocks a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. Unfortunately, much of the produce there had to be transported hundreds or thousands of miles and artificially ripened, which actually causes the produce to lose some of its nutrients. Your local grocery store is convenient, but much of the time you’re not getting produce at its full potency.

If you have access to a farmer’s market or a CSA (community supported agriculture) these places can be helpful in adding a variety of fruits and veggies to your diet. You’ll also be supporting your local farm economy by shopping at a CSA or a farmer’s market. If you join a CSA, typically you’ll get a box containing a variety of produce, whatever is ripe and ready that week. A farmer’s market gives you more options to choose from. Still, fresh produce, while delicious, requires preparation time, which a lot of people don’t have.

 

Freeze Dried Produce

At Ruvi, we see the pain points of getting fruits and vegetables into your diet. It can be inconvenient, time consuming, and sometimes you don’t even get everything the produce has to offer. We solved these problems so that you can get 4 servings of fruits and veggies anytime, anywhere. On the go, at home, in the gym, at the office, you name it, you can enjoy Ruvi. It’s even travel-friendly.

Ruvi offers 26 different fruits and vegetables in four different varieties: Active, Boost, Clean and Focus. Each packet contains a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, and we freeze dry the whole fruits and vegetables, skins and all, so that you don’t miss out on that beneficial fiber. Ruvi is preservative-free, doesn’t contain any sweeteners or stabilizers, and is in fact actually just fruits and vegetables. You can mix Ruvi with water for a delicious drink on the go, sprinkle it over cereal, oatmeal, or a salad, mix it into a smoothie or yogurt: the choice is yours! However you decide to consume your Ruvi, you’re getting a full four servings of fruits and veggies in every packet.

Ruvi makes it simple and convenient to get your fruits and veggies every day. With four delicious flavors and four servings of fruits and vegetables in each packet of Ruvi, you’re putting the power of plants to work for you.




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