A recent study conducted by Del Monte foods found that nearly half of Americans are worried about incorporating enough fruits and vegetables in their diet. People said that when they’re unable to get fruits and vegetables, they are not the best version of themselves.*
Simply dump, shake, drink! In less than 30 seconds you can have 4 servings of whole fruits and veggies. We want you to be the best version of you. So drink up!
Seriously, it's that easy!
Additionally, Thrive Life has freeze dried fruits and vegetables that you can cook with or snack on. Between all of this...you're set!
I like to make sure I have 1 Ruvi packet a day and rotate between the 4 flavors. That way I know I'm getting the recommended amount in.
“Eat your veggies!” My mom’s words still bounce around my brain! I like to think that I try to eat healthy, but honestly, who actually knows? We’re constantly hearing contradicting information about what is a healthy diet. It can get a little frustrating, but I’m here to share with you some fruit and veggie knowledge to help ease your mind.
So let’s talk about veggies—are you getting enough? Though we may make an effort to munch on some carrots here and there, 90% of North Americans don’t eat enough veggies. This is similar with fruit: only 1 out of 10 North Americans eat the recommended daily amount of fruit. Although, I can’t tell you how many times a neighborhood mom has warned me against eating too much fruit! In reality, we’re not getting enough and could benefit from an extra apple or two. When I was young, I didn't just grab an apple to snack on it and to this day, I still don't. However, between Ruvi and Thrive Life's fruit and veggie selection, I'm good now. I can "eat or drink the rainbow" easily. I also don't have to worry about spoilage and that's the best part! Nothing is more frustrating that stocking up at the store and getting 1/2 way through the week to find those moldy strawberries or blueberries, apples that are woody, or bananas that are not at their peak.
Fruits in particular are loaded with antioxidants and fiber and are high in vitamins and minerals. They help with weight loss, reduce the risk of disease, and result in an overall healthier body. While they are higher in sugar, the extra fiber in fruit helps to absorb the sugar, which actually helps to control your blood sugar.
Now if I told you that veggies were rich in protein, would you laugh at me? Well, prepare to giggle because 1 cup of broccoli has 2.6 grams of protein! That may sound like a small amount, but when you’re snacking on this veggie, it begins to add up!
In fact, veggies are a great way to get protein, vitamins, and minerals without adding sugar, fat, or cholesterol. Eating veggies can help reduce your risk of kidney stones, disease, bone loss, heart attacks, and strokes.
So how many fruits and veggies should you eat? Aim to fill at least half of your plate with fruits and veggies, or make it a goal to eat 3-5 servings of each per day. Try balancing these servings throughout your day, starting with one serving at breakfast, one serving at lunch, and one serving at dinner; and then get that extra serving through snacks! It’s also important to make sure these fruits and veggies are of the highest quality. If they’ve been artificially ripened, picked early, or have been sitting on the grocery shelf for too long, the nutrient content can be compromised. You can find clean, naturally ripened options by researching local farmers with high food standards, or by growing your own food.
Thrive Life is obviously my go-to because we remove the guessing game! Thrive Life provides you with the highest quality, most nutrient-dense food on the planet. So grab some strawberries, or a handful of broccoli, and start adding more fruits and veggies to your daily diet.
If still eating fruits and veggies isn't your thing, drink them! These Ruvi drinks are delish!
Why use Thrive Life foods?
Thrive food is different than any other kind you’ll find on the market.
- These foods won’t spoil in a few days…or even a few weeks. They’re good.
- You won’t be thawing, degreasing, or cutting raw meat.
- You won’t be chopping veggies or washing and peeling fruit.
- There’s an extra burst of flavor you won’t find anywhere else! Just take a bite!
- Just toss in any meal or refresh (rehydrate) in warm water.
- Free of GMOs, preservatives, artificial nonsense and chemical junk
- The Nutrilock Promise! It's our little secret that makes our food higher in nutrients and freeze-dried fresh all year long. It's a rigorous 41 step process that one we own, and that it takes that wild, naturally ripened food and gently locks in the nutrients and flavor without the use of preservatives. Can the grocery store do that?
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