By Dr. Bob McCauley
My health philosophy includes making sure you have a tremendous variety of fruits and vegetables. If it’s not possible to eat right because of a busy schedule or you’re traveling, then turn to the convenience of a simple capsule full of high quality superfoods.
I put together an incredible Superfood BLEND of 42 fruits and vegetables (1500 ORAC) in capsule form for your convenience. Two capsules per day and get the nutritional benefits of 42 different fruits and vegetables and the antioxidant value is high.
Ingredients: Blueberry, Cranberry, Grapeseed, Strawberry, Raspberry, Pomegranate,
Bilberry, Alfalfa, Carrot, Beet, Broccoli, Acai, Chokeberry, Apple, Apple Pectin, Maqui, Grape Skin, Black Cherry, Tomato, Barley, Celery, Chlorella, Black Currant, Artichoke, Mango, Pineapple, Spirulina, Dandelion, Wheat Grass, Green Tea, Milk Thistle, Siberian Ginseng, Ashitaba, Bing Cherry, Elderberry, Goji, Grapefruit, Mangosteen, Spinach, Tart Cherry, Papaya.
The ORAC for Dr. Bob’s 42 Blend is 1500 (ORAC = Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity, or antioxidant potential).
A 2007 study performed by John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Report made it clear that most people do not eat anywhere enough Fruits and Vegetables:
According to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) guidelines, Americans should consume at least two servings of fruit and three servings of vegetables each day as part of a healthy diet. Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health report that Americans are not meeting these minimum levels. John Hopkins 2007 Report
During the 1999 to 2002 study period, 28 percent and 32 percent of U.S. adults met USDA guidelines for fruits and vegetables, respectively. John Hopkins 2007 Report
Approximately 62 percent did not consume any whole fruit servings, and 75 percent did not consume fruit juice. One-quarter of the study participants reported eating no vegetables. Comparing the two sets of data, there was a small decrease—from 35 percent in 1988 to 1994 to 32 percent in 1999 to 2002—in the percentage of the study group who met the daily vegetable recommendation. John Hopkins 2007 Report