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Juice Plus+ Newsletter Fall/Winter 2008

February 11, 2009

We all know that nutrition and exercise are both important parts
of a healthy lifestyle. That’s why, from a nutrition standpoint, the
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Dietary Guidelines at recommend that adults eat 7 to 13 servings
of fruits and vegetables every day, depending on age, gender, and
level of physical activity.
The difficulty of doing that, of course, is one reason why you
take Juice Plus+® – in addition to eating as many servings of
fruits and vegetables each day as possible. Fruits and vegetables not only
provide antioxidants and other phytonutrients that help you stay healthier,
but they also provide the kind of quality fuel that your body needs
for exercise and other physical activity.
What many people don’t know, however, is that exercise – while providing
all sorts of healthful benefits – also creates added nutritional demands on
the body in the form of additional free radicals and oxidative stress. People
need even greater amounts of antioxidants in their diets to offset these additional
demands. As demonstrated in numerous independent, peer-reviewed
clinical studies, Juice Plus+® not only delivers those extra antioxidants into the
bloodstream, but also reduces several key indicators of oxidative stress. That’s why
taking Juice Plus+® is especially important for people who are physically active.
A fitness prescription for you and your family
Just as the added nutrition of Juice Plus+® is important to those who exercise, exercise
is important to those who take Juice Plus+®. We encourage you and your family to
bring together both of these important elements of a healthy lifestyle – good nutrition and
regular exercise – in a way that helps you make both a permanent part of your life. In fact, we
offer a simple, five-part “fitness prescription” designed to help you (continued on next page)
Juice Plus+®
Fitness Prescription
Prevention Plus+ Profile:
David Phillips, M.D.
The Fitness Effect
achieve not only better nutrition for you and your family, but
an overall healthier lifestyle as well.
1. Exercise at least 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week.
The USDA recommends that adults engage in 30 minutes of
moderate-intensity physical activity most days of the week to
reduce the risk of chronic disease – and that children and
teenagers should be physically active at least 60 minutes a day.
Unfortunately, more than 70 percent of American adults don’t
get enough physical activity to provide health benefits, while
40 percent of adults are not active at all in their leisure time.
The health benefits of regular exercise are as well documented
as the health benefits of a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and
grains. Regular exercise can help make the heart and lungs
stronger and more efficient in delivering oxygen to your body,
while promoting normal blood pressure, increasing the level
of “good cholesterol” (HDL), and lowering the level of “bad
cholesterol” (LDL).
Regular exercise can also help build and maintain
healthy bones, muscles, and joints; improve
insulin resistance and stabilize blood sugar; and
increase endurance and energy. Research shows
that even moderate amounts of aerobic
exercise can have a significant impact on
And, of course, you look better
and feel better when you
exercise. Exercise is the
quickest way to increase
your metabolic rate and
get rid of unwanted
body fat by building
(or preserving)
lean muscle mass
and improving
the body’s ability
to burn calories –
both of which are
key to achieving and
maintaining a more
desirable body weight.
What kind of exercise
should you do? That’s easy: the
one that you will do! It doesn’t have to be complicated – or
even overly demanding. Whether it’s a comprehensive workout
routine or a daily walk, any physical activity counts. In
fact, walking is one of the easiest ways to incorporate regular
exercise into a busy lifestyle. You should also look for opportunities
to increase incidental physical activity – things like
taking the stairs instead of the elevator.
2. Try to reduce the level of stress in your life.
There is substantial scientific evidence that stress is unhealthy –
and highly correlated with illness and infections.
For starters, there are a number of poor health behaviors that
people use to cope with stress – including overeating, smoking,
and excessive alcohol or caffeine consumption. Reducing your
level of stress can help you eliminate (or at least minimize) bad
health habits such as these.
While it may be difficult to reduce the causes of stress in your
life, you can take any number of steps to improve your body’s
ability to deal with that stress. For example, exercise has a
stress-reducing impact because it lowers levels of “stress hormones”
such as cortisol and increases the level of endorphins,
your body’s “feel-good” chemicals. Getting the proper amount
of sleep every night is also very important. As we sleep, our
bodies release growth hormone and melatonin; these are
chemicals that aid in the body’s ability to repair itself, improve
the quality of your sleep, and help delay some of the changes
that we normally attribute to aging. Most of us need around
eight hours of sleep a night.
3. Drink plenty of water, every day.
Proper hydration is critical to your health and wellness – especially
when you exercise. Drinking too little water can have a
significant negative effect on your physical performance and
even result in dehydration. In addition, drinking a full glass of
water before a meal can help provide a sensation of “fullness,”
resulting in fewer calories consumed.
As a good rule of thumb, you should drink the equivalent of
at least half your body weight in ounces of water daily. For
example, if you weigh 150 pounds, you should drink at least 75
ounces – or 2.2 liters – of water a day. If you weigh less than
128 pounds, you should still drink at least 64 ounces – or
about 2 liters – of water a day. When you exercise, you need
even more water because of the fluids you lose when you sweat.
Exercise creates added nutritional demands on the body in the form of
oxidative stress. Juice Plus+® has been clinically proven to reduce oxidative stress.
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Prevention Plus+ Profile:
David Phillips, M.D.
4. Eat better – especially more fruits and vegetables.
There is a common myth that a good exercise program can compensate for a bad diet.
Nothing could be further from the truth! The more you exercise for better health,
the more you need good nutrition – especially more fruits and vegetables, along with
more whole foods (and fewer processed foods) in general.
Study after study shows a positive correlation between any number of markers of
better health and fruit and vegetable consumption. The more fruits and vegetables
you eat, the greater your protection against chronic diseases and the better
your performance in work and play.
5. Take Juice Plus+® – every day.
Juice Plus+® helps bridge the nutritional gap between what you should eat
and what you actually eat every day. Importantly,
Home: Atlanta, Georgia
Medical specialty: Sports medicine
Education, training, and early career: Graduated with
academic honors from Harvard University in 1984. Received his
medical degree from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio in
1989. Completed residency in Emergency Medicine in 1991.
Practiced as a board-certified emergency physician from
1991 to 2000.
Current position: Chief Medical Advisor for Athletic Training
Services, LLC in Atlanta, a multisport facility involved with
human performance and metabolic testing.
Athletic career: Twelve-time Prep School Swimming All-
American at Deerfield Academy in Deerfield, Massachusetts.
National Prep School Champion, 100-yard backstroke. All-
American swimmer at Harvard. Two-time USA Triathlon
All-American (2004 and 2007). Qualified as a member of
Team USA for the 2008 ITU World Ironman Triathlon
Championships in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Community service: Affiliated with the Getting 2 Tri
Foundation (, which provides coaching,
training, and mentoring to physically challenged athletes
in the sports of swimming, running, cycling, and triathlon.
Health advice: “Eating more fruits and vegetables and
engaging in a regular exercise program have both been shown
to promote better health and longevity. I can’t stress enough
the critical role that the thousands of phytonutrients found in
fruits and vegetables play in helping protect our bodies from
oxidative stress and free radical damage – not only as a part of
normal metabolism, but especially during exercise.”
Why he recommends Juice Plus+®: “As both a physician and
an Ironman Triathlete, I understand the importance of good
nutrition from both a medical and a practical perspective. The
USDA recommendation of 7 to 13 servings of fruits and
vegetables every day is very difficult to attain. I recommend
Juice Plus+® to everyone, regardless of their level of physical
activity. Juice Plus+® helps ensure that we are giving our bodies
nutrition from the best sources of micronutrients – nutrition
that is essential in helping protect us from the damaging
effects of oxidative stress.”
Dr. David Phillips is one of the many health professionals speaking
to audiences around the world as part of our Juice Plus+® Prevention
Plus+ Health Education Series. If you’d like to attend a Prevention
Plus+ health talk in your area, ask your Juice Plus+® representative
or visit our website at
“I recommend Juice Plus+® to everyone,
regardless of their level of physical activity.”
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taking Juice Plus+® can help you with other components of
our fitness prescription as well. For example, based on
responses to the Juice Plus+® Children’s Health Study
• 69% of adults and 59% of children report eating more
fruits and vegetables after a year of taking Juice Plus+®.
• Similarly, 79% of adults and 67% of children say that
they drink more water after a full year of Juice Plus+®.
• Finally, 61% of parents reported an increase in their
child’s overall level of physical activity after a year of taking
Juice Plus+®.
We believe that eating Juice Plus+® in combination with
regular exercise and the other components of our “fitness
prescription” will create a noticeable “fitness effect” in you.
You’ll be able to do more things, do them better, and do them
longer into your life.
Learn more about this five-part “fitness
prescription” in our CD/DVD called
The Fitness Effect. Ask your Juice
Plus+® representative for a
free copy.
Experience the “fitness effect” of good nutrition and regular exercise.
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