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Barry Bohn, M.D. Recommends Juice Plus+®

November 16, 2009

Major health organizations throughout the world recommend that you should eat 5-6 servings each of fruits and vegetables every day. Only about 10% of the population actually does.

In a Louisiana survey a few years ago, the consumption of fruits and vegetables was about 2 servings per day and that included french fries!

I am an ophthalmologist, or an eye M.D. I specialize in taking care of patients with cataracts, glaucoma and macular degeneration and many other eye problems. Many of these people only get 1-2 servings of fruits and vegetables per day. Health and many diseases are affected by genetics and environmental factors including diet.

A higher frequency of intake of spinach or collard greens was associated with a substantially lower risk of macular degeneration in one study. Lutein is a macular pigment in the retina. It is obtained by eating spinach, kale, broccoli, dill, greens and celery. Low macular pigment density and low lutein intake are associated with a higher incidence of macular degeneration.

I encourage people to eat 5 servings of fruits and 5 servings of vegetables per day. Most do not, will not and cannot afford it. Many do not have time to prepare these foods. I take a food supplement called Juice Plus+® to enhance my intake of 17 fruits and vegetables. This raises lutein levels, betters antioxidant status, improves the immune system and lowers lipid peroxides and serum homocycteine levels.

I take Juice Plus+® every day to ensure that I get more of the healthful nutrition of fruits and vegetables in my diet. I recommend Juice Plus+® to my patients for the very same reason.

Barry Bohn, M.D.
Lafayette, Louisiana

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