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Fruits & Veggies: How Much Do You Really Need?

From the Show: Mindful Medicine
Summary: Juicing is a great way for your body to absorb nutrients faster and more optimally, rather than simply eating your fruits and veggies.
Air Date: 6/18/14
Duration: 10
Host: Holly Lucille, ND, RN
Guest Bio: Ray Doustdar, CEO Buiced INC
Ray Ray Doustdar is the CEO of BUICED Inc., and the creator of the all new BUICED Liquid Multivitamin, as well as the curator of Everyday Juicer, a website dedicated to helping people add fresh vegetable juicing to their daily lifestyle.

Through fresh vegetable juicing, Ray was able to bring down his cholesterol from 234 to 168 (down 28%) by incorporating juicing into his daily lifestyle.

During this time, he discovered that although the leafy greens are packed with phyto-nutrients, they lack many essential vitamins and minerals.

He tried taking vitamins in pill form after each juice, but they upset his stomach. Then Ray learned liquid vitamins are more readily available for easy absorption, so he decided to solve his own problem and created BUICED to "boost his juice."
Fruits & Veggies: How Much Do You Really Need?
Remember being told as a child to eat your fruits and vegetables? At the time you may have thought your parents were torturing you, but they truly wanted you to get started on the path to a healthy lifestyle.

However, even if you kept up with their advice, you might not be eating enough fruits and veggies. Many adults and children are only eating a cup of veggies and a half a cup of fruit.

Why should you be eating more?

Eating a diet rich in vegetables and fruits is an essential part of an overall healthy diet. Both fruits and veggies are loaded with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that help protect your body from disease and give you natural energy.

But should you eat the fruits and vegetables, or should you juice them?

Juicing is a great way for your body to absorb nutrients faster and more optimally, rather than simply eating your fruits and veggies.

However, juicing doesn't work the same way for fruits as it does vegetables. Fruit contains natural sugars, and by juicing them, you are removing any fiber that was bound within the fruit and you're left with just sugar. Using fruits in a blender to be used as a smoothie would be a better option if you're not into eating them raw.

Everyday juicer Ray Doustdar, joins Dr. Holly to share why you should be eating your fruits and veggies, the benefits you get from them and why juicing can help you obtain the right amount of vegetables and fruits you need daily.
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