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Organic Red Fruits and Vegetables
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Modern American society has created extremely active, on the go individuals who are trying to balance their health along with an exceedingly busy work and home environment. Often the repercussion of this busy lifestyle is the inability to consume well balanced, highly nutritious meals throughout the day. People are consuming higher amounts of ready made products and processed foods, while not achieving the recommended daily serving of fruits and vegetables. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) encourages Americans to eat 5-9 servings of fruits and vegetables per day. A survey conducted by the National Health and Nutrition Examination committee examined the amount and variety of fruits and vegetables consumed by Americans and found that only 1 in 10 people ate the recommended servings of fruits and vegetables per day. Even more alarming was the fact that the largest overall contributor to fruit intake among Americans was orange juice. It has long been known the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle includes consuming a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables that have been grown on nutrient dense soil. Springboard’s Organic Red Fruits and Veggies powder is an excellent tasting, highly concentrated formula that provides all the exceptional phytochemical benefits from a variety of nutritious fruits and vegetables in one convenient serving per day.
Benefits of Fruit and Vegetable
Plants contain a large array of biologically active compounds known collectively as phytochemicals. These secondary metabolites are essential for the survival and overall growth of the plant because they help the plant adapt to the varying environmental conditions in which it is exposed to. In fact, the amount of phytochemicals produced by a plant will vary depending on climate, soil content, insect and bacterial abundance, moisture, ultraviolet radiation, and numerous other environmental factors that affect plant growth. The agriculture produced around the world will not only be affected by the above mentioned conditions, but the phytochemical and micronutrient composition will be altered by fertilization and pest management methods, maturity at harvest, and storage conditions.
Fruits and vegetables contain a large array of biologically active compounds known collectively as phytochemicals. These secondary metabolites are essential for the survival and overall growth of the plant as well as providing many health benefits when consumed by individuals. The fruits and vegetables grown around the world will not only be affected by the environmental conditions in which it is grown but also by the agricultural methods that are employed such as fertilization, pesticides, maturity at harvest and storage conditions. All these various growing conditions can alter the quantity of phytochemicals and micronutrients present in the fruits and vegetables and can lead to an increase need for proper supplementation or these valuable nutrients.
Springboard provides a certified organic fruit and red vegetable formula that contains a variety of nutritious berries. Berries contain a relatively high amount of micronutrients including antioxidant vitamins C and E, B vitamins, calcium, potassium, carotenoids and numerous other phytochemicals. Just to put in perspective the great diversity of phytochemicals found in fruits and vegetables, researchers have identified and isolated 8000 different phenolic compounds which are a subclass of phytochemicals produced by plants. Phytochemicals have been shown to play a major role in the prevention of various diseases and may be important in certain critical functions throughout body.
Springboard uses all organically grown fruits and vegetables that have gone through minimal processing within the hour after harvesting to ensure that the maximum levels of phytochemicals, vitamins and minerals are present. To protect the product from oxidation and degradation during the manufacturing process Springboard reduces the humidity levels to less than 2 percent which ensures that the antioxidant capacity of the phytochemicals are maintained to their full potential.
A major class of phytochemicals that are largely abundant in a variety of colorful vegetables and fruits are the carotenoids. There are 600 naturally occurring carotenoids pigments synthesized by plants and algae with the best known being beta-carotene. Several of the carotenoids, such as alpha and beta carotene, are pro-vitamin A compounds meaning they can be converted into vitamin A, retinol, in the body. Vitamin A is necessary for normal growth and development, vision health and immune system functioning. All the carotenoids display important antioxidant properties throughout the body. Carotenoids being fat soluble compounds are essential in the protection against damage to cell membranes and lipoprotein vesicles caused by lipid peroxidation from free radical molecules. Many carotenoids and their metabolites are found in eye tissues and may play a role in the prevention of age related degenerative eye disorders. Another well known carotenoid is in the red pigment found in tomatoes called lycopene. Compared to other antioxidants. lycopene is about two orders of magnitude more potent than Vitamin E in its ability to mitigate the effects of singlet oxygen free radicals. Several epidemiological studies found that men with lower serum levels of lycopene had an increase risk in developing abnormal unregulated prostate tissue growth.
Several subclasses of phytochemicals including stilbenes, flavonoids, proanthocyanidins and anthocyanins also provide extensive antioxidant protection throughout the body. Regular consumption of berries, which contain these antioxidant compounds as well as vitamins C and E, have been shown to increase serum antioxidant levels, reduce lipid and LDL oxidation and help regulate the inflammatory response and expression of inflammatory genes in the body.
Several epidemiological studies have shown that there is a correlation between berry consumption and the reduce risk of an adverse cardiovascular event. The importance of adequate antioxidant levels in the body stems from their ability to reduce or deactivate free radical molecules. Free radicals are unstable molecules that cause cellular damage through the process of oxidation, which occurs when an electron is removed from a stable molecule by the free radical. During the process of electron removal by the unstable free radical, a new free radical molecule is formed that can continue the chain reaction of cellular destruction and free radical formation. Once this cascade has started it can eventually result in the complete disruption of a living cell. Free radicals can also damage DNA, which may cause critical mutations in important genes, creating the opportunity for abnormal cell growth and disease progression. Chronic oxidative stress and cellular damage leads to inflammation, which is the root cause of many degenerative diseases. Antioxidant molecules sacrifice one of their electrons in order to stabilize and deactivate the free radical and prevent further cellular damage.
People are constantly exposed to free radicals from environmental toxins such as air pollution, pesticides, cooking methods, industrial chemicals, as well internal toxins formed from normal metabolic processes. The body, when supplied with the proper nutrients, has developed amazing mechanisms to combat free radical damage. The body manufactures antioxidants enzymes, like glutathione peroxidase, that can deactivate free radical molecules and stop the chain reaction of cellular damage. The foods we ingest also supply the body with a variety of antioxidants compounds stemming from vitamin, minerals, flavonoids, anthocyanins and other valuable phytonutrients. It is critical for maintaining optimal health that one eats several servings of colorful organic fruits and vegetables, teas and spices, and super foods such as maqui and goji berries per day. Antioxidants provide the needed defense mechanisms to deactivate free radical molecules, regulate inflammation, improve the aging process, prevent degenerative diseases, and allow the body to perform at its optimal potential.
Once a day, place one scoop in a shaker with 4 ounces of water or vegetable juice and shake until dissolved. Red Fruits & Veggies can also be added to smoothies.
Formulated without added sugar, starch, color, flavor, or preservatives.
Store tightly capped in a cool, dry area and out of reach of children.
Springboard Certified Organic Proprietary Reds Blend:
Organic Apple, Organic Tomato, Organic Carrot, Organic Black Currant, Organic Pomegranate, Organic Acerola Extract, Organic Beet Root, Organic Sweet Potato, Organic Strawberry, Organic Red Bell Pepper, Organic Goji Berry, Organic Cranberry, Organic Raspberry, Organic Blueberry, Organic Maqui Berry, Organic Red Cayenne Pepper, Organic Sea Kelp.
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