Healthy Eating for Students December 27 2016
My daughter is in her first year of university and staying in residence and must eat in the cafeteria. She's talked about how the food is not that great - the only thing that tasted good was the pizza and french fries if they have them. They do have a salad bar but she said it's not that great. I still recall move in day when they provided a free dinner to all students and parents. The options were endless and the food was quite good. Her RA mentioned that would be the only good meal served all year.
I was surprised when she said they don't have any fresh fruit that they can grab.
According to Canada's Food Guide, half your plate should be fruits and vegetables. Studies show that these fruits and vegetables should be a variety of fruit, vegetables and colour.
Good nutrition is important for normal function of the immune system. Students are typically stressed, not getting enough sleep, or exercise. They need all the help they can get with proper nutrition.
An EASY way to make sure student's are getting whole food nutrition is with Juice Plus. Each capsule contains 30 kinds of fruits, vegetables and berries.
A research team at the University of Florida studied the impact of taking Juice Plus+® on the immune systems of 59 healthy, young law school students. Like almost every new clinical investigation conducted on Juice Plus+® since 2001, the Florida trial was a “gold standard” (a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled) study: 31 students consumed Juice Plus+® Orchard Blend and Garden Blend twice a day for 77 days, while 28 students took a placebo for the same time period. The scientists then compared the Juice Plus+® group with the subjects who did not take the product.
"The results, published in the October, 2006 issue of The Journal of Nutrition (136: 2606-2610), showed a significant increase among the Juice Plus+® subjects in a specific type of T-cell, called a gamma delta T-cell, that plays an important role in protecting the body from microbes associated with infectious illnesses. In addition, the researchers saw a significant increase in the phytonutrients beta-carotene, lutein, lycopene, and vitamin C after consumption of Juice Plus+® as well as a significant decrease in susceptibility to DNA damage. DNA is the basic building block of life that determines the development and behavior of every cell."
In essence, what this is saying, is that Juice Plus helps improve the immune system and protect the body.
I am so thankful that I learned of Juice Plus so that my daughter can get the whole food nutrition she needs in spite of the poor choices offered to her at her school. She takes the capsules daily and I also make sure she has bags of the gummies to snack on.
She always has a box of the Juice Plus bars handy as there are days when she doesn't have time to get to the cafeteria for lunch. These bars are packed with protein and fibre and are delicious (especially the fig and dark chocolate)
The best part is, she gets it for free through the Children's Health Study. As a Juice Plus customer I am able to sponsor a child between the ages of 4 and 18, or a full-time college student. As long as I am a customer, this child will get their Juice Plus for free (for up to four years).