“More than ever, our children’s health is at risk because of what kids eat – too much processed food, too much junk food, too much fast food. When Mom and Dad say “eat your fruits and vegetables,” it’s an unappetizing prospect to a generation fueled by sodas, fries, and candy bars.” -Juice Plus
I couldn’t have said it better myself while at the same time cringing at the fact that it was me putting those fries and sodas in their precious little bodies. Yeah, kids don’t have many choices except the ones us adults give them. They don’t drive by McDonald’s, stick a five out the window and inhale processed “nutrition” (using that word very lightly)…well, they do inhale it; But you get my drift. It twas I who allowed the artificial crood to enter a once pure body and ruin our meal time happiness forever. That was until our kids started taking Juice Plus with us!
I’ve talked a little about this in some past posts; The fact that our children have changed the choices they make most times when picking a food. At the bottom of this brief post I am going to include the link to the Children’s Health Study conducted by JP. It is actually a survey a parent fills out when their child starts taking JP. It is simply a way for the company to gather personal data on each child who intakes the food product. Maybe not so scientific, but I can personally tell you the changes we have seen in our children since being on the product, and I will in list form. 😉
1) Less cravings – wanting fast food less
Spoken from the mouths of babes – My middle child now says when we go by a fast food restaurant that we need to tell “those” people inside that they are going to die from eating that stuff. Of course I correct him and tell him the true reality of eating like that ALL the time. We do teach them moderation.
2) Less sickness – granted our kids have hardly ever gone to the doctor for sick visits however the biggest things I have noticed is our youngest has not dealt with allergies since starting on JP. He used the sneeze constantly between seasons and the inside of his head would come out of his nose…I know, gross! We have not had ANY of that this fall!
3) Choosing better food options – Though we have chosen to only bring good, whole foods into the house I do occasionally have other things. For instance, we may have chips after a party, or cheese sticks, or chocolate protein bars. The majority of the time they opt for sliced cucumbers, carrots, apples or peppers.
Now, for me the biggest win is they have not been in the pantry constantly during the day. Oh my, before JP our kids ate something at least every 15 minutes. At least it seemed that way. We were in battle all the time about them staying out of the kitchen or panty. For the last 3 months I have not had to say that except maybe a handful of times, if that. It is SO nice! If you are pondering why they would not be hungry and in the pantry all the time after taking JP the answer is simple. They are getting more nutrients from the Juice Plus than they were getting from the non-nutrient dense crood that they were eating all day before. One suggestion: Keep good, whole foods in your home and they choice is easy. 🙂
For more information about the Kids Juice Plus study and some of the outcomes from the study thus far click the link below.
Juice Plus Children’s Study
More on the Study
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