Using vegetable juice to reach your 5 servings per day?
January 8, 2021
South Africa’s plant-based dietitian, Michelle Zietsman, recommends at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables per day. She adds that it would be optimal to consume up to 8 servings per day, but that many are not even reaching the 5 servings per day target. Would it be adequate to use vegetable juice as a serving, in order to reach the daily target?
The answer is yes!
100% pure vegetable juices are considered a vegetable portion (125mL), and would absolutely help making your target of five servings more accessible.
What kind of vegetable juice is best?
Guidelines recommended that at least 1 serving should come from either cruciferous vegetables or dark green leafy vegetables, and at least one serving should come from yellow-orange fruits.
Healthy fresh whole fruits and vegetables are bright in their colour. Plant pigments act as bioactive agents against skin disease and act as antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, anti-analgesic, and chemopreventive agents against cancer.https://www.researchgate.net/publication/325256390_Plant_pigments_as_dietary_anticancer_agents While each colour has a unique power, dark green leafy vegetables have been routinely recommended to lower the risk of disease.
Where can you get a reliable 100% pure vegetable juice?
Rugani Juice is the only widely available and conveniently packaged 100% green juice on South African supermarket shelves. Most of the fruit juices you will come across are loaded with processed sugars, food acids, colourants and preservatives. These juices are not considered to be adequate to fulfill your servings of fruits and vegetables.
Rugani uses ground-breaking extraction techniques to rupture plant cells and make nutrients more bioavailable than eating raw fruits and vegetables. The innovative Rugani juicing process ruptures 95% of plant cells in comparison to about 50% in a good home juicer. Their juice proves to have remarkable health benefits and has been awarded with the CANSA Smart Choice Seal by the Cancer Association of South Africa.
Shop the long-awaited 100% Green Juice available in supermarkets now
Containing superfood ingredients such as fresh cucumber, pineapple, celery, ginger and moringa, this juice is a perfect combination of vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients & anti-oxidants to support good health.
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