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Are Americans Eating Their Vegetables?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and NBC News, eighty-seven percent of Americans do not get the recommended daily allowance of vegetables, while seventy-five percent do not get enough fruit.

It's recommended adults eat three or more servings of vegetables a day, along with two cups of fruit. However, many Americans consume less than two cups of veggies and less than a cup of fruit each day.

Numerous studies show people who eat the recommended five servings of fruits and veggies lower their risk of stroke, heart disease, diabetes and more.

A 2014 paper published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health found people who ate seven or more servings of vegetables were 42% less likely to die from any cause, than those who ate only one serving.

"People perceive vegetables as being difficult to manage,” she said. “Start with expensive. There’s a lot of waste. They have to be peeled. They have to be washed. They have to be cut. They aren’t as filling as junkier foods. The barriers are real." - Marion Nestle, Nutrition Professor NYU

The AIM Companies offers whole-food nutrition in the form of vegetable juice concentrates, such as BarleyLife®, RediBeets® and Just Carrots®. (Also know as The Garden Trio®.)

These concentrates contain almost all the benefits of raw vegetables, without the waste, cleaning, cutting, peeling and hassle. They also have a longer shelf life.

The per-serving cost of AIM products makes them more affordable than regular vegetables, while combining AIM vegetable juices with ProPeas® pea protein (another vegetable product) satisfies your appetite

AIM products also contain few calories, helping to improve your daily nutrient portfolio, without having to significantly increase your calories.

There's now a quick and easy to get your daily fruits and vegetables. Why not see how The Garden Trio® works for you and your family?