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Nutrition News
September 2016

Question: is your health pointed in the right direction? We hope this newsletter helps to inspire you to point your health in the right direction and to achieve your Olympic gold!
Sugar and Food Labels

Sugar. We love sweet tasting foods and because of that, sugar is has crept into our food supply in a variety of disguises. "Regular" foods such as salad dressing, pasta and bread may contain a lot of sugar. The FDA is trying to help and they now have a  new template for nutrition labels. One big change was the addition of a line for "added sugar," to be placed below a line for total sugar. The change is designed to distinguish between sugars that are naturally occurring in a food - like the milk sugar in a plain yogurt - and the sugars that food manufacturers include later to boost flavors.  Read on...
Taste Buds Changing?

girl with brussel sprouts
Have you ever considered what forces are working in you as your tastes change?  This article explains the impact of several factors on our taste buds including our physiology, hormones, stress, aging, etc. Did you know that you can train your taste buds to prefer different flavors, including those you didn't like as a younger person, with 5 to 10 repeated exposures?

According to the Monell Chemical Senses Center, the biggest predictor of liking something is not so much sensitivity to taste than motivation to like it. Read on...
tower garden
Tower Garden Tips
  • Has your garden provided you with an abundance of herbs?
  • Do you know the most effective way to clean your Tower Garden?
  • Do you want to keep growing into the fall?
Answers to these and many other questions are found in this month's TG blog.  Notice that Brussel sprouts are in this list - if you grow them, please save the recipe below to make after you harvest them!
The Roasted Veggie Saladrecipe

Brussel sprouts have gone through a resurgence this year with so many recipes featuring this cruciferous veggie. This month's recipe, with Roasted Brussel Sprouts, Bell Peppers and Butternut Squash, is one of the tastiest ways to enjoy this veggie:  Read on...

Brussels sprouts are now known to top the list of commonly eaten cruciferous vegetables. Their total glucosinolate content has been shown to be greater than the amount found in mustard greens, turnip greens, cabbage, kale, cauliflower, or broccoli.  There are nearly 100 studies in PubMed that are focused on Brussels sprouts, and over half of those studies involve the health benefits of this cruciferous vegetable in relationship to cancer.
The Parent Challenge

cookie monster
If this looks like your child, then we've got the fruit and veggie solution for you! Ask me about getting  Juice Plus+ for FREE for your kids.  Our Ch ildren's Health Study was established in 1 999, and is a large-scale, multi-year survey designed to formally document the positive effects Juice Plus+  has on the health and well-being of families who take it.
The study is based on three important concepts:
  1. Good nutrition is the foundation of health and inspires other healthy lifestyle choices.
  2. The best time to establish good health and nutritional habits is in childhood.
  3. The key to getting children to adopt good health habits is parental involvement.
Turn your Cookie Monster into a broccoli-loving beast!

Juice Plus+ is dedicated to advancing the body of peer-reviewed and published scientific research on the JP+ product and has been for well over a decade. Toward this end, the company reinvests a portion of its profits each year to awarding competitive grants for sponsored research projects at leading institutions around the world. 
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Rachel Smartt
Rachel Smartt, Naturopathic Doctor
Nat'l Marketing Director &Juice Plus+
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