“Everyone has a doctor in him or her; we just have to help it in its work. The natural healing force within each one of us is the greatest force in getting well. Our food should be our medicine. Our medicine should be our food”…Hippocrates

According to Canada’s Food Guide To Healthy Eating adults need to eat between 5 and 10 servings of fruits and vegetables daily while kids should be consuming 4 to 8 servings daily. And these amounts are not too different for other national food guides.

Research is increasingly showing that people who eat higher amounts of fruits and vegetables as part of a healthy diet are likely to have reduced risk of chronic conditions. Diseases such as type 2 diabetes, some types of cancer, stroke and heart disease can be greatly reduced.

Although our nutrients should come primarily from the foods we eat, it is becoming increasingly difficult to find foods that have not been grown in nutritionally challenged soils. Decades of poor agricultural practices are depleting foods of the nutrients we need for optimal health and wellness. More and more refined, processed and unhealthy foods are making their way to the dinner table, and the results are becoming increasingly severe. Obesity, heart disease, arthritis, diabetes and other chronic conditions and degenerative diseases are gaining a stronghold in North America.

To get the highest possible yield, some producers are forced to rely on chemical fertilizers and pesticides for their crops. Others need to use growth hormones, animal drugs and inhumane confinement for animal production. Nutrition and nutrient content are being neglected.

Not only that but the majority of the fresh fruits and vegetables we consume are coming from such a distance there is next to no nutrition left in them by the time they make it into our homes. It is also questionable as to which chemicals are still being used on some of our imported foods.

That’s why it is important to try and buy foods that haven’t travelled a great distance, buy locally during the months we have access to fresh foods, and buy organic if you can. By choosing foods wisely and eating a rainbow of fresh fruits and vegetables daily, we stand a good chance of getting some of the nutrients our body needs in order to keep our systems running smoothly.

Because it can be difficult consuming enough fresh fruits and vegetables daily due to the available choices or our lifestyles, there are food supplements available which can help provide the nutrients our body needs.

Loaded with essential nutrients found in three important foods—green barley, carrots and beets--AIM Garden Trio® is a great way to get the recommended daily serving of vegetables. You get all the benefits of vitamins, minerals and proteins as well as powerful plant antioxidants, beta-carotene, live enzymes including superoxide dismutase (SOD) and a complete amino acid profile. You’ll maintain whole body health, promote a healthy immune system, have increased energy and feel great!

AIM Garden Trio® is available in three separate canisters of ready-to-mix powder, or in capsules and caplets ready to take. You get all the benefits of juicing without the inconvenience!

Eating a colourful array of fresh fruits and veggies daily and supplementing with high quality whole-food products is necessary for maintaining good health and well-being. Are you getting yours?

To learn more about AIM Garden Trio® please visit My AIM Store website at http://awealthofhealth.myaimstore.com

Author's Bio: 

A Product Consultant and Member of The AIM Companies for over twenty years, Joanne Jackson takes pride in sharing her knowledge of nutrition and the AIM products with others. As an advocate of healthy eating and proper nutrition, Joanne understands that the choices we make, and choosing them wisely, is the key to wellness. Sign up for her informative free newsletter by visiting awealthofhealth.myaimstore.com.