Vita-Mix Whole Food Nutrition Q&A
Q: I've read that Vita-Mix whole food juice gives me more nutrition than munching a whole apple, a bunch of grapes or some carrot sticks. How can that be?
A: It's all about precision technology. Our teeth simply don't have the power to break through the cell walls of whole foods and release all the nutrition locked inside. The Vita-Mix does a much better job with laser-crafted, stainless steel blades traveling at 240 m.p.h. They crush and cut through whole foods to give you maximum benefits from the most nutritious parts of whole foods such as grape or apple skins and strawberry seeds. You don't even begin to break down the whole food fiber when you chew -- and that valuable fiber gets tossed in the trash when you make extracted juice.
Q: Won't I get the nutrition found in Vita-Mix whole food meals in nutritional supplements?
A: Believe it or not, there are 3,850 powerful, disease-fighting phytonutrients that supplements can't give you. If that sounds a bit carzy, consider this: Manufacturers are only able to extract about 150 phytonutrients from whole foods when they make supplements -- that 's it. and the worst part is, you get none of the heart-healthy fiber in a pill.
Q: Can you tell me a little more about the phytonutrients I get from Vita-Mix whole food meals?
A: Absolutely! The phytonutrients found in whole foods are nature's preventive medicine. They have tongue-twisting names like lutein and lycopene and you can only get them from fresh, whole foods. They fix and repair the damage done to your cells by free radicals. When you add whole foods to your daily diet you'll notice the improvements immediately. High blood pressure can drop in two weeks. Cholesterol can come down in five days. Some of the long-range benefits are increased energy, a sharper memory, a strong skeleton, and good digestive health.
Q: What are free radicals?
A: Free radicals are "crippled" oxygen molecules that are the price we pay for breathing polluted air, smoking, sun exposure and other outside factors. They actually warp the structure of our cells and damage our DNA. The chemical reaction they cause is the reason for age-related diseases adn the aging process itself. Phytonutrients found in plant foods are the best way to prevent free radicals from becoming a powerful negative force in our bodies.
Q: Don't you think healthy eating -- fruits, vegetables, whole grain bread -- is an awful lot of work, though?
A: Absolutely not! With a Vita-Mix on your kitchen counter, healthy whole food meals that could save your life are only five minutes away. You can make whole food juice, cook hot soup from scratch, grind grain and knead dough for homemade bread -- and even make ice cream in less than five minutes. Remember this important fact: If you don't take a few minutes to eat those fruits and vegetables now, you may be spending hours and hours in doctors offices and hospitals later. The choice is yours!