Most people these days are aware of the importance of eating a sufficient quantity of fruit and vegetables, yet many people fail to consume the recommended five portions of fruit or veg each day. The American company NSA has come up with a range of products to rectify the situation. They call it Juice Plus and state the products can “bridge the gap between what you should eat and what you do eat every day” and provide the all the necessary nutritional elements in a quick and easily accessible way.
The present Juice plus range consists of capsules, “chewies”, mixed fruit bars, and meal replacement shakes. All of them are manufactured using juice powder concentrates obtained from 30 different fruits, vegetables, and grains.
None of the Juice Plus range could be considered particularly cheap, but the products have become immensely popular all over the world and NSA’s premiere product, the Juice Plus meal replacement shake, has acquired a good reputation for providing dieters with a healthy way to manage their weight.
The Juice Plus Shake: How to Use it and what to Expect
Meal replacement shakes have always been a popular dieting option. In general, dieters swap one of more of their daily meals for a shake that can provide the body with sufficient nourishment without the excess fat and calories that would have probably been part and parcel of the meal the shake replaced. Sometimes such shakes also contain fat burning and appetite suppressing ingredients, but that does not seem to be the case with Juice Plus and NSA make no bold claims for the shake’s potential as a weight loss provider.
According to NSA, Juice Plus is “the drink for your wellbeing”, but they do offer advice as to how to best use it for weight loss and maintenance so, although the hard sell is missing, NSA are obviously aware the product can assist weight loss. Indeed, many former customers praise the shakes for just such ability so it seems likely that dieters who choose to swap some of their meals for Juice Plus will lower their calorie intake enough to trigger the fat burning process.
Other Juice Plus benefits include:
- Suitable for vegans (when prepared with non-dairy milk)
- Vegetable protein with high biological value
- High relative protein percentage
- Source of fibre
- Provides vitamins and minerals
- No preservatives
- No artificial sweeteners, colourings, or aromas
- Low glycemic index
The shakes contain a blend of over 30 fruits, vegetables and grains including soya, chickpeas, oat bran, broccoli, kale, cranberries, and pineapple. The blend has also been fortified with extra vitamins and minerals; so the health-boosting qualities are likely to be significant.
NSA recommends using Juice Plus as part of a calorie controlled diet and suggest people who wish to lose weight forsake two of their meals each day and replace them with a shake. When the desired weight has been achieved one meal replacement per day should be sufficient for weight maintenance.
How to Make Juice Plus
One (35g) serving of Juice Plus powder should be added to 250ml of skimmed milk and be thoroughly mixed using a blender, fork, whisk, or shaker. The shake should then be left to stand for one minute before drinking.
A few customers complain because they believe the product should be cheaper, but the majority of customers appear to be busy praising the product to care about its price.
Side Effects & Health Issues
Unless users have an allergy to any of the ingredients side effects are unlikely, but as a matter of caution children, pregnant or nursing mothers, and people with health issues or concerns, should seek medical advice prior to use.
Where to Buy Juice Plus
It is possible to buy Juice Plus from Amazon, but purchasing from the Juice Plus website is probably the easiest way to go.
Juice just comes in a choice of two flavours (vanilla and chocolate). Each pouch contains 15 portions. The pouches are sold six to the box, and each box costs £124, but customers are offered the opportunity to pay by instalments.