Combining the Benefit of Fruit with the Advantage of Science – Get the Benefits of Fruit Year Round

November 01, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
As the growing season for many varieties of fresh fruit is over, finding fresh fruit is getting more difficult. However, research indicates that the antioxidant benefit of fresh fruit should be enjoyed year round. In fact, the USDA Food Guide Pyramid recommends five to nine daily servings of fruit and vegetables no matter what the season. Until recently, one remedy for those looking to enjoy the antioxidant benefits of fruit during the fall and winter months was to wait until the spring harvest. However, the wait is now over.

Fruit Advantage has solved this seasonal fruit dilemma and now offers a complete line of fruit-based supplements, dried fruit and cherry juice concentrate. Fruit Advantage can help people get the 5 – 9 daily servings of fruits and vegetables in an enjoyable and simple way. So what qualifies as a daily serving of fruits and vegetables? Below is some information regarding daily servings of fruit and vegetables from the USDA:

• One medium-size fruit
• 1/2 cup raw, cooked, frozen or canned fruits (in 100% juice) or vegetables
• 3/4 cup (6 oz.) 100% fruit or vegetable juice
• 1/2 cup cooked, canned or frozen legumes (beans and peas)
• 1 cup raw, leafy vegetables
• 1/4 cup dried fruit
Source: USDA Food Pyramid Guide

So during the fall and winter months, here is how Fruit Advantage can help people achieve the 5 – 9 servings per day:

#1: Fruit Advantage Tart Cherry Juice Concentrate: One ounce of tart cherry juice concentrate mixed with 7 oz. of water will make one glass of 100% tart cherry juice. According to the USDA, one 6 oz. of 100% fruit juice counts towards a daily serving. In addition, some research indicates tart cherry juice may assist with maintaining healthy joint function*.

#2: Fruit Advantage dried fruits: The company offers dried cherries, dried blueberries, dried strawberries, organic dried cherries and organic dried blueberries. In addition, wild blueberries are a good source dietary fiber. If you are looking to add some dried fruit to your diet, Fruit Advantage has a number of fruits to chose. According to the USDA, ¼ cup of dried fruit counts toward a daily serving.

#3: Fruit Advantage fruit-based dietary supplements: While today’s active and hectic lifestyles may inhibit the ability to fully enjoy fresh fruit, dried fruit or fruit juices on a daily basis, there is an excellent way of supplementing your daily intake of fruit antioxidants. Fruit Advantage has introduced 5 proprietary fruit-based formulas, each offering the synergistic and natural health benefits of the underlying fruit for people who strive to enjoy a healthy lifestyle.

The company also offers the following fruit-supplement formulas: Fruit Advantage Pomegranate, Fruit Advantage Wild Blueberry, Fruit Advantage Cranberry and Fruit Advantage Cherry Prime. Each formula is made using the skin and pulp of the underlying fruit, laboratory tested, has a certificate of analysis and tested for heavy metals.

According the Andy LaPointe, Director of Marketing with Fruit Advantage, “today’s active and hectic lifestyles, combined with the seasonality of fruit, may inhibit individuals the ability the fully enjoy fresh fruit on a daily basis, however, Fruit Advantage offers an excellent way of supplementing your daily intake of fruit-based antioxidants.”