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RAW Organic Veggie Juice Powder
Made with 34 Nutrient-Dense RAW Organic Greens, Sprouts and veggies
Rich in Chlorophyll, Trace Minerals, Antioxidants, Enzymes and Probiotics
  • RAW Energy*
  • Healthy Detoxification*
  • Healthy Digestion and Elimination*
  • Healthy Blood Sugar Levels*
  • Immune System Support*
Capture the RAW Power of the Sun!
RAW Energy* - Immune Support* - Healthy Digestion and Detoxifacation* - Healthy Blood Sugar*

Capture the power of the sun with Perfect Food® RAW supplement, packed with the power of 34 nutrient-dense, RAW, organic greens, sprouts and vegetable juices for the RAW ENERGY you need every day.* Perfect Food® RAW provides foundational nutrition your body craves to support healthy digestion, detoxification, a healthy immune system and already healthy blood sugar levels and metabolism.*

Perfect Food® RAW is a RAW, organic, whole food nutrition supplement providing naturally occurring antioxidants, enzymes, amino acids, essential fatty acids and dozens of phytonutrients. Bursting with prebiotics, probiotics and enzymes to support healthy digestion and nutrient absorption,* Perfect Food® RAW is the convenient and delicious way to get your veggie juice every day.

Young cereal grass juices (gluten-free) such as Barley, Alfalfa, Oat, Wheat and Kamut are some of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet. The green juices in Perfect Food® RAW are grown organically, harvested at their nutritional peak, immediately juiced and dried at low temperatures. The RAW, organic cereal grass juice powers contained in Perfect Food® RAW are loaded with chlorophyll and trace minerals for energy and support of already healthy blood sugar levels.* The vegetable juices are freeze-dried using a gentle process that maintains nutrient potency as well as fresh, delicious taste.

Feed your body the RAW nutrients from over 34 orgnanic greens, sprouts and veggies every day in the time it normally takes to plug in a juicer, all with no hassle or messy clean up.

Your decision to purchase organic is not only an investment in the health, but in the health of the planet for generations to come.

RAW - Vegan - Gluten Free - Dairy Free
No fillers or Added Sugars
No Isolates or Synthetic Chemicals
Enhanced with Organic Pineapple

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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Supplement Facts

Serving Size 1 Level Scoop
Servings Per Container 30
Amount Per Serving % DV
Calories 25.00
Sodium 85.00 mg4%
Total Carbohydrate 5.00 g2%
Dietary Fiber 1.00 g4%
Insoluble Fiber 1.00 g
Calcium 40.00 mg4%
Sugars 2.00 g
Protein 2.00 g4%
Vitamin C 4.00 mg7%
Iron 4.00 mg22%
Chromium 120.00 mcg100%
Potassium 340.00 mg10%
RAW Organic Green Juice Blend 3.50 g**
 Organic Wheat Grass Juice **
 Organic Alfalfa Grass Juice **
 Organic Barley Grass Juice **
 Organic Oat Grass Juice **
 Organic Kamut Grass Juice **
RAW Organic Fruit & Veggie Juice Blend 3.20 g**
 Organic Spinach (leaf) **
 Organic Ginger (root) **
 Organic Beet (root) **
 Organic Carrot (root) **
 Organic Tomato (fruit) **
 Organic Pineapple (Fruit) **
 Organic Broccoli (Flower & Stem) **
 Organic Kale (Leaf) **
 Organic Red Cabbage (Leaf) **
 Organic Parsley (Leaf) **
 Organic Brussels Sprout (Leaf) **
 Organic Green Bell Pepper (Fruit) **
 Organic Cucumber (Gourd) **
 Organic Celery (Stalk) **
 Organic Garlic (Bulb) **
 Organic Green Onion (Bulb) **
 Organic Cauliflower (Flower & Stem) **
 Organic Asparagus (Flower & Stem) **
RAW Organic Sprout Blend 1.20 g**
RAW Probiotic & Enzyme Blend 100.00 mg**
 Lactase **
 Lipase **
 Papain **
 Phytase **
 Bromelain **
 Peptidase **
 Saccharomyces cerevisiae **
 Pectinase **
 beta-Glucanase **
 Hemicellulase **
 Cellulase 100 CU **
 Protease **
 Aspergillopepsin **
 Xylanase **
 [Lactobacillus plantarum Lactobacillus bulgaricus] (1.5 Billion / 3 Billion CFU) **
** Daily Value (DV) not established

Product Directions / Additional Info

Adults mix 1 level scoop (scoop included) in 8 ounces of water or juice one or more times daily. Children over 4 years old may take 1/4 to 1/2 serving daily. Packaged by weight not volume. Settling may occur.

Contains no filler ingredients, artificial colors, or preservatives.

Warning: As with any dietary supplement, consult your healthcare practitioner before using this product, especially if you are pregnant, nursing or under medical supervision.

Distributed by Garden of Life LLC
5500 Village Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL 33407 USA

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Health Notes

Going Raw? Here's What You Need to Know

Going Raw? Here's What You Need to Know
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Raw foods are those that have not been heated above 108°F to 118°F
“Raw” is all the rage these days, but what does it mean to eat raw? And is it possible to get enough protein and other nutrients while following a raw diet?

Raw, defined

Most raw foodists eat only plant-based (vegan) foods, including vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, legumes, and seaweed. Raw foods are those that have not been heated above 108 degrees F to 118 degrees F, depending on who you talk to. The logic behind this is that many of the nutrients in foods are extremely sensitive to heat. This is especially true of the water-soluble vitamins, like the B-vitamins, folate, and vitamin C. As Katie McDonald, a raw food chef and certified Holistic Health Coach in Rhode Island puts it, "The more you do to a food, the less it does for you."

Raw food advocates also look to the enzyme content of raw foods, saying that cooking destroys delicate enzymes that could otherwise go toward improving the digestion of the foods you're eating.

Health benefits of a raw food diet

Raw food advocates say that people suffering from any kind of inflammatory condition (heart disease, diabetes, ulcerative colitis, or arthritis, for example) and people looking to lose weight, increase their energy, and reduce their risk of chronic disease, including cancer, may benefit from eating a raw food diet. While most of these claims have yet to be well demonstrated through research, some less-than-desirable effects of cooking on health are known:

  • Cooking foods can lead to toxic by-products. Compounds called HCAs (heterocyclic amines) and PAHs (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons) form when animal protein is cooked at high temperatures, like on the grill. These substances can cause cancer in laboratory animals.
  • Animal foods high in fat and protein (like meats, butter, and cheese) also contain advanced glycation end products (AGEs). The level of AGEs in these foods may increase during the cooking process. AGEs can also be found in baked goods, such as breads and cookies. These compounds promote oxidative damage and inflammation in the body, increasing the risk of diabetes and heart disease.
  • Foods heated above 120 degrees F can also contain acrylamide, a substance that may increase the risk of certain types of cancer. Potato chips and French fries are particularly high in acrylamide.

Can I get enough protein eating raw?

The World Health Organization says that 0.83 grams of protein per kg of body weight per day is a safe amount for most adults. For a 150-pound person, that would be about 57 grams of protein per day, which translates to about 11% of the total calories in a 2,000-calorie daily diet.

"We really don't need as much protein as we're taught that we do," says McDonald. "If you're eating a variety of whole plant foods, it's easy to fulfill your protein requirements."

According to McDonald, plant protein is easier to digest than animal-based protein because it takes longer for animal protein to pass through the gastrointestinal system. "When the body is busy digesting, it has less time to do its other functions, like keeping the immune system healthy," McDonald says.

McDonald suggests soaking nuts, seeds, and legumes to improve their digestibility and enhance their nutrition. These foods contain enzyme inhibitors and other substances in their outer layers that can interfere with digestion if eaten prior to soaking. When they are soaked and/or sprouted, the toxic substances are removed and their nutritional content rises dramatically. Some of her favorite high-protein foods include sprouted alfalfa, lentils, aduki (aka adzuki) beans, and chickpeas. High-protein grains like buckwheat and quinoa are also tasty when sprouted. Katie makes her own almond milk by combining soaked almonds, dates, vanilla, and water in the blender.

Kids going raw

It's certainly easier to feed the whole family the same thing, but getting kids on board with the raw lifestyle can sometimes be a challenge. Since chocolate seems to be a universal hit, here's a recipe from Katie McDonald that highlights super-nutritious cacao nibs in a delicious treat that no one can resist.

Cacao nibs are the fruit from the pods of the cacao (cocoa) tree. They are a terrific source of magnesium and they're also high in protein: 1 ounce of raw cacao nibs contains 4 grams of protein.

Gogi Cacao Energy Bars

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup soaked almonds
  • 1 cup date paste or 12 dates
  • 0.25 tsp sea salt
  • 3 Tbs goji berries
  • 2 Tbs cacao nibs
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Directions:

  • Line a brownie pan with parchment paper.
  • Grind raw almonds into a powder in food processor.
  • If using individual dates, mash them into a paste.
  • Mix almonds, dates, and salt together.
  • Add goji berries, cacao nibs, and vanilla.
  • Press dough evenly to desired thickness and cut into bars.

What the critics are saying

With all of the purported benefits of eating raw, the diet also has its opponents.

"When the food is consumed raw, plant enzymes do not aid in their own digestion inside the human body," says Dr. Joel Fuhrman, author of the book, Eat to Live. "It is not true that eating raw food demands less enzyme production by your body, and steaming vegetables and making vegetable soups breaks down cellulose and alters the plants' cell structures so that fewer of your own enzymes are needed to digest the food, not more."

While many foods are indeed healthier eaten in their raw state, others, especially those containing fat-soluble vitamins, appear to be more nutritious after cooking. Lutein and lycopene are examples of potent anti-cancer compounds that are better absorbed after cooking and when eaten with some fat.

Concerning the vitamin C content of foods, Dr. Fuhrman explains that vitamin C contributes less than 1% of the antioxidant activity of fruits and vegetables. "For example, the main antioxidant activity in apples is provided by classes of chemicals called phenolics and flavonoids, both of which are made more available by cooking."

Cooking also destroys many potentially harmful microorganisms that can hitch a ride on your food.

What works for you?

Eating more raw foods is a great way to improve your overall health and vitality. Some people may choose to go raw for a short time as part of cleanse, while others may find that this is a way of life they'd like to continue. "If people really enjoy eating meat, I advise them to cut back, even a little bit, and to replace those calories with ones from fresh, raw foods," says McDonald.

The bottom line is that everyone needs to find a healthful diet that works for him or her. Whenever you increase the amount of fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds in your diet, it's a bonus for your body.

Kimberly Beauchamp, ND, received her doctoral degree from Bastyr University, the nation's premier academic institution for science-based natural medicine. She co-founded South County Naturopaths in Wakefield, RI, where she practiced whole family care with an emphasis on nutritional counseling, herbal medicine, detoxification, and food allergy identification and treatment. Her blog, Eat Happy, helps take the drama out of healthy eating with real food recipes and nutrition news that you can use. Dr. Beauchamp is a regular contributor to Healthnotes Newswire

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