Are you part of the 90% majority of people who don’t consume enough fruits and vegetables each day?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC), only one in 10 adults meets their recommendations for daily servings of fruits and vegetables.
And even worse, most of those few servings of fruits and vegetables being consumed aren’t organic. Only 15% of the fruits and vegetables sold in the U.S. (according to the most recent data) are organically grown.
Why aren’t more people choosing to include more organic fruits and vegetables in their diets?
A full 55% of American consumers believe organic produce is healthier and more nutritious, and 32% say it tastes better. So, what’s stopping people from choosing organic?
72% of consumers are turned off by the higher prices of organic produce.
Only 26% of consumers trust food labels marked organic, with just 13% believing organic foods are well-regulated.
Consumers who live in more rural areas may not have access to a fresh variety of organic produce.
I believe if more people truly understood the potential hazards of eating conventionally grown produce, they might think twice. And they might be willing to ask their local grocer to bring in more organic options – and be happy to pay the extra cost.
Let’s take a closer look as to why buying organic really matters when it comes to vegetables and fruits…
What’s so Bad About Conventionally Grown Produce?
According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), potentially toxic pesticide residue can be found on 70% of non-organic fruits and vegetables.
Pesticides are designed to kill pests such as plants, insects and fungi. However, many pesticides are linked to serious human issues, including cancer, hormone disruption as well as brain and nervous system toxicity.
Harvard University researchers recently found that consuming produce with high levels of pesticide residues may actually offset many of the health benefits gained from eating fruits and vegetables.
So, which foods are the worst offenders – and should be avoided unless they are Certified Organic?
Each year, the EWG publishes a Shopper’s Guide based on results from testing nearly 45,000 samples of non-organic produce. In their most recent tests, they found 245 different pesticides on popular fruits and vegetables.
Here is their most recent “Dirty Dozen” list, listed in order of greatest contamination:
Kale, collard and mustard greens
Bell and hot peppers
For example, conventionally grown kale, collards and other leafy greens are sprayed and processed with a pesticide called DCPA, or Dacthal.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) classified Dacthal as a possible carcinogen in 1995, but it is still used today on these so-called “healthy” foods. Nearly 60% of the non-organic kale samples tested were contaminated with Dacthal.
These foods are so potentially risky, I recommend checking the ingredient list of any vegetable, greens or fruits supplement – in capsule or powder form – that you’re currently using.
If the product is not organic, my advice is to toss it right now. It simply isn’t worth the risk.
With any vegetable or fruit supplement, you typically receive a concentrated dose of the food, and if it is not organic, it can include a hefty dose of pesticide residues, something you definitely don’t want.
6 Reasons to Eat More Organic Vegetables and Fruits
Organically grown fruits and vegetables, on the other hand, are produced without potentially harmful pesticides, fertilizers, harsh chemicals or animal byproducts.
For the U.S. organic industry, this means produce can’t be grown with GMOs, synthetic pesticides, petroleum- or sludge-based fertilizers, or sewage.
So, for optimal health, you need ample amounts of organic produce every day.
When you don’t get enough vegetables and fruits, you can miss out on essential vitamins, minerals and fiber that your body needs for maintaining good health.
Researchers have found a strong link between diets low in vegetables and fruits and weight and other health concerns.
In fact, those who ate five to seven servings of vegetables each day had a 36% lower risk of dying from any cause, compared to those who ate less than one serving. That number rises to 42% for those who ate seven or more portions.
Yet, simply loading up on more servings, especially fruits, isn’t always the answer. When you follow a ketogenic or other low-carb diet, you must restrict your intake of fruits and even some higher-carb vegetables.
There are many good reasons to eat plentiful organic vegetables and limited amounts of organic fruits (only if you are not insulin resistant) each day:
- Digestive and gut health
Vegetables and fruits contain fiber, which breaks down into short chain fatty acids by gut bacteria, which then nourishes your gut and beneficial bacteria. Fiber also helps you maintain regularity and avoid occasional constipation.
- Weight management and healthy blood sugar levels
Most vegetables are low in net carbs (total carbs minus fiber) and calories. The fiber in fresh vegetables and certain fruits helps you feel “full” and suppresses your appetite, making it a useful tool for weight management. Fiber also supports healthy blood sugar and cholesterol levels, as well as blood pressure.
- Eye, cell, bone, brain and heart health
Both vegetables and fruits contain an impressive array of antioxidants that are hard to find in other foods. Plant chemicals called phytochemicals are essential for supporting healthy cells, bones, eye health, heart health, cognition and brain health, and much more.
- Immune health
Researchers have discovered that leafy green vegetables activate a gene that produces critical immune cells called innate lymphoid cells in your gut.
- Energy, mood and psychological well-being
Research shows higher vegetable intake may help you feel calm and have a positive effect on your mental well-being. Vegetables and fruits can help boost energy levels, especially if you’re eating an otherwise healthy diet.
- Healthy glowing skin and improved appearance
Because of their carotenoid content, red- and orange-colored vegetables can help give you a golden or healthy “glow.” In one study, people who ate three extra servings of produce for six weeks were ranked as better looking than those with lower intakes.
The Power of Organic “Green” Superfoods
While you’ve heard of broccoli, kale and spinach, you may be less familiar with grasses.
I’m not talking about the type of grass you may have growing in your yard or neighborhood park but rather the young grass stages of wheat, barley, alfalfa and oat plants.
These green superfood grasses have a long history of use. Barley and wheat grasses date back to 7,000 B.C., when ancient Asian and Middle Eastern cultures reportedly used them in their everyday diets.
Even gladiators were said to eat barley grass for strength and stamina.
Scientists have been studying U.S. harvested grasses in their dehydrated, whole-food form since 1925. They’ve discovered many nutrients:
Phytopigments, such as chlorophyll, phycocyanin and carotenoids
The plant sterol ester, beta-sitosterol
Antioxidants, such as superoxide dismutase and beta-carotene
Vitamins B1, B2, B6, B12, pantothenic acid and folic acid
Potassium, calcium, iron, phosphorus and magnesium
Organic greens, such as young wheat, barley, oat and alfalfa grasses, may offer an outstanding source of nutrients that you might not normally get in your everyday diet.
They may also help balance out the acid-forming foods in your diet, such as commercially produced meats, eggs and dairy, processed foods, breads, cereals, sweetened foods and beverages, like coffee, black tea, alcohol and soft drinks.
Artificial sweeteners, breads and cereals are extremely acid forming, but all of these acidic foods can affect your body’s ability to maintain its acid-base balance or pH within its optimal range.
All green plant foods can help maintain your body’s optimal pH. Some of the top alkaline-forming foods include the organic superfood grasses, broccoli, cabbage, kale, spinach and green tea.
Organic Fermented Greens – One Easy Way to Get More Organic Green Foods into Your Diet
After years of research and development, my team and I have come up with a green superfood supplement that can help you increase your daily intake when you can’t get enough of the recommended organic vegetables and green leafy foods.
And it’s available in both powder and convenient capsule forms.
Following criteria for a balanced diet, our high-quality organic greens:
Contains a broad array of organic green foods and superfoods.
Offer zero grams of sugar per serving, making it keto friendly and appropriate for low carb diets.
Have a delicious flavor when simply mixed with just water, avoiding that common “green” taste.
Avoid potentially harmful pesticides, herbicides, GMOs or genetically engineered ingredients.
Is easy to mix with shakes, smoothies or any beverage of your choice, while the capsules are perfect for travel.
Organic Fermented Greens contains five special organic blends for a total of 23 botanicals:
Fermented Grass Blend of four organic nutrient-dense grasses including wheatgrass, barley grass, alfalfa grass and oat grass
Fermented Vegetable Blend of five organic vegetables, including broccoli, kale, spinach, green cabbage and celery
Fermented Sprout Blend of five organic sprouts, including alfalfa sprouts, cabbage sprouts, broccoli sprouts, cauliflower sprouts and kale sprouts
Fermented Herb Blend of seven organic herbs, including moringa, matcha, Tulsi (holy basil), mate leaf extract, parsley, peppermint and rosemary
Fermented Algae Blend of organic spirulina and chlorella.
We’ve talked about how grasses and green vegetables can support your overall health. Let’s take a closer look at three of the blends in Organic Fermented Greens…
Plant Gems That Contain Up to 100x More Cell-Supporting Enzymes
Sprouts are virtual nutrient powerhouses, packed with nutrients, including antioxidants, minerals, vitamins and enzymes that help to protect your body against free radical damage.
With sprouts, a little goes a long way… Sprouts allow you to get the most plant benefits in the most biologically concentrated and bioavailable form.
These young plant gems can contain up to 100 times more enzymes than raw fruits and vegetables.
When you compare broccoli sprouts to whole broccoli, the sprouts can contain as much as 100 times the amount of a precursor to a valuable enzyme called sulforaphane – one of the most important nutritional benefits of eating broccoli.
Alfalfa sprouts contain saponins that support healthy normal cholesterol levels. Plus, they support your immune and bone health.
The alkalizing effect of sprouts – like other green foods – supports healthy cells and overall health.
7 Cherished Fermented Herbs from Around the World
For our Fermented Herb Blend, we wanted to include some of the most valued herbs and green foods from around the world, including:
Holy Basil (or Tulsi)
Mate Leaf Extract, or Yerba Mate
That took us to Japan… One of the country’s best-kept secrets, matcha is an exceptional alkalizing extract that offers antioxidant benefits. Our matcha is a powdered green tea made from some of the finest and youngest leaves of Japan’s first harvesting days.
The next stop was India… Sometimes called the “Queen of Herbs,” holy basil, or Tulsi, has a long history within the Ayurvedic health system. Holy basil is considered a tonic for the body, mind and spirit, and different parts of the plant are used for varying conditions. Tulsi’s high concentration of chlorophyll is important for supporting health.
From the same region, moringa is sometimes called the “miracle plant” and is a superfood by all definitions. It contains more than 90 vitamins, minerals and amino acids as well as 46 types of antioxidants.
Then on to South America… Mate leaf extract, or Yerba mate, is grown and harvested in Brazil and is a traditional South American drink that’s gaining attention worldwide. Yerba mate is an antioxidant-rich tea made from the leaves and twigs of the Ilex paraguariensis plant.
Spirulina and Chlorella: Two of My Top Green Superfoods
A few years back, a well-known organization for retirees helped bring spirulina into the spotlight by naming it the number one superfood.
Spirulina is an ancient food that was once a dietary staple of the Aztecs and other Mesoamericans. The nutritional benefits of this green superfood are well researched and documented.
Blue-green spirulina’s greatest gift may be its rainbow of pigments that harvest the sun's energy at different wavelengths – green from chlorophyll, blue from phycocyanin, and yellow and orange from carotenoids.
Our organic spirulina comes from a quiet and remote area far away from any polluting industrial or agricultural activity. Our product is …
Grown without Chilean nitrate, manure or synthetic minerals.
Non-GMO and non-irradiated.
Produced without harsh chemicals, synthetic herbicides or pesticides.
Grown with only herbal fertilizers and pure, artesian groundwater.
Spirulina wasn't the only "green" food we wanted in our algae blend…
Chlorella is a remarkable whole green superfood that's an excellent source of chlorophyll. Like spirulina, chlorella is an alkaline-forming food, so it may help your body maintain a healthy acid-alkaline balance.
We use only broken cell wall chlorella that utilizes a unique process to break open the plant’s cell wall for optimal bioavailability.
Our spirulina and chlorella products are routinely tested for the presence of heavy metals, so you know they’re safe for you and your family.
Organic Fermented Fruits – A Whole-Food Blend Without the Sugar and Harmful Pesticides
The Western world – notably North America and Western Europe – has a love affair with fruit juice and fruit nectars.
If you’re one of the many who believe they’re helping to meet their daily requirement for fruit by serving themselves up a refreshing glass of fruit juice, consider this:
Fruit juice – even if the label says “no sugar added” – isn’t the same as fresh whole fruit.
Not only can sipping on fruit juice be detrimental to your dental health, but it can also spur insulin resistance linked to weight, metabolic and blood sugar concerns.
It all comes down to the pulp and fiber… In most commercial juices – unlike whole fresh fruit – there’s little pulp or fiber to slow the release of fructose into your bloodstream and temper your insulin release.
It’s not only fruit juice that contains a lot of sugar… So do some vegetables – and most fresh, whole fruits.
The good news is there’s a way to get rid of the sugar without adversely affecting the nutrients – fermentation.
Organic Fermented Fruits includes an array of whole fermented fruit powders from organic fruits, like strawberries, blueberries, amla or Indian gooseberries, noni, elderberries and raspberries, along with fermented pomegranate juice.
With our Organic Fermented Fruits, you can enjoy the flavor and nutritional goodness of fruits and berries without the sugar – which means it’s keto friendly and appropriate for any low carb diet.
That’s right. Three capsules or one teaspoon of our Organic Fermented Fruits powder mixed with water or added to your favorite smoothie or protein drink contains zero sugar.
Plus, they provide the beneficial nutrients of fruit in a form that’s easier to digest and absorb, thanks to this remarkable fermentation process.
The Magic of Fermentation Eliminates the Sugars
Humans have fermented foods for thousands of years to preserve them and improve their digestibility, nutrition and flavor. Science even confirms it – fermented foods provide numerous nutritional and health benefits.
But fermentation can do something else, too. It happens to be one of the best ways of turning ordinary fruits and vegetables into superfoods with no sugars.
With fruits and high-carb vegetables, like beets, fermentation “pre-digests” the foods and effectively removes the simple carbs. During the process, the foods’ glucose, or sugar content, converts to alcohol, which then quickly evaporates.
This is in stark contrast to some other non-fermented fruit and vegetable powders that may contain high levels of sugars, a potential concern for maintaining your metabolic health and healthy blood sugar levels.
Not only can fermentation get rid of unwanted sugar, but it can also:
Help pre-digest ingredients.
Increase levels of certain nutrients.
Improve the bioavailability of minerals and antioxidants.
Eliminate undesirable anti-nutrients like lectins and phytic acid.
Create unique, advantageous metabolites.
Support an alkalizing effect on your body’s pH.
Our fermentation process is a precise one, as it uses a highly controlled technique that interrupts the fermentation at its optimal point.
This ensures optimal quality in both our Organic Fermented Fruits and Organic Fermented Greens.
Let’s look at the fruit blend we’ve added to our Organic Fermented Fruits…
Little-Known Fruits Provide Abundant Antioxidant Power
The Fermented Fruit Blend in our Organic Fermented Fruits includes well-known favorites, like organic strawberries, blueberries, cranberries, raspberries and apples. It also includes some fruits you may not have heard of, including these proven favorites:
Amla, or Indian gooseberries
Amla is the absolute “king” when it comes to antioxidant power. These green berries contain 75 times the antioxidant power of goji berries and 50 times the antioxidant power of fresh blueberries.
Noni, a lime-green fruit the size of a potato, grows on islands in the Pacific, including Hawaii and in tropical Asia. It’s been traditionally used in Polynesian health systems.
Elderberry is the dark purple berry from the European elder tree. Because it’s a rich source of antioxidants, its use has grown in popularity in recent years.
With high concentrations of anthocyanins, polyphenols and other antioxidants, these tart berries support many different health systems.
In addition to the nine fruits in our Fermented Fruit Blend, we’ve added one of the most important fruit juices ever discovered to our Organic Fermented Fruits…
Sugar-Free Fermented Pomegranate Juice for Your Mitochondria, Heart, Joints and More*
Pomegranates have been savored for thousands of years and are a symbol of hope and abundance in many cultures.
And then, there’s pomegranate’s impressive nutritional profile…
The primary potential benefits come from its antioxidant content. The fruit contains significant amounts of three types of antioxidant polyphenols, including tannins, ellagic acid and anthocyanins.
When compared against nine other high-polyphenol beverages, pomegranate won top honor. Its antioxidant potency was found to be at least 20% greater than star performers acai and blueberry juices, and even green tea.
Here’s what I like best about pomegranate powder… Recent research shows it may support your mitochondrial function.
Pomegranate contains precursors for a metabolite called urolithin A (UA). Studies show UA may help slow down the loss of skeletal muscle strength and mass in individuals once they reach the age of 50. UA works by targeting and helping to clear out damaged mitochondria.
In essence, pomegranate may help support the growth of healthy new cells, which may play a powerful role against cellular aging and promoting longevity.
Research also shows pomegranate may be beneficial for supporting heart health, joint health, men’s health and much more.
There’s only one problem with regular pomegranate juice, and that is its sugar content.
One of the top brands of 100% pomegranate juice contains a whopping 34 grams of sugar per 8-oz serving. That’s eight teaspoons of sugar in just one small serving. If you drink the entire 16-oz bottle (as many people do), you get 16 teaspoons of sugar.
By fermenting the pomegranate juice in Organic Fermented Fruits, we’re able to nearly eliminate the sugars in pomegranate – a real win for those who want to enjoy the many potential benefits of pomegranate without its plentiful sugar.
How Our Organic Fermented Greens and Fruits Capsules Compare to the Competition
We selected three of the top-selling vegetable and fruit supplements (in capsule form) on the market today and compared them to our Organic Fermented Greens and Organic Fermented Fruits capsules.
This is what we discovered….
||# Greens / Fruits
||# Capsules per Serving
||Carb / Sugar Content
|Dr. Mercola® Organic Fermented Greens and Fruits
||23 greens / 10 fruits (two products that you can buy separately)
||3 / 3
||1 g / 0 g
||15 greens / 16 fruits (two products)
||3 / 3
||1 g / 2 g
||20 greens and fruits (one product)
||No data available
||10 greens and fruits (two products – must buy both)
||No data available
I was shocked to see that none of these major competitors are Certified Organic.
That means, with all these other supplements, you’re most likely also receiving residues of the herbicides and pesticides found in conventionally grown, non-organic produce.
Plus, with products C and D, you have no idea of their sugar content. I actually went to their websites, and the data just isn’t available.
7 Reasons to Choose Our Organic Fermented Greens and Fruits Powders or Capsules
There's no shortage of green food and fruit supplements on the market today, but none of them will ever compare to our whole-food Organic Fermented Greens and Organic Fermented Fruits formulas.
When compared others, our one-of-a-kind products always offer:
Only organic ingredients, so you don’t need to worry about health-threatening herbicides, synthetic pesticides and GMOs.
Zero grams of sugars per serving, so you can enjoy the taste and nutritional goodness of fruits and vegetables that you might otherwise limit or not get in your diet.
Ingredients from fresh, whole-food fruits and vegetables.
Zero unnecessary fillers, synthetic ingredients or inexpensive fiber sources, so you know they are vegan-friendly.
Valuable, hard-to-find fermented ingredients, like amla, noni, pomegranate juice, elderberry, cabbage and kale sprouts, moringa, matcha and Tulsi.
A great-tasting powder option thanks to a light touch of non-caloric stevia leaf and monk fruit extracts. Our Fermented Greens powder has no overwhelming “greens” taste, like some green superfoods on the market.
Varied options – powder to mix with water or your favorite smoothie recipe for a refreshing drink, or convenient capsules for on the go or travel.
Created by a Company Focused on Quality and Sustainability
We didn't select just any formulator to create our Organic Fermented Greens and Organic Fermented Fruits powders and capsules.
We specifically looked for a company that specializes in fermented, sustainable and organic products. And that's exactly what we found…
In business since 1989, our manufacturer considers quality the backbone of their company, which includes a focus on the following criteria:
Verification: Their supply source is well-controlled and documented.
Traceability: Their organically grown vegetables and fruits are not mixed together, so they can be traced to actual farms and fields.
Sustainability: From raw material cultivation and harvesting to processing and extraction, all steps of the process are under their careful control and dedicated to maintaining ecological balance.
What People Are Saying About Our Organic Fermented Greens and Fruits Powders
“Winter Fruits and Veggies Solution”
In our Minnesota winters, it’s hard to access quality fruits and vegetables, so we buy organic celery and cucumbers to juice and then add scoops of Dr. Mercola’s Organic Fermented Greens, Organic Fermented Fruits and Organic Fermented Beet Powder. This makes a super healthy, low-sugar, good tasting beverage. You can also put it in a blender and add ice cubes, a handful of kale or a little frozen fruit if you want more sweetness. Juice or smoothie, it’s excellent. My husband makes this before heading to the gym for extra energy. Perfect!
Diane W., Verified Buyer
A great way to get your greens!
Jeanne F., Verified Buyer
I love the taste of the fermented greens. I drink them alone with water or add them to my green smoothie for an extra punch of health.”
Heather W., Verified Buyer
Give Your Body the Veggies and Fruits It Deserves with Organic Fermented Greens and Fruits
Perhaps you've tried other green food or fruit powders only to find them disappointing in both taste and texture.
Or maybe you’re taking – or have been wanting to try – one of the popular brands of fruits and veggies supplements, but you now know they are not organic and may do more harm than good…
Why not give your body the best and provide it with the valuable vegetables, grasses, sprouts, fruits and superfoods it deserves with our Organic Fermented Greens and Organic Fermented Fruits?
Now available in your choice of convenient capsules or in powder form, see what a difference Organic Fermented Greens and Organic Fermented Fruits can make in how you look and feel. Order your supply today.