Bellaire, MI (PRWEB) March 20, 2006
Eating healthy is fast becoming a way of life for many Americans. Studies show people are living longer and enjoying more active lifestyles. Consumers are increasingly interested in eating healthier without giving up great taste. It turns out that simple fruit may be the fountain of youth no matter what your age.
Research shows that fruit contains many natural health benefits. Due to advances in food technology, we are only just beginning to discover the many health secrets Mother Nature has placed in simple everyday fruit. In fact, in early 2005, the U.S.D.A. revealed the updated version of the food pyramid that increased their recommendation for fruit and vegetables to five to nine servings per day.
The Search for Eating Healthy
So why is fruit becoming the first choice for those wanting to enjoy a more active lifestyle? Fruit is a great-tasting, antioxidant-rich food that can help maintain healthy joints, help support brain function, assist in maintaining a healthy cardiovascular system and even provide nutrients for healthy skin. All of these health benefits and more are available in the multiple colors, sizes, flavors and shapes of fruit.
About the “Fruit for a Healthy You” Movement
The “Fruit for a Healthy You” movement resonates with every sector of American society. The 76 million strong Baby Boom generation, our nation’s seniors, and business executives are jumping on the health wagon. Parent’s are encouraging their children to make healthier food choices in their busy schedules.
Jennifer LaPointe, owner of both Traverse Bay Farms and Fruit Advantage, is the driving force behind this up-and-coming movement to encourage people to eat more fruit and fruit-based products. Whether it’s a handful of dried blueberries, a fresh apple or a glass of cherry juice, LaPointe’s movement encourages daily consumption of fruit. Our mantra is “Eat Fruit…Live Life.”
The "Fruit for a Healthy You" movement even has an official seal. This seal serves as a reminder to eat more fruit on a daily basis. This grass root effort not only encourages a healthy lifestyle but also supports the American farmer. Spreading the word about the natural health benefits of fruit results in a stronger farming economy and a healthier nation.
At the core of the movement is the education of the public about the amazing healthy benefits packed into everyday fruit. To spread the word, LaPointe created the Orchard of Health (http://www.orchardofhealth.com). This website is an information-only site and is the first to compile fruit research from several sources into one simple location. Her website also contains numerous, great-tasting fruit recipes.
To join the movement, visit the Fruit Advantage website at http://www.fruitadvantage.com and look for the official "Fruit for a Healthy You" seal to learn more.
Media Contact Information:
Traverse Bay Farms
Attn: Andrew LaPointe
7053 M-88 South
P.O. Box 1229
Bellaire, MI 49615
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