I just have to call out some of these snake oil peddlers from time to time.
In this case, I’m referring to “Balance of Nature.’
If you haven’t seen their commercials, they have people claiming that taking these little capsules of pulverized fruits and vegetables have cured any number of ailments.
Do these people look like the pictures of health we should all emulate?
Hmmm…, let’s take a closer look.
“Balance of Nature” suggests we take 3 fruit capsules and 3 veggie capsules per day.
If you take a look at the size of these capsules, this is like the equivalent of eating a couple strawberries and maybe one carrot!
And this is their miraculous cure all?!
They claim to “pack 10 servings of fruits and vegetables into 6 tiny capsules.”
At least the “tiny capsules” part is right!
Let’s use a little common sense here.
I don’t care how much you smash and grind up something…, it is still going to take up the same basic amount of space. It’s just basic science.
These people want us to believe they have their own “Honey, I shrunk the fruits and veggies” process.
Well, they don’t.
So, when we look at their bottle of fruits capsules and their bottle of veggies capsules, it’s like the equivalent of buying a couple bananas, a couple of apples, and a head of broccoli.
And for the equivalent of a couple bananas, a couple of apples, and a head of broccoli, you get to spend $89.95…, plus tax! That comes to about 50 cents per capsule.
That’s for a “thirty day supply.”
But, hey, shipping is free!
They say this is how “nature intended” us to get our fruits and veggies!
Do you realize how many real fruits and real veggies you could buy for $90?
Taking these capsules certainly don’t hurt. And if you typically don’t eat any fruits or vegetables, taking these capsules is better than nothing, but they certainly are not going to change your life or significantly improve your health.
It really helps to step back and use a little common sense.
People would be much better off investing in a bottle of good daily multi-vitamins, a bag of apples and a bag of carrots, at a fifth of what these miracle capsules cost.
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I went to see if I could get balance of nature fruits only because I’m not crazy about fruit and I eat plenty of vegetables. After coming across your blog I’ve decided I’ll go ahead and buy some fruit instead, thanks. Also I just finished reading all about you Mr. Erickson. I thank God for people like you. People like you make America great… like Trump! I’m lucky If I have the energy to make myself dinner after work. You seem like a very happy man who knows how to live well and be a blessing to others. That’s good, so keep on Truckin’. I’m gonna go take a nap now 😊
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Thank you for the kind words, Candice! Naps are good!