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How could fruits and Veggies help people living with HIV/AIDS leave health live? 2If one cannot eat any fruit or veggies for a full month what would happen to him or her? 3 How would you recommend to the public GNLD CAROTENOID COMPLEX which contains variety of fruits and vegetables as USDA research shows it bust the immunity by 37% in 28 days. Is that relevant? Hope for your answers and more questions will come laterJuruga Swadik

  1. Fruits and vegetables are full of beneficial compounds (vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, etc.) that help the body function optimally. Although AIDS is an incurable disease, eating a balanced diet (rich in fruits and vegetables) can help lessen the impact and susceptibility to an infection. Individuals diagnosed with AIDS have a suppressed immune system, making them more susceptible to infections (these are known as opportunistic infections). Opportunistic infections and poor nutritional status can contribute to a quicker onset of symptoms associated with the disease. Therefore, consuming a balanced diet is very important for AIDS patients!  
  2. The effects of not eating fruits or vegetables for an entire month would differ on an individual basis. Those vitamins and minerals that are not stored in the body (water soluble: vitamin C and B-complex) would be depleted first. The fat soluble vitamins (vitamins A, D, E, K), which are stored in the body, would not be depleted as quickly. An individual may develop a deficiency of many of the vitamins and minerals. The effects on the body would vary depending on what nutrient they become deficient in. However, not consuming fruits and vegetables for an entire month would not cause severe deficiencies since it is such a short period of time. Most severe deficiencies are associated with longer periods of time without the vitamin or mineral. All and all, your body would not function as optimally. Many of the body processes require vitamins and minerals (provided by fruits and vegetables) to function properly, and therefore would not run as efficiently as if these vitamins and minerals were present.  
  3. The GNLD CAROTENOID COMPLEX is a supplement of various vitamins and minerals. However, if you are eating balanced diet, rich in fruits and vegetables, you should not need to take a supplement. All of the vitamins and minerals, as well as other beneficial compounds called phytochemicals in fruits and veggies, would be provided through your diet. Visit www.mypyramid.gov to create a meal plan that is personalized to you and remember to fill Half-Your-Plate with a colorful variety of fruits and veggies at every meal and eating occasion (for the best combination of vitamins and minerals)! is a supplement of various vitamins and minerals. However, if you are eating balanced diet, rich in fruits and vegetables, you should not need to take a supplement. All of the vitamins and minerals, as well as other beneficial compounds called phytochemicals in fruits and veggies, would be provided through your diet. Visit to create a meal plan that is personalized to you and remember to fill with a colorful variety of fruits and veggies at every meal and eating occasion (for the best combination of vitamins and minerals)!
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