Finding the balance is what life is all about. Balance between romance and friendships. Balance between work and play. Balance between getting enough sleep or too much, between eating right and crash dieting.

Back in the 1990s, Doctor Douglass Howard became concerned that the balance in our diets and lifestyles was leaning a little too much toward convenience and unhealthy decisions. So he started to put together a supplement that would help his loved ones get the balance right.

What he came up with was Balance of Nature. It’s a company with three specific products that are designed to work together or independently to give you back all the nutrients that the modern diet may have stripped away. We reviewed all three products below, and have an FAQ at the end

Overview

One thing we liked right away about Balance of Nature is that they link you to some actual research around how they formulated their products. It’s one thing for a company to say they made a gummy out of fruit. It’s another thing entirely for a company to show you the research into why fruit is important, why some fruits are more beneficial, and why they put them into their product.

Proper inclusion of the phytonutrients in fruits and vegetables is essential to maintaining good health. And not every way of ingesting fruit is equally beneficial. In fact, some forms of taking in fruit are downright bad.

That’s right. According to Dr. Christopher Baird, it is “wrong” to think that fruit juice is equally as healthy as eating the whole fruit. This is due to a number of factors, but it’s primarily because the sugar that we get from the juice is unaccompanied by all the beneficial micronutrients that the rest of the fruit contains.

By eating a whole fruit or vegetable, we get a lot more nutrients. From the skin of the vegetable, to the pulp of the fruit, the molecules stored in the very cells of the vegetables and fruit give us nutrient value. And surprisingly, when we eat a piece of fruit, we’re still not getting all that molecular benefit.

When we ingest chewed food particles, anything inside the particles remains largely unabsorbed. This is because for fruits and vegetables, the nutrients are stored in though to digest materials called insoluble fiber or cellulose. That means only the nutrients on the outside of the food, on the surface area of the particles, gets digested. The rest of the nutrition stays captured in the fiber of the fruit or vegetable and gets passed through our system.

At Balance of Nature, Dr. Howard realized this, and came up with an ingenious solution. By flash-dehydrating vegetables and fruits, he found a way to get 90% of the mass out of a piece of produce right away. Then, the people at Balance of Nature grind the dehydrated matter into a fine powder, in temperature and friction controlled machines, increasing the surface area of each particle of vegetable and fruit by many times.

What this all means for the consumer is that when the powderized particles of fruit and vegetables enter our digestive tract, there is more surface area per nutrient for our body to absorb. According to Balance of Nature, their Fruits and Veggies product “delivers produce with a higher nutritive value than what you consume from any store.”

Balance Of Nature

- Blend of 16 whole fruits & 15 whole vegetables packed with nutrients, vitamins and minerals. 

- Fiber and Spice blend contains almost 30% of the recommended daily fiber intake. 

- 100% natural, gluten free, non-GMO and contain no added chemicals.

Ingredients and Benefits

Balance of Nature has three distinct products, each with its own ingredients and benefits. We’ll break them down here by product.

Fruits and Veggies

The Fruits recipe is:

  • Aloe Vera — fights inflammation, rich in antioxidants
  • Apple — heart health and prebiotics
  • Banana — potassium, an essential electrolyte
  • Blueberry — antioxidant health
  • Cherry — anti inflammatory, helps with muscle recovery
  • Cranberry — urinary tract health
  • Grape — vitamins C and K
  • Grapefruit, Lemon, Mango, and Orange — vitamin C, also helps lower bad cholesterol and raise good cholesterol
  • Papaya — may help fight heart disease, cancer, and diabetes
  • Pineapple — manganese, vitamin B6, copper, thiamin, and folate
  • Raspberry — heart function benefits, including lowering blood pressure
  • Strawberry — potentially increase helpful cholesterol and lower blood pressure
  • Tomato — lycopene, which has been linked to a number of health benefits

The Veggies recipe is:

  • Broccoli — potassium and some protein
  • Cabbage — vitamins C and K
  • Carrot — beta carotene
  • Cauliflower — rich choline source, and essential micronutrient
  • Cayenne Pepper — improved metabolism
  • Celery Stalk — potassium and calcium 
  • Garlic — heart health
  • Kale — antioxidants Quercetin and Kaempferol
  • Onion — according to WebMD, onions are can help people with diabetes
  • Shiitake Mushroom — immunity booster
  • SoyBean — vitamin K1, folate, copper, manganese, phosphorus, and thiamine
  • Spinach — curbs appetite, helps prevent osteoporosis
  • Wheat Grass — glutathione (antioxidant), vitamin C, and vitamin E
  • Sweet Potato — potassium and magnesium
  • Zucchini — may help with blood sugar levels

For both the Fruits and the Veggies blend, we are struck by just how many ingredients they’re able to pack into each capsule. We don’t need a lot of encouragement to be convinced that every item on the lists is important.

Reading about nutrition, it becomes clear that we need more fruit, more vegetables, and more variety of each. It’s not enough to just eat one fruit everyday, or the same three vegetables. We’re not sure anyone’s diet is so comprehensive that it would include every single fruit and vegetable in the Balance of Nature products.

Roaming the grocery store aisles, it would take hours just to find all of these ingredients (and we haven’t even gotten to the spices below!). And once you found them, it would take hundreds of dollars to buy them, and take hours more every day to cook and consume them.

Once you’ve done all that, you’re still left with the idea that you may not be actually absorbing all the nutrients the fruits and vegetables you ate contain. According to Balance of Nature, we may only be getting 5% of the total nutrients from the foods we eat.

With their products, Balance of Nature has taken the time, money, and guesswork out of the process. Simply take the capsules and know that you’re getting all the benefits available from those 13 fruits and 15 veggies.

Fiber and Spice

We’ll discuss below the amazing benefits of proper fiber intake. Right here we’ll talk about the spices Balance of Nature has in this recipe and their potential benefits.

  • Allspice — helpful for infections and nausea
  • Cardamom — may improve oral health
  • Cinnamon — according to the BBC, helps fight fungi, bacteria, and viruses
  • Clove — fights free radicals
  • Coriander — manganese and iron
  • Cumin — antibacterial and antifungal
  • Fennel Seed — contains anethole, which may fight cancer
  • Fenugreek — helps with blood pressure
  • Ginger — helps with nausea, stomach issues, and possibly with menstrual cramps
  • Mustard — perhaps relieves muscular isssues
  • Nutmeg — regulates digestion
  • Turmeric — improves metablosim
  • Whole Monk Fruit — may help with weight loss

As its name implies, this recipe also includes fiber, and a lot of it. In fact, the Fiber and Spice blend contains almost a third of the recommended fiber amount for your whole day. The benefits of fiber are so important, we thought they deserved their own section.

Proper fiber does three important things for our body. The first, fiber swells in our digestive tract when it absorbs water. This helps us to feel more full. Often times our body triggers us to eat, even though we have proper calories in our system. This happens because modern food is so calorie rich that we have more sugar, fat, and protein in smaller packages. So even though our stomachs feel less full, we do in fact have enough calories to carry on.

When this happens, our stomach tells us to eat more, so we do. Often we obey our stomachs without thinking about it. The result is that we eat too much. With more fiber in our system, our stomach and intestines feel more properly full, and we eat less.

The next two benefits of fiber are actually related. Fiber in our digestive tract attaches to other nutrients, making them either more difficult for our bodies to break down, or preventing it altogether.

Benefit two, fiber bonds with sugar in our digestive tract, making our bodies work harder to extract the carbohydrate molecules. This means we actually burn a few calories in the process. This is what’s meant by food like celery being ‘negative calorie’ foods: our body has to spend more calories breaking them down than we absorb from the food itself. And nearly all negative calorie foods are negative because of their fiber content.

Benefit three, fiber bonds with fats in our digestive tract. In fact, it bonds so well that sometimes we don’t absorb the fat in our digestive tract at all, if there’s proper fiber available.

With Balance of Nature’s Fiber and Spice blend, we not only get all the benefits of those spices, we also get 29% of our daily fiber. Good for feeling full, good for sugar balance, and great for the fat in our diets.

How to Take Balance of Nature

Each of the products from Balance of Nature comes in a specific delivery form. The Fruits and Veggies are in capsule form, and the Fiber and Spice comes in a powder. You can take the capsules with a glass of water, or you can open them up and sprinkle them on foods you already eat. Their website says most people take the Fiber and Spice mixed into water or diluted juice.

Prices And Offers

The Fruits and Veggies come together, and they're $69.95 if you sign up for a subscription (saving you over $20 a month). The Fiber and Spice is available with a subscription for $49.95, also saving you over $20 a month. If you subscribe for both packages together, it’s $109.95, for a total savings of almost fifty dollars.

Subscriptions come with a cheaper price guaranteed for life, 30-day money-back guarantee, a complimentary health coaching, so that definitely is a way to save money if you are planning on committing on making Balance Of Nature part of your routine. 

Conclusion

For anyone looking to get more fruits, vegetables, and fiber in their diets, we recommend the Balance of Nature products. If for no other reason than cost effectiveness, buying all those fresh fruits and vegetables every month could cost many times more than the Balance of Nature product. And with these capsules you’re also saving time in preparing and eating those 28 different ingredients.

The fiber benefits of their Fiber and Spice product cannot be overstated, and for that alone we would recommend the Balance of Nature product. The benefits of their spice blend should not be overlooked, either.

FAQs

Is Balance of Nature Safe?

Yes. All of their ingredients are tested and screened for the highest quality.

What’s the Process Behind Balance of Nature?

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Balance of Nature has found a rapid dehydration process that packs a powder form of 13 fruits and 15 vegetables into each capsule.

There are no fiber ingredients we could find on their website.

Is Fiber that Important?

It is. And sadly, the modern diet has stripped most of the fiber out of our daily intake.

Is Balance of Nature Cost Effective?

Based on the rising costs of many produce items, we suggest Balance of Nature can be quite cost effective, indeed. Not to mention with Balance of Nature you don’t need to worry about waste with fruits or vegetables going bad before you have a chance to eat them.

How Soon Will I See Results?

Everyone’s body is different. With the fiber, you may see results within a few days. Some of the other benefits of Balance of Nature are preventative, rather than remedial. That means the main benefit is that you may not see bad things happen to your body over time.

About the Author

Steven has been into health, nutrition, and fitness for over 10 years, and has a degree in Physical Education and Coaching. He is an expert in supplements and is devoted to helping his clients achieve their fitness goals and live their best lives.

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