Founded in 1970 by Chairman Jay Martin, The Juice Plus+ Company has grown from a small, direct-sales company into a highly successful, privately held health and wellness company operating in more than 20 countries today. Our turning point toward a health and wellness focus occurred in 1993 when we introduced Juice Plus+ Fruit and Vegetable Blend capsules. Even at that time, a growing body of scientific evidence was demonstrating that eating a wide variety of fruits and vegetables is essential to a healthy diet and lifestyle. Juice Plus+ responded to that need with a simple and convenient product to help people bridge the gap between what they should eat, and what they actually do eat, every  day. All Juice Plus+ products share a common nutritional philosophy that traces back to our beginnings in 1993 and helps us stand out from the tens of thousands of nutritional products on the market today: an emphasis on the whole food, plant-based nutrition that is so important in our diets. HEAR FROM THIS DOCTOR WHY PREVENTION IS THE BEST MEDICINE.  Dr. Pamela Benitez is a general surgeon with a focus on breast cancer. In this video, Dr. Benitez discusses her belief that “food is not just for calories and energy. Food is for prevention.”  Dr. Benitez emphasizes “fruits and vegetables are the most important fuel we can put into our bodies to make a difference in terms of prevention and health.” Specifically, she recommends Juice Plus+® for a nutritional foundation because “good nutrition is so important for strengthening the immune and cardiovascular systems.” Dr. Benitez practices at the Rose Cancer Center of William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan and serves on the medical staffs of William Beaumont Hospitals in Royal Oak and Troy. In addition, she is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine. Dr. Benitez has published numerous articles on breast cancer in such publications as Cancer, The American Journal of Surgery, Journal of the National Cancer Institute, and Journal of Clinical Oncology.