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3 Ways that Food Acts as Medicine

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Food acts as medicine for our bodies in many powerful ways. When we eat food that’s natural, unprocessed and wholesome, it truly makes a positive impact on our lives.

Food can help regulate our body’s functions, like improving digestion, and helps us take many preventative measures so we can live a healthier lifestyle. And certain foods and ingredients even have the maximum amount of benefits your body needs, like vitamins or minerals, so you no longer need to rely on supplements. Essentially, eating right leads to a perfect harmony within your body.

When we pay attention to the benefits of ingredients in our food, our bodies see real results. Here are 3 ways that food acts as medicine in our lives:

1. Lowers health risks

From high cholesterol to diabetes and inflammation, unhealthy diets have truly taken their toll on our bodies. But real food and we’re talking about real food, not just processed meals or beverages that make that claim, can help lower many health risks we face.

Quinoa is one seed in particular that is a powerhouse food: it’s naturally gluten free, a complete protein and contains all 9 essential amino acids! Compared to other foods, it’s packed with nutritional content and is grown sustainably. One study recently published in Current Developments in Nutrition shows that eating even a small amount of quinoa every day can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Paired with a low cholesterol diet, flaxseeds can have been proven to lower bad cholesterol levels and triglyceride levels, which are fats in our blood.  They’re also good sources of Omega 3 essential fatty acids and have been linked with a proactive effect against certain types of cancer.

These ingredients are currently found in Karviva’s Divine blends which are a great meal replacement or post-workout supplement.

2. Detoxifies our bodies

Sometimes our bodies need a straight up detox to rid us of harmful chemicals we accumulate in our systems. And it’s actually possible to detox our bodies with, you guessed it, food! Mung bean sprouts and Aronia berries found in Karviva’s Heal juice have the amazing ability to cleanse our systems using their mighty antioxidant power!

3. Improves digestion 

Processed foods are in fact, hard for our bodies to process. Gut health is critical to our overall bodily functions and certain foods do just the trick to making improvements.

You might be familiar with seasonal chestnuts roasting on an open fire, as they’re considered to be tasty treats around the world. Other than that, chestnuts have a track record of helping improve digestion by reducing cholesterol levels and stabilizing blood sugar levels. They’re incorporated into Karviva’s current Divine blends for their rich nutrient content and work well with the black soybeans, gold flaxseeds and quinoa that they’re fused with.

Karviva beverages were inspired by a devotion to compassion. In fact, Karviva means compassion. Our goal is to be mindful of our social and environmental responsibilities of promoting health and helping the planet thrive. Each recipe was influenced by time-tested East Asian recipes and understands the benefits of how the ingredients in each beverage work together or separately.

We utilize that ancient wisdom to promote how food acts as medicine. And by using entire plants in production, we eliminate food waste. That also means each beverage contains the wholesome ingredients, nothing artificial or processed, and helps bring our bodies the harmony they crave.

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Karviva's formulations are inspired by ancient food wisdom, designed to nourish Qi (the vital energy source) and Blood (key bodily nutrients). Our drinks uniquely focus on clean, nutrient-dense ingredients and formulations that maximize food synergies, adhering to principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurvedic Medicine. This holistic approach enhances the natural properties of each ingredient, offering unique health benefits.

Karviva Whole Plant Juices can be stored at room temperature. Once opened, they should be refrigerated and consumed within one week for optimal freshness.

Yes, daily consumption of Karviva Detox Juice, for instance, has led many customers to report health improvements after two weeks. However, individual experiences may vary.

Yes, our smoothies and coffee drinks need to be refrigerated and are best enjoyed within one to two days of opening.

Our all-natural, organic drinks are suitable for all, including pregnant women and children. We recommend checking for any personal food allergies.

Absolutely. Karviva drinks are an excellent choice for those managing blood sugar levels or reducing sugar and carb intake, thanks to their low glycemic index and beneficial ingredients like aronia berry and cinnamon.

We carefully select ingredients based on their ideal growth conditions to ensure their therapeutic benefits. Our sourcing strategy includes aronia berries from the Midwest USA, quinoa from Bolivia, oats from Sweden, black soybeans from northern China, and coffee beans from Mexico. Most fruits are sourced from Washington and California, with our sprouts grown hydroponically for quality assurance.

In line with Traditional Chinese Medicine beliefs, we understand that climate, soil, and water quality significantly affect the therapeutic powers of plants. This focus ensures the highest quality and effectiveness of our ingredients.