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Is Reducing Processed Food and Toxins the Key to Weight Loss?

A common weight loss mantra, ”calories in, calories out,” has been taking some heat lately. This saying, which means that you have to burn more calories than you consume, holds some obvious truth, but does not tell the whole story.

Not all calories are created equal – calories from protein and fiber, for example, will keep you full longer than those from sugar – but recent studies show that it is even more complicated than that. There may be something in processed food itself that makes us eat more.

A new study found that participants gained more weight when eating ultra-processed food, even if they were offered meals that included the same amount of calories, fat, protein, sugar, salt, carbs and fiber than the other group.1 The first group ended up eating about 500 calories more a day, leading researchers to conclude that something in the processed food made them eat more. Another study found that it is easier to gain weight today than 20 to 30 years ago – even when following the same diet and exercise plan.2

How is this possible? While we do not all have the answers yet, researchers think that ultra-processed food and chemicals in our bodies (from food and its packaging as well as other sources, like pesticides) might impact our hormone levels, and consuming meat with antibiotics and hormones could be changing our gut bacteria. 3 It is also possible that over-farming and pesticides have depleted some of the nutrients from the food we consume. 4

Eating whole, natural food may be key to both weight loss and health, but it is practically impossible to completely avoid exposure to chemicals. In fact, the average American has over 200 industrial chemicals in the body. 5 Therefore, it is also important to regularly detox to remove some of these toxins. Karviva’s Detox juice contains two key ingredients that could help with this process: aronia berries and mung bean sprouts. It is believed that mung bean protein, tannin, and other polyphenols can help remove pesticides, mercury, arsenic and other heavy metals from the body. 6 A detox also will make you feel refreshed and restored, which can help prevent stress eating.

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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.