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ASHITABA AND CANCER TREATMENT AND PREVENTION: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW


Nature has blessed us with beautiful plants, flowers, and trees. These colorful decorations of nature also benefit the body when they are taken in as medicinal and herbal supplements. One particular supplement in particular grows in Japan and China. Mimicking the looks of the celery family it belongs to, it is known as the “longevity […]

WHAT’S ALL THE WASTE? 5 WAYS TO ELIMINATE FOOD WASTE IN YOUR HOME


Let’s just call it out, we’re all guilty of wasting food… we cook a meal, store the leftovers and forget they’re tucked away in the back of the fridge. Whether it’s your favorite mix up of veggies or pie, ultimately 40% of all food in the United States is tossed in the trash. And where […]

HOW TO STAY HEALTHY THIS HOLIDAY SEASON WITH KARVIVA


“This post has been sponsored by Karviva. All thoughts and opinions are my own.” The holiday season has been in full swing, which means more than ever there are sweet treats and decadent dishes being served up wherever we look. I find that during these times it is even more important to stay on top […]

THROWING A VEGAN COOKOUT? TRY THESE 3 PLANT PROTEIN RECIPES


We're at that time of the year when the days are long, with clear blue skies and cotton clouds all around. Neighbors and friends come out and give the warmest greetings as you walk past them while they set up a camping chair, cooler, and grill. Ah, yes. It's cookout season once again! Everyone is […]

SUMMER MOCKTAIL, SMOOTHIE, AND MORE: KARVIVA’S COOLEST RECIPES FOR A HEALTHY PARTY UNDER THE SUN


  The weather is heating up, and it can be tempting to indulge in cold drinks to help your body cool off. But sometimes, these drinks can be high in sugar and calories. So, we've put together a list of healthy summer mocktails, smoothies, and coffee-based recipes made with our plant-based beverages. They are perfect […]

THE QUEST FOR AN IDEAL BLOOD SUGAR LEVEL IN A SUGAR-SPIKED STANDARD DIET


  You have been spiked most of your life without knowing it. You're spiked with something that tastes so good but causes harm to your body. It's in your diet, and it's called sugar. Consider the Standard American Diet (SAD). Cereal or peanut butter and jelly for breakfast Pizza or sliders with soda for lunch […]

UNWINED O'CLOCK: CHANGING BAD WINE HABITS WITH SELF-COMPASSION


  Wine o'clock isn't a time. It's a feeling. It's usually at the end of a stressful workday or week when the feeling creeps in as you walk to your kitchen fridge. You reach for that chilled, dark green bottle with black liquid inside. But of course, you know it's a luscious red, and you're […]

THE IMPORTANCE OF SLEEP AND HOW TO HAVE GREAT ONE EVERY TIME


  There's a saying that goes, “You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink.” It's about how you can provide someone with what they need, but you can't control their actions. It's a fitting analogy for sleep. You can try all you want to get a good night's sleep, but […]

9 EFFECTIVE WAYS TO LOSE WEIGHT AFTER THE HOLIDAY BINGE


  It's January, which means it is time to get back in shape. The holiday season is over, and one of the best ways to start the year is to stay fit and healthy.  Unfortunately, it can be hard for those who have gone overboard with eating during the holidays. Thus, this article gives you […]

BOOST YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM WITH THESE TOP 7 EASY-TO-FIND SUPERFOODS


  Everybody wants to be healthy and have nutritious food on the table. However, it can be challenging to make that happen when the most nutritious foods seem to be inaccessible because of their price and limited availability.  The great news is you do not need to look far; many of the superfoods that can […]

ROAD TO A HEALTHY RECOVERY: TIPS TO REBUILD YOUR BODY AFTER ILLNESS


  The post-illness period feels like a never-ending ride. While it's fortunate that you can make it past a certain disease, the journey doesn't end there yet. Instead, you're left with a body that isn't as strong and active as it used to, and you need to allocate adequate time to recover from illness. The […]

SWEET MILLION CHERRY TOMATOES—CUTE LITTLE WARRIORS THAT CAN PROTECT YOU AGAINST FREE RADICALS


  Tomatoes are easy to find in the market or grocery stores. Dieticians and professional chefs recommend them because, aside from making a dish delicious, they are good for your health. Tomatoes are so powerful when it comes to fighting diseases because lycopene is its prime antioxidant. Aside from lycopene, tomatoes contain other vitamins and […]

THE REAL POWER OF SPINACH


  If you love Cartoon Network, you probably know about the all-time favorite cartoon character Popeye and his love interest, Olive. Popeye the Sailor Man debuted at Thimble Theater on January 17, 1929. He’s known for eating a can of spinach that gives him near-superhuman strength to overpower his archnemesis, Brutus. Popeye's success and popularity […]

WHY SHOULD YOU INCORPORATE PROTEIN DRINKS IN YOUR DIET?


  If you've recently been indulging yourself in becoming or staying fit, one term you've probably come across with is protein. This is an important macronutrient that helps build and repair your muscles. So aside from carbohydrates and fats, which constitute about 50 and 20 percent of your daily food intake, respectively, you also have […]

TAKING METABOLISM BOOSTERS FOR YOUR HEALTH: AN EASY WAY TO WEIGHT LOSS


  Have you recently embarked on your fitness journey? Then, you must have been researching some tips you can follow and coming across articles about boosting your metabolism. But what exactly is metabolism? Why should you take metabolism boosters for faster weight loss?  Learn these and more about why you should focus on boosting your […]

UNDERSTANDING GLUTEN SENSITIVITY


  What is Gluten and what does Gluten Sensitivity mean? Gluten is a protein naturally found in wheat, barley, rye, bulgur wheat, and couscous, mostly staple foods in the Western diet. It's not present naturally in rice, corn, quinoa, millet, buckwheat and amaranth. Do you love doughnuts? Gluten makes the dough in doughnuts (for example) […]

PREBIOTIC VS PROBIOTIC: THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN KARVIVA AND KOMBUCHA


  How do you fill your body with the proper nutrients? Go with your gut! Digestive health is critical to your body’s overall function. Many health beverages, like kombucha, promote the ability to help you improve your body’s digestive function.  Yet, this is only attainable when you’re proactive about the ingredients present in your diet: that’s […]

TIPS TO LIVE WITH STRESS


  If we were asked to describe our feelings in 2020, “stressed out” is most likely on the list. Here is some real data: Stress in AmericaTM 2020: A National Mental Health Crisis, conducted by The Harris Poll on behalf of APA (American Psychological Association), found that nearly 8 in 10 adults (78%) say the coronavirus pandemic […]

SUPERFOOD AND SEASONAL EATING


  The Importance of Choosing What To Eat and When To Eat It In the food industry, we love the term Superfood and want to put it in our marketing messages. Well, what exactly is Superfood and is it real, or simply a scam? I touched upon these topics in my previous blog article Superfood […]

KARVIVA VIVA & FAR EAST WISDOM


  It is March the Women’s History Month, while we celebrate women’s contributions to the humanity, let’s don’t forget it has been a year since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak COVID-19 as a pandemic. As of 14 March 2021, more than 119 million cases have been confirmed, with more than 2.64 million […]

EMPOWER YOUR PERFORMANCE WITH KARVIVA SMOOTHIES


  If you’re an athlete or runner or simply an active person, chances are you need a little extra get-up-and-go in your diet to support your active lifestyle and rockin’ body. For anyone serious about their health and performance, emphasizing the overall importance of nutrition leads to excellence. In recent years, athletes have been bombarded […]

COVID-19 PREVENTION TIPS: ANTIOXIDANTS & IMMUNITY


  During the outbreak of COVID-19, people turn to natural food and remedies with immunity boosting capabilities. It has been well demonstrated that natural antioxidants play an important role in maintaining and strengthening our immune system. If you agree pathogens including viruses are products of nature, then the antioxidants are the antidotes Mother Nature gives […]

DIETARY TREND, POLICIES & ADVICE


  Rising obesity, sounds like an old topic to you, right? According to a report by Harvard School of Public Health, two out of three adults and one out of three children in the United States are overweight or obese, and the nation spends an estimated $190 billion a year treating obesity-related health conditions. We […]

THE SECRETS OF LONGEVITY


  Soon we will say farewell to 2020, a year filled with challenges and surprises. For many, this is also a year filled with reevaluations: what do we value the most and what should we value the most? I hope good health is on your list. The pandemic forced us to rethink life and death, […]

THE TRUTH BEHIND THE HIGH PROTEIN DIET: WHY WHOLE FOOD DIET IS IMPORTANT


  As high protein diets become more and more popular, we have seen a tremendous increase in the number of plant-based protein powder products and high-protein drinks in natural food markets. These products are often labeled “natural” and nutritious plant-based protein sources. Are they truly safe and healthy? Not necessarily. There are actually several facts […]

SOLVING THE VALUE DILEMMA IN THE WELLNESS BEVERAGE MARKET


  One of today’s most highly visible trends has been the cultural shift towards wellness beverages. From fresh press juice stores popping up across every major American city to designated sections at supermarkets reserved for smoothies and elixirs, wellness beverages have become a staple of daily life for the aspirational, health inclined consumer. However, the […]

THE TRUTH BEHIND THE KETO DIET


  The year of 2020 has been full of surprises, to my surprise, I haven’t seen a new diet trend, which is probably a good thing. In this article, I want to talk about something that is not new to 2020 but you may still hear about it a lot, the so-called “keto” or ketogenic” […]

MINDFULNESS: A POWERFUL TOOL TO RELIEVE STRESS


Let’s face it: it is June 2020, we are already half way into 2020 and it hasn’t been a normal one. Everyone I know is feeling the stress, for some such intense stress level induced by the unexpected chaos around the world has started to impact our health. So how do we regain our well-being? […]

ANTIOXIDANTS & IMMUNITY


Antioxidants & Immunity During the outbreak of COVID-19, people turn to natural food and remedies with immunity boosting capabilities. It has been well demonstrated that natural antioxidants play an important role in maintaining and strengthening our immune system. If you agree pathogens including viruses are products of nature, then the antioxidants are the antidotes Mother […]

THE SCIENCE BEHIND APPLYING MEDICINAL DETOX REMEDIES IN COMMON COLD/FLU PREVENTION AND TREATMENT


  COVID-19 is taking 2020 by storm. It feels like a nightmare for many, and we all await more normal days and a return to our regular routines. In the meantime, many are letting fear drive their anxiety to new heights and are behaving in ways they surely once considered unthinkable – by hoarding items, […]

COLD, FLU, ADENOVIRUS, OR COVID-19? A DEEPER LOOK AT THE SYMPTOMS


  Cold, Flu, Adenovirus, or COVID-19? A deeper look at the symptoms In my last blog article, before the COVID-19 spread to the US, I looked into ways of preventions by simply changing our daily habits. Unfortunately, in less than one month, the coronavirus landed in the US and many other countries, causing the worldwide […]

PLANT-BASED DIETERS SHOULD BE CAUTIOUS OF PROCESSED FOODS, EXPERTS SAY


  Plant-Based Dieters Should Be Cautious of Processed Foods, Experts Say Because of our hectic lifestyles, it’s easy to choose a processed product over a whole food. If you follow a plant-based diet, this may not seem like a big deal. It’s easy to assume that if the main ingredient is a vegetable, legume or […]

TIPS TO SURVIVE THE WINTER FLU SEASON


  Tips to Survive the Winter Flu Season The recent outbreak of coronavirus has taken a heavy toll on everyone’s life in China and its impacts quickly spread to the world. While the scientists working quickly on identifying the source and finding the cures, the cousin of this novel virus (at least to human beings), […]

DETOX & ANTI-AGING


If you follow current dietary trends, you probably have heard about the “Detox Cleanse”, “48-Hour Weekend Cleanser” and many other detox regimens. Trained as a medical researcher, I always like to weigh how effective these regiments actually are? What are the mechanisms behind each? What are the potential adverse effects? And most importantly, is detox […]

KARVIVA HOLIDAY DRINKING TIPS: HOW MUCH ALCOHOL IS BAD FOR YOU?


  I love December: It is the most wonderful time of the year! We are closing out another wonderful year with celebrations and cheers with colleagues, friends and families, we are surrounded with holiday music, gifts and parties. During these wonderful moments we probably will be sipping down more alcohol than any other times of […]

WHY IT’S BEST NOT TO BEEF UP YOUR MEAT INTAKE


New research papers on red meat consumption have stirred up controversy lately.1 The papers, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, say that the average adult can continue to eat both red and processed meat at typical levels.2 This runs contrary to current recommendations to limit intake of meat.3 So does that mean that a […]

HOW TO SURVIVE THE COLD & FLUE SEASON


It is October, the colorful and fun Halloween decorations are popping up everywhere, a nice indicator of who is a planner and who is the last-minute doer, or who is simply too busy to think about Halloween yet. Although we’re technically well into autumn, the last few waves of summer heat are still with us. […]

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 […]

UNDERSTANDING FATS, CARBS AND HEART DISEASE


I got questions from many consumers on how to lower their cholesterol level and the meanings of good LDLs versus bad LDL. In order to answer these questions, we need to take a deeper look into the history of low-fat diet. In the 1950s, the well-known American scientist Ancel Keys made a correlation between dietary […]

HOW TO OVERCOME A WEIGHT-LOSS SNAG


One of the most common questions we get at Karviva is: ”Why am I not losing weight?” Committing to a new diet and exercise regimen takes a lot of willpower, so when we don’t see results, we get frustrated. While each individual and situation are unique, these are some common reasons you may not see […]

KARVIVA INTRODUCES VIVA


Legend has it that over 2000 years ago, the first Emperor of China sent a team of 1,000 men to Japan to track down an herb said to slow down aging and defeat illnesses. Although it is believed that the Emperor, Qin Shi Huang, died before he could ingest the herb, he probably turned to […]

COLOR CODING CARBS


In the recent year, carbs is getting a reputation of being “unhealthy”. Is it truly bad for you? Let’s first understand what are carbs. Carbohydrates are the sugars, starches, and fibers found in a wide variety of foods like grains, vegetables, fruits, and milk products. They are called carbohydrates because, at the biochemical level, they […]

CLOSING THE FIBER GAP


It seems like carbohydrates have gotten a bad rap lately. Many diets, like Keto and Atkins, restrict carbs. Others eliminate specific types, for example the Paleo diet, which prohibits grains and legumes. But with the emphasis on cutting carbs, we may be forgetting about one of the body’s best friends: fiber. Fiber is a key […]

FINDING BALANCE BETWEEN YIN AND YANG


Despite major medical breakthroughs in the past few decades, people’s mental and physical health is just not keeping up. While some of these trends, like a declining life expectancy,1 are seen mostly in high-income countries, others, like the obesity epidemic,2 are global. A Gallup index of people in 145 countries found humans more stressed, anxious, […]

KIDS’ SUGARY BEVERAGE: WHAT DO WE NEED TO KNOW?


A call to action on limiting kids’ sugary beverage consumption New recommendations released March 25, 2019 by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Heart Association call for policy changes to reduce consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages among children and teens. The physicians’ groups say that education around the potential health consequences of too much […]

DEMYSTIFY FOOD CRAVINGS


Is it all In Your Head or are your body’s needs real? Last week, I attended the Expo West and experienced another grant exhibition of natural foods, drinks and beauty products. While I had the chance to walk around the floor to discover interesting newbies, I started to try samples from different booths. Some tasted […]

RISING OBESITY & DIETARY TRENDS


Rising obesity, sounds like an old topic to you, right? According to a report by Harvard School of Public Health, two out of three adults and one out of three children in the United States are overweight or obese, and the nation spends an estimated $190 billion a year treating obesity-related health conditions. We are […]

MODERN LUXURY SILICON VALLEY FEATURES KARVIVA AND THE BENEFITS OF WHOLE PLANT INGREDIENTS


Karviva’s naturally occurring prebiotics and antioxidants allow the digestive system to break down and spread nutrients across the body, providing overall health and wellness, according to the article. Link to story: https://mlsiliconvalley.com/karuna-better-health-the-root  

UNDERSTANDING FOODS CAUSING INFLAMMATIONS


  2019 is official here, what is on your New Year resolution list? I hope stay healthy is on top of it and maybe eating healthy too! “You are what you eat” is not just a pitch by your mom, serval large long term studies published in the recent years show strong correlations of eating […]

AN INTRO OF TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE (TCM)


An Ancient Healing System That Still Works Today Traditional Chinese Medicine or TCM originated from China and is one of the oldest healing systems on the planet. It’s been around for more than 2,500 years. It’s rooted in the ancient philosophy of Taoism and has influenced other traditional systems of medicine. TCM is an umbrella […]

THE IMPORTANCE OF FIBER


We all have heard about it, from our moms, from our doctors, from our friends: eat food that is rich in fiber as fiber is important! Everybody seems to know about fiber, but when specifically asked what fiber does in your body, the initial response would be…it’s good for the body. Let’s improve that, shall […]

CHEMICAL SENSITIVE? IS IT REAL?


  Our last blog article on Common Cause of Tiredness triggered many questions. I noticed some of us here may have fatigue caused by reactions to chemicals. Four out of our five senses (sight, smell, taste, and touch), encounter common chemicals every day. They’re found in pesticides, petrol, perfumes, vehicle exhaust, household cleaning products, personal […]

COMMON CAUSES OF TIREDNESS


  When I talked to consumers, I have frequently heard “I feel tired all the time! Which one of your drinks will help me?” Well, as an all-inclusive solution, I say “You should try Karviva Detox juice first to get ride of the toxins in your body, then gain some energy with Empower Prebiotic Smoothie […]

GLYCEMIC INDEX & GLYCEMIC LOAD


  Have you heard of the terms ´GI Index´ and ´glycemic load´? Perhaps from your physician or your health conscious friends? Do you know what they mean? Let us give you the gist of GI, to take a glycemic load off your back. The glycemic index (GI) is a rating used to measure the level […]

PREBIOTICS AND GUT FLORA


With more probiotic products coming to the market, a growing amount of consumers now understand the importance of maintaining a healthy gut flora for their health. How about prebiotics? Most health experts and doctors will tell you prebiotics can help to rebuild a healthy gut flora and more and more studies have shown taking natural […]

HEALTHY SUGAR?


One of the biggest public enemies today is “SUGAR”. There is no doubt that too much sugar is causing the ever-rising health problems not only in the U.S. but worldwide. Governments across Europe and Asia are proposing a sugar tax. Since scientists, doctors, and nutritionists agree sugar is bad, how about we eliminate sugar from […]

10 HEALTHY WAYS TO NATURALLY NOURISH YOUR SKIN


  Dry skin can trouble even the healthiest people – and it’s difficult to feel your best when your skin is betraying you. However, venturing into supermarkets and pharmacies and seeing the multitudes of skincare options available to you can be overwhelming. Fortunately, you can naturally nourish your skin in plenty of ways without having […]

SCIENCE BEHIND METABOLISM


  I’m sure we all have that moment- when you want to shave a few pounds and gain more energy. You realize that you’ve done everything you were told, exercise regularly, diet, sleep well, practice mindfulness, and you’re stumped for what else you can try. Maybe you just have a slow metabolism? We all know […]

PROTEIN & HEALTH


Protein again? How much is too much? I have encountered this question again and again during Karviva events. Below is a nice review on the subject of Protein Consumption by Harvard Medical School that I would like to share with you. Whether you worry about your weight or not, you've probably heard the claims by […]

HEALTHY LIFESTYLE HABITS & LIFE EXPECTANCY


We all know our lifestyle habits impact both our physical and mental health. But, what are the proofs? According to a new study led by Harvard School of Public Health, maintaining five healthy habits—eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, keeping a healthy body weight, not drinking too much alcohol, and not smoking—during adulthood may add […]

SUPERFOOD OR SCAM?


Whether you are a healthy eater or not, you must have heard of the term “Superfoods” by now. The question is, are they just a marketing scam or are these foods truly offering superior benefits to us? I recently read an enlightening review by the Harvard University School of Public Health that I thought I […]

BLACK SOYBEANS: WEIGHT LOSS & RECOVERY.


What are Black Soybeans? Not just for vegetarians, the benefits of the humble soybean have been known to most nutrition-conscious people for a long time now. Black soybeans have recently been categorized as a superfood. They are almost identical to the better known green soybean, but the black skinned variety is thought to have even […]

ANTIOXIDANTS AND THEIR ROLE IN SPORT RECOVERY & BODYBUILDING


What are Antioxidants? Before going into what antioxidants are, it is necessary to know what an oxidant is. Free radicals are unstable and very reactive molecules that steal electrons from other molecules (oxidation). This process results in the formation of more free radicals. Without an antioxidant to stop this chain reaction, it could continue to […]

FLU OR MAN FLU


  The Super Bowl has been one of the events with many memorable moments. One salient moment that grabbed headlines was when PINK performed the National Anthem on stage despite being sick with the flu. According to a review by Harvard School of Public Health, this year flu outbreak has been particularly severe due to an early […]

KARVIVA DIET CHOICE


As we start 2018, many of us are making a fresh round of New Year resolutions. One of the most perpetual themes is to get our body healthier and in a better shape with an attentive eye for what to eat and what diet to follow. For anyone looking for expert guidance, the newly published “Best Diet Ranking’ […]

HEALTHY HABITS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY


With 2018 quickly approaching, we’ve put together a list of healthy habits for the whole family to adopt! January is that highly anticipated month out of every calendar year that emphasizes making New Year’s resolutions, the most popular being eating healthier and losing weight. As advocates of health and wellness for all people and our […]

ADVICE FOR SWITCHING TO A PLANT-BASED DIET


If you’re exploring the possibility of transitioning to an entirely plant-based diet, then you’ve probably already realized how much dedication and determination is necessary to stick to it. A plant-based diet may not be for everyone, but its focus on restoring your body’s health with the proper nutrients makes it worthwhile. We recently chatted with […]

3 TIPS FOR SMART HOLIDAY EATING


  Smart holiday eating is certainly a feat during the season of indulging. Yet, in the midst of our holiday preparations and parties, we need to put a foot down in the name of our health and reclaim our bodies to a state of wellness. It’s tempting to wait until the New Year to make […]

4 NATURAL WAYS TO RELIEVE STRESS THIS SEASON


The hectic nature of the holidays usually has us craving natural ways to relieve stress in our lives. We’re always focusing on the next task at hand, whether it’s an urgent errand we have to run or plans we've made with a friend or an end-of-the-year project at work that needs completing. The expression ‘there’s […]

2 REASONS WHY KARVIVA MEANS COMPASSION


Simply put, Karviva means compassion. From a Buddhist perspective, the most common translation for the word karuna is in fact, compassion! This focus on compassion is active sympathy for those around us; it’s also a practice that is tested and strengthened over time. This definition of compassion isn’t limited to one area or element of […]

3 WAYS THAT FOOD ACTS AS MEDICINE


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 […]

5 SIMPLE WAYS TO LIVE A HEALTHY LIFE


Making positive changes to your lifestyle’s unhealthy habits might seem like a difficult task to take on. What are reliable ways you can root yourself in good health practices that will stick for life? Dierbergs Markets' Nutritionist Trish Farano dishes out some of her favorite healthy tips to help you get started: You want to […]

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN KARVIVA AND KOMBUCHA


How do you fill your body with the proper nutrients? Go with your gut! Digestive health is critical to your body’s overall function. Many health beverages, like kombucha, promote the ability to help you improve your body's digestive function.  Yet, this is only attainable when you’re proactive about the ingredients present in your diet: that's why […]

5 BENEFITS OF ANTIOXIDANTS


You’ve heard you need to eat more foods rich in antioxidants like blueberries, apples, and bean sprouts. These superfoods promote good health and prevent disease. But to the average layperson, what does that really mean? To use a loose analogy, think of your body like a car’s engine. You add fuel to your engine and […]

SAVE THE "DATE": HEALTH BENEFITS OF AN ANCIENT SUPERFOOD


  When “eclipse fever” hit the St. Louis area this past August, we were reminded of another place where the sun and moon often dance to create an amazing, celestial light show; Xinjiang province, the source of our all-natural sweetener, the Chinese red date. Xinjiang province, located in the rugged desert of western China, is […]

DETOXIFY YOUR DIET WITH TWO ESSENTIAL INGREDIENTS


When our bodies feel sluggish, so do our minds. That's when it's time for a detox. From chemicals in the foods we eat to the products we use, our bodies are always affected.  Every element we encounter elicits a response within us regardless of whether we’re indirectly exposed to something or we consume it directly. […]

DATES, DATES, DATES! AND ALL THEIR HEALTH BENEFITS!


As the fruit of palm trees, Dates not only have the sweetest of taste, but provide a myriad of health benefits to accompany their flavor. Rich in vitamins, fiber, iron, selenium, copper and other minerals, dates have been one of the most popular ingredients in many Eastern Asian folk remedies aiming to promote blood production, […]

WHAT’S ALL THE WASTE? 5 WAYS TO ELIMINATE FOOD WASTE IN YOUR HOME


Let’s just call it out, we’re all guilty of wasting food… we cook a meal, store the leftovers and forget they’re tucked away in the back of the fridge. Whether it’s your favorite mix up of veggies or pie, ultimately 40% of all food in the United States is tossed in the trash. And where […]

A WHOLE NEW WAY TO FUEL: DIVINE PINKALICIOUS


  Karviva recently rolled out its newest plant-based nutritional shake, Divine Pinkalicious! Karviva Fuel's newest addition, Divine Pinkalicious, hit the shelves at select grocery stores last Friday, April 28th! This all new flavor of gives you a healthy dose of plant-based protein and complex carbs, all while tasting sweet and fruity. Divine Pinkalicious is sure […]

HOW MUCH SUGAR ARE YOU DRINKING?


  Not all healthy drinks are created equally. Sports drinks and juices have a surprising amount of added sugar. Karviva beverages use natural sugars from the plant-based ingredients packed into every bottle. Unlike other sports drinks or juices, Karviva has no added sugar. Karviva was recently featured on Fox 2 News in St. Louis. Watch […]

THE MYTH ABOUT SOY CAUSING BREAST CANCER. WELL, IT'S JUST A MYTH.


  For over two thousand years, soy has been regarded as one of the healthiest natural foods on earth. Nowadays, soybeans are being cultivated and widely consumed all over the world. High in protein, soybeans contain all eight essential amino acids making it one of very few plants that offer complete non-animal proteins. Whole soy […]

START YOUR VERY OWN HYDROPONIC GARDEN AT HOME


St. Louis Business Journal has recently named Karviva founder and CEO Dr. Angela Zeng one of 2022’s Most Influential Business Women.  Out of 150 nominations, Dr. Zeng stood out for “creating a hydroponic garden for bean sprouts to ensure control over one of the most important ingredients in her drinks, as well as using up […]

WORLD HEART DAY TIPS TO START A HEALTHIER HEART LIFESTYLE


Heart diseases claim 17 million lives annually. If you think about it, that's a lot of friends and loved ones that could have lived longer. If only they knew how. As we celebrate World Heart Day, Karviva would like to take the opportunity to spread heart health awareness. Dig into these bits of advice on […]

WHAT’S ALL THE WASTE? 5 WAYS TO ELIMINATE FOOD WASTE IN YOUR HOME


Let’s just call it out, we’re all guilty of wasting food… we cook a meal, store the leftovers and forget they’re tucked away in the back of the fridge. Whether it’s your favorite mix up of veggies or pie, ultimately 40% of all food in the United States is tossed in the trash. And where […]

CAN'T SLEEP? HERE ARE 10 RELAXATION IDEAS TO GET A GOOD NIGHT'S REST


Life can get intense, and sometimes, we lose sight of what's really important—enjoying it. As a result, many people suffer from the stress of daily life, causing them to lose out on much-needed rest. If you're one of the millions who has trouble relaxing, you know how frustrating it can be. Not only do you […]

NEED HELP GOING PLANT-BASED? HERE ARE SOME POINTERS


As people grow older and start feeling the aches that come with age, they start paying attention to their body. People dive into exercise and lifestyle changes. More and more people are ditching meat and switching to a plant-based diet. Whether it's to try something trendy or for improving your overall health, a plant-based diet […]

MAINTAIN GLOWING BEAUTY THROUGH THESE SKIN CARE TIPS FOR SUMMER


Summertime is the season to show off your glowing skin. It is the time to wear cool and breezy outfits and have some fun under the sun! But as you have a great time relaxing, it is easy to lose track of your time spent outdoors. This can lead to sunburn, hyperpigmentation, and dehydration.  Amid […]

7 MOST COMMON HEART DISEASES IN MEN AND HOW TO PREVENT THEM


  The heart sustains the whole body and does its job unnoticed day by day. Unfortunately, only when people experience heart problems do they get a wake-up call to check if their lifestyles are beneficial for their hearts.  Although men and women can both experience heart diseases, some ailments are more common in men. In […]

HOW TO PREVENT DEHYDRATION FROM SAPPING YOU OUT THIS SUMMER


  You’re supposed to be having fun in the summer. You and your friends should be out and about getting your tan, taking a dip, or playing rounds of beach volleyball. But the summer heat can sap the energy out of you. It's called dehydration, and it can interrupt your exciting plans. This condition usually […]

TOWARD A GREEN KITCHEN: 10 CREATIVE WAYS TO CUT FOOD WASTE


  “Waste not; want not.” It’s a motto to live by in the kitchen, especially if you feed a growing family with a hearty appetite.  But sometimes, you can’t avoid having leftover ingredients after you cook. And when you waste food, it also means wasting the time, energy, and money you spent purchasing it. On […]

WHAT ENCANTO TEACHES US ABOUT HEALING


  At February’s close, We Don't Talk About Bruno sits at the apex of the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. It has held the top spot for five weeks in a row and is still fighting for the streak, outdoing other Disney soundtracks that held the same spot. The song is an original from the […]

THE IMPORTANCE OF SLEEP AND HOW TO HAVE GREAT ONE EVERY TIME


  There's a saying that goes, “You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink.” It's about how you can provide someone with what they need, but you can't control their actions. It's a fitting analogy for sleep. You can try all you want to get a good night's sleep, but […]

AS CALM AS A MILLPOND: A STRESS MANAGEMENT GUIDE TO MASTER THE ART OF RELAXATION


  Nowadays, most people live busy lives, so they deal with life's inevitable challenges through quick fight or flight responses. They either drink huge amounts of coffee to stay awake, skip breaks to get things done, or eat fast food during the busiest hours. It's always on the now-or-never approach. Sure, this isn't entirely bad. […]

ROAD TO A HEALTHY RECOVERY: TIPS TO REBUILD YOUR BODY AFTER ILLNESS


  The post-illness period feels like a never-ending ride. While it's fortunate that you can make it past a certain disease, the journey doesn't end there yet. Instead, you're left with a body that isn't as strong and active as it used to, and you need to allocate adequate time to recover from illness. The […]

7 PROVEN WAYS TO DEAL WITH GRIEF


  Losing someone or something that really matters to you is never easy. Whether it is the death of a loved one, a breakup, or even a failed business venture, you cannot simply ignore the pain, especially when you’ve invested so much time and emotion. Grieving is a unique process. For everyone, it is indeed […]

WHY SHOULD YOU INCORPORATE PROTEIN DRINKS IN YOUR DIET?


  If you've recently been indulging yourself in becoming or staying fit, one term you've probably come across with is protein. This is an important macronutrient that helps build and repair your muscles. So aside from carbohydrates and fats, which constitute about 50 and 20 percent of your daily food intake, respectively, you also have […]

TIPS TO LIVE WITH STRESS


  If we were asked to describe our feelings in 2020, “stressed out” is most likely on the list. Here is some real data: Stress in AmericaTM 2020: A National Mental Health Crisis, conducted by The Harris Poll on behalf of APA (American Psychological Association), found that nearly 8 in 10 adults (78%) say the coronavirus pandemic […]

KARVIVA VIVA & FAR EAST WISDOM


  It is March the Women’s History Month, while we celebrate women’s contributions to the humanity, let’s don’t forget it has been a year since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak COVID-19 as a pandemic. As of 14 March 2021, more than 119 million cases have been confirmed, with more than 2.64 million […]

DIETARY TREND, POLICIES & ADVICE


  Rising obesity, sounds like an old topic to you, right? According to a report by Harvard School of Public Health, two out of three adults and one out of three children in the United States are overweight or obese, and the nation spends an estimated $190 billion a year treating obesity-related health conditions. We […]

THE SECRETS OF LONGEVITY


  Soon we will say farewell to 2020, a year filled with challenges and surprises. For many, this is also a year filled with reevaluations: what do we value the most and what should we value the most? I hope good health is on your list. The pandemic forced us to rethink life and death, […]

KARVIVA HOLIDAY DRINKING TIPS: HOW MUCH ALCOHOL IS BAD FOR YOU?


  I love December: It is the most wonderful time of the year! We are closing out another wonderful year with celebrations and cheers with colleagues, friends and families, we are surrounded with holiday music, gifts and parties. During these wonderful moments we probably will be sipping down more alcohol than any other times of […]

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 […]

UNDERSTANDING FATS, CARBS AND HEART DISEASE


I got questions from many consumers on how to lower their cholesterol level and the meanings of good LDLs versus bad LDL. In order to answer these questions, we need to take a deeper look into the history of low-fat diet. In the 1950s, the well-known American scientist Ancel Keys made a correlation between dietary […]

FINDING BALANCE BETWEEN YIN AND YANG


Despite major medical breakthroughs in the past few decades, people’s mental and physical health is just not keeping up. While some of these trends, like a declining life expectancy,1 are seen mostly in high-income countries, others, like the obesity epidemic,2 are global. A Gallup index of people in 145 countries found humans more stressed, anxious, […]

KIDS’ SUGARY BEVERAGE: WHAT DO WE NEED TO KNOW?


A call to action on limiting kids’ sugary beverage consumption New recommendations released March 25, 2019 by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Heart Association call for policy changes to reduce consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages among children and teens. The physicians’ groups say that education around the potential health consequences of too much […]

COMMON CAUSES OF TIREDNESS


  When I talked to consumers, I have frequently heard “I feel tired all the time! Which one of your drinks will help me?” Well, as an all-inclusive solution, I say “You should try Karviva Detox juice first to get ride of the toxins in your body, then gain some energy with Empower Prebiotic Smoothie […]

GLYCEMIC INDEX & GLYCEMIC LOAD


  Have you heard of the terms ´GI Index´ and ´glycemic load´? Perhaps from your physician or your health conscious friends? Do you know what they mean? Let us give you the gist of GI, to take a glycemic load off your back. The glycemic index (GI) is a rating used to measure the level […]

PROTEIN & HEALTH


Protein again? How much is too much? I have encountered this question again and again during Karviva events. Below is a nice review on the subject of Protein Consumption by Harvard Medical School that I would like to share with you. Whether you worry about your weight or not, you've probably heard the claims by […]

HEALTHY LIFESTYLE HABITS & LIFE EXPECTANCY


We all know our lifestyle habits impact both our physical and mental health. But, what are the proofs? According to a new study led by Harvard School of Public Health, maintaining five healthy habits—eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, keeping a healthy body weight, not drinking too much alcohol, and not smoking—during adulthood may add […]

BLACK SOYBEANS: WEIGHT LOSS & RECOVERY.


What are Black Soybeans? Not just for vegetarians, the benefits of the humble soybean have been known to most nutrition-conscious people for a long time now. Black soybeans have recently been categorized as a superfood. They are almost identical to the better known green soybean, but the black skinned variety is thought to have even […]

ANTIOXIDANTS AND THEIR ROLE IN SPORT RECOVERY & BODYBUILDING


What are Antioxidants? Before going into what antioxidants are, it is necessary to know what an oxidant is. Free radicals are unstable and very reactive molecules that steal electrons from other molecules (oxidation). This process results in the formation of more free radicals. Without an antioxidant to stop this chain reaction, it could continue to […]

THE PROCESS AND POWER OF MEDITATION


For thousands of years, many great teachings have been passed down to help us develop mindfulness, equanimity, wisdom and compassion. The word Karviva in Buddhism translates to compassion which is one of the cornerstones of meditation. Similar to the makeup of Karviva beverages, meditation blends ancient knowledge with clinical research to optimize its experience and […]

A DEEP LOOK INTO VEGANISM


  Veganism isn’t a new fad diet. It’s been around for decades. But, it has been receiving some much-needed attention lately. Let’s learn more about it in the following sections. What is Veganism? Veganism is a practice or way of living which advocates removing all forms of animal cruelty and exploitation from one’s life. People […]

HEALTHY HABITS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY


With 2018 quickly approaching, we’ve put together a list of healthy habits for the whole family to adopt! January is that highly anticipated month out of every calendar year that emphasizes making New Year’s resolutions, the most popular being eating healthier and losing weight. As advocates of health and wellness for all people and our […]

LEARNING TO LIVE WITH MORE COMPASSION


Practicing compassion in your everyday life is just that: a practice. It takes patience, focus and energy. While we all approach it in unique ways, learning to live with more compassion is always an active state of being. Compassion is also the definition of the word karuna. It's not a ‘one-size-fits-all’ mentality, neither is it an effort […]

4 NATURAL WAYS TO RELIEVE STRESS THIS SEASON


The hectic nature of the holidays usually has us craving natural ways to relieve stress in our lives. We’re always focusing on the next task at hand, whether it’s an urgent errand we have to run or plans we've made with a friend or an end-of-the-year project at work that needs completing. The expression ‘there’s […]

2 REASONS WHY KARVIVA MEANS COMPASSION


Simply put, Karviva means compassion. From a Buddhist perspective, the most common translation for the word karuna is in fact, compassion! This focus on compassion is active sympathy for those around us; it’s also a practice that is tested and strengthened over time. This definition of compassion isn’t limited to one area or element of […]

HOW TO CHOOSE THE PROPER NUTRITION FOR AN ACTIVE LIFESTYLE


  If you’re an athlete or runner, chances are you need a little extra get-up-and-go in your diet that supports your active lifestyle and rockin’ body. For anyone serious about their health and performance, emphasizing the overall importance of nutrition leads to excellence. In recent years, athletes have been bombarded with information pertaining to the […]

WHAT’S ALL THE WASTE? 5 WAYS TO ELIMINATE FOOD WASTE IN YOUR HOME


Let’s just call it out, we’re all guilty of wasting food… we cook a meal, store the leftovers and forget they’re tucked away in the back of the fridge. Whether it’s your favorite mix up of veggies or pie, ultimately 40% of all food in the United States is tossed in the trash. And where […]

BENEFITS OF PLANT-BASED PROTEIN


In Western cultures, we tend to think that the preferable source of protein comes from meat - and lots of it. However, there are many benefits of plant-based protein in your diet! Those looking to bulk up or build muscle often shy away from a plant-based diet. What many people don't realize is that plants […]

KARVIVA CELEBRATES EARTH DAY


Earth Day is Saturday, April 22, 2017! Karviva will be celebrating at the St. Louis Earth Day Festival in Forest Park. Earth Day 2017 is fast approaching! Being built on a philosophy of sustainability and compassion for our bodies and the earth around us, Karviva encourages everyone to take the time to do something special […]

ORGANIC FOOD WASTE REDUCTION MADE EASY


  Many food and beverage brands fail to take sustainability into consideration. With the help of Total Organics Recycling, Karviva is furthering its philosophy of food waste reduction. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization, around one-third of all food produced in the world is wasted. From careless production processes to consumer waste, that's over 1.4 billion […]

FIVE FOOD TRENDS EXPECTED IN 2017


Each year, we see new food trends across the industry. All-natural and healthy foods continue to see a rise in popularity for 2017, but the definition is changing. Although health foods and drinks have been popular for several years now, the trend continues to gain momentum in 2017. However, just being “healthy” does not mean […]

SILENT YOGA RETREAT


  Our brand ambassador, Heidi Marie Harris, recently attended a four day silent yoga retreat. Her experience at this retreat was profound and moving. We invite you to read her story below. "I am a concert violinist, and I work in the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. My job is to work with sound. I craft […]

HISTORY OF THE BODHI TREE


The Bodhi tree is the symbol of enlightenment in the Buddhist religion, but many people do not know the story behind it. Karviva has chosen to incorporate this symbolic tree in our logo and brand image, as the symbolic meanings align so well with the values embodied in our products. The Bodhi tree was originally introduced as […]

KARVIVA™ FOUNDER NAMED ONE OF ST. LOUIS’ MOST INFLUENTIAL BUSINESS WOMEN


St. Louis, Mo. (August 18, 2022) — Karviva™ is excited to announce Founder and CEO Angela Zeng,  PhD, is being recognized as one of the St. Louis Business Journal’s “Most Influential Business  Women” of 2022. With the help of past winners, the Journal reviewed nearly 150 nominations in  selecting its 24th class of Most Influential […]

KARVIVA™ TEAMS UP WITH ST. LOUIS SWIM TEAM FOR SUCCESS!


  St. Louis, Mo. (June 1, 2022) — Karviva™ is excited to offer St. Louis athletes a new option for proper hydration and replenishment for their joints, muscles, and skin. Karviva is a proud new sponsor of the Clayton Shaw Park Tideriders Swim Team. The team is a USA Swimming Bronze medal club with athletes […]

KARVIVA™ MAKES A SPLASH INTO TOPS FRIENDLY MARKETS


  St. Louis, Mo. (June 1, 2022) — Health-minded shoppers in Upstate New York, Vermont and Northern  Pennsylvania now have amazing options for proper hydration and replenishment for their joints,  muscles and skin. Karviva’s ACE Sports drinks, Immunity Juices, and Wellness Protein Smoothies  are now available in the produce juice section of Tops Friendly Markets.  […]

KARVIVA™ FOUNDER JOINS CVS AND ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY FOR EXECUTIVE LEARNING SERIES!


  St. Louis, Mo. (May 24, 2022) — Karviva™ is excited to announce that Founder and CEO Angela  Zeng, PhD, has been accepted into the 2022 CVS Health & Roger Williams University Executive  Learning Series for diverse suppliers.  The innovative program, which kicks off June 15th, is a business development training program to help CVS […]

HOP ON THE OVERWATCH® 2 PVP BETA EARLY - BEASLEY ESPORTS PARTNERS WITH ARRIVE LOGISTICS TO GIVE 20 BATTLE FOR TEXAS TICKET HOLDERS AN EARLY INVITATION TO TRY THE GAME


  Beasley Esports Also Locks Additional Partners Karviva Beverages for Fans to Sample Drinks and Bring Bellator Champion Raufeon Stots as a Brand Ambassador; Upper Deck to Showcase New Overwatch League Trading Cards/Limited Edition Postcard HOUSTON (April 27, 2022) –  Beasley Esports continues to expand the excitement of the Battle for Texas on May 6 […]

KARVIVA JUMPS INTO THE ESPORT ARENA WITH NEW COLLABORATION


  St. Louis, Mo. (April 21, 2022) — Karviva is excited to announce a new collaboration with one of the  fastest-growing fields of international competition. We are teaming up with the Houston Outlaws, an  Esport team that competes internationally.   Karviva will share its wellness beverages as The Outlaws host the “Battle for Texas” Rivalry  Overwatch […]

KARVIVA EXPANDS INTO KUM & GO CONVENIENCE STORES


  St. Louis, Mo. (March 1, 2022) — Shoppers on the move will now have new healthy, sustainably produced drink options to choose from: Karviva’s plant-based prebiotic and antioxidant drinks are now available at more than 200 Kum & Go stores across the country.   “This marks an important milestone for our company,” says Karviva CEO […]

PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN KARVIVA™ AND STATE OF MISSOURI LEADS TO NATIONAL AWARD


  St. Louis, Mo. (February 2022) — A successful business partnership between Karviva™Beverage and the Office of Lieutenant Governor Mike Kehoe is being recognized by the US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce. Karviva™ was selected for the USPAACC’s 2021 Gold Synergy Award. In 2021, the St. Louis-based company teamed up with the State of […]

KARVIVA® TEAMS UP WITH POPULAR CENTRAL MARKET IN TEXAS


  St. Louis, Mo. (January 24 2022) — Texas shoppers who are really into an active lifestyle now have amazing options for proper hydration and replenishment for their joints, muscles and skin.   Karviva’s ACE Sports drinks are now available at Central Market stores across Texas.   Inspired by the ancient wisdom of Eastern Medicine and […]

CONTINUING THE FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19: FOODS YOU NEED TO EAT AFTER VACCINATION


  About half of the United States population has been vaccinated, and President Joe Biden is still urging the rest of America to get their jabs. The long-awaited vaccines are now circulating, and yet, there are still individuals who are afraid of the side effects. As a responsible citizen, set an appointment right away at […]

KARVIVA BEVERAGES NAMED AS FINALIST IN 2021 WORLD PLANT-BASED AWARDS


  St. Louis, MO (November 19, 2021) — Karviva Beverage is proud to announce that its latest innovations for wellness and good health are receiving national recognition! Two of its products aimed at helping consumers relieve stress and maintain good health are nominated as Finalists in the World Plant-Based Awards. Karviva Unwined has been named […]

KARVIVA EXPANDS ITS LINE OF WHOLE PLANT-BASED DRINKS THROUGHOUT GIANT EAGLE STORES


  St. Louis, Mo. (Oct. 28, 2021) — Shoppers seeking sustainably-produced, healthier beverage options have something to celebrate: Karviva’s plant-based prebiotic and antioxidant drinks are now available at nearly 100 Giant Eagle and Market District locations, which currently operate stores in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana and Maryland. Inspired by the ancient wisdom of Eastern […]

KARVIVA BEVERAGES RECOGNIZED AS A TOP “FUNDABLE’ COMPANY  


  St. Louis, MO (October 15, 2021) — Karviva Beverages is proud to be recognized this  year as a semi-finalist in the 2021 Pepperdine Graziadio “Most Fundable Company”  competition. This is the 4th year for the event aimed to promote startup business  development and inspire entrepreneurial spirit across the country.  Out of 3,500 applicants from […]

KARVIVA FOUNDER IS THE FOCUS OF REGIONAL EMMY-NOMINATED FEATURE


  St. Louis, MO (September 13, 2021) — Karviva Beverage founder Angela Zeng is sharing her story in a television feature nominated for a 2021 Mid-America Emmy® Award. The awards recognize outstanding achievements in television and allied media. Dr. Zeng and her wellness drinks are the focus of a story which aired on the Higher […]

KARVIVA EXPANDS ITS LINE OF WHOLE PLANT-BASED DRINKS THROUGHOUT EAST COAST


St. Louis, Mo. (Sept. 12, 2021) — East Coast-area shoppers seeking sustainably-produced, healthier beverage options have something to celebrate: Karviva’s plant-based prebiotic and antioxidant drinks are now available at more than 100 Giant Food stores across Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and the District of Columbia. Inspired by the ancient wisdom of Eastern Medicine and backed by […]

INTERNATIONAL ICE SKATER TURNED SOCIAL MEDIA GURU JOINS TEAM KARVIVA


Angelina Huang St. Louis, MO (August 20, 2021) — Angelina Huang traveled the world as a competitive skater, but now she’s turning her love of sports and health into a social media career.   Huang is teaming up with Karviva Beverage as its newest Ambassador sharing its “Food is Better Medicine” message with her followers and […]

KARVIVA® EXPANDS ITS LINE OF WHOLE PLANT-BASED DRINKS THROUGHOUT SPROUTS FARMERS MARKET STORES


  St. Louis, Mo. (Aug 13, 2021) — Shoppers seeking sustainably-produced, healthier beverage options have something to celebrate: Karviva’s plant-based prebiotic and antioxidant drinks are now available at all Sprouts Farmers Market locations, which currently operate more than 340 stores in 23 states. Inspired by the ancient wisdom of Eastern Medicine and backed by modern […]

KARVIVA BEVERAGE AND COMPANY CEO IN NATIONAL SPOTLIGHT


  St. Louis, MO (August 2021) —  Karviva Beverage and founder Angela Zeng are receiving national accolades this summer.  From the friendly skies to Yahoo finance! to a prestigious business registry,  Karviva’s wellness drinks, its company’s mission and its leadership are in the news. Passengers on United Airlines are learning about the many health and […]

COLLEGIATE ATHLETE TAKES GAME AND STUDIES TO NEXT LEVEL WITH KARVIVA


  Rowan Lapi St. Louis, MO (July 2021) —  Northwestern University center midfielder Rowan Lapi says she’s always trying to better herself both on the field and in the classroom.  That’s why the collegiate soccer player turns to Karviva Beverages to fuel her mind and body. The company is excited to announce Lapi as an […]

KARVIVA EXPANDS ITS LINE OF WHOLE PLANT-BASED DRINKS THROUGHOUT EAST COAST


    St. Louis, Mo. (July 18, 2021) — East Coast-area shoppers seeking sustainably-produced, healthier beverage options have something to celebrate: Karviva’s plant-based prebiotic and antioxidant drinks are now available at more than 100 GIANT Company stores across Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia. The products will be available at select GIANT and MARTIN’S stores […]

OLYMPIC ATHLETE TEAMS UP WITH KARVIVA FOR WHOLE PLANT-BASED FUELING


  Remedy Rule St. Louis, MO (July 16, 2021) — As she prepares to compete against the best in the world, Olympic swimmer Remedy Rule is fueling up with Karviva Beverages.   The company is excited to announce Rule as the newest ambassador of its plant-based prebiotic and antioxidant drinks. Ms. Rule will compete in the […]

KARVIVA CONTINUES TO GAIN ACCOLADES AS AN AWARD-WINNING BEVERAGE BRAND


    BEST JUICE PRODUCT OF THE YEAR Ever since Karviva products launched in early 2017, the brand has earned strong praise from the industry and customers alike and has quickly gained notice through a variety of food and beverage accolades. To date, Karviva has been recognized as a finalist for the 2020 Expo-West NEXTY […]

KARVIVA’S FOUNDER, ANGELA ZENG, CONTINUES TO SHARE HER EXPERIENCE AS AN ENTREPRENEUR AND DIVERSE BUSINESS LEADER


  ‘Karviva’ directly translates to compassion in Buddhism, and for Karviva, that means making health and wellness more accessible and convenient. Karviva’s founder and CEO, Angela Zeng, has made it her company’s mission to guide people along a better path to wellness and that includes aligning with like-minded organizations to share how diversity in experience, […]

ANGELA ZENG, KARVIVA CEO, ON EXTREMES OF WORK LIFE BALANCE AND BEING A FEMALE BUSINESS LEADER DURING COVID-19


Karviva’s founder and CEO, Angela Zeng, was recently featured in Authority Magazine as a successful woman and mother entrepreneur with great success in the midst of the pandemic.  How Angela Zeng of Karviva Wellness Beverages Tackles The Extreme Work Life Balance Of Being A Woman Business Leader During COVID-19 "There are multiple philosophies that I […]

KARVIVA’S FOUNDER RECOGNIZED FOR ENTREPRENEURIAL SUCCESS AS IMMIGRANT AND WOMAN | THRIVE GLOBAL


    Karviva’s founder and CEO, Angela Zeng, was recently featured on Thrive Global as a successful woman and mother entrepreneur with great success in the midst of the pandemic.  Angela Zeng: “It takes courage and strength to have empathy” There are multiple philosophies that I follow and have created my brand around. I believe […]

ANGELA ZENG RECOGNIZED BY NEW AMERICAN FESTIVAL FOR FEMALE IMMIGRANT SUCCESS STORY


Karviva’s founder and CEO, Angela Zeng, was recently recognized at the New American Festival in an annual celebration of diversity and immigrant contributions to the Arts.  ANGELA ZENG "I am proud of the fact that I am one of the first companies to use whole plant ingredients in my prebiotic-rich products, and that I have […]

KARVIVA’S FOUNDER, ANGELA ZENG, FINDS SUCCESS IN HER ‘ADOPTED HOMETOWN,’ OF ST. LOUIS AND CONTINUES TO EXPAND HER BUSINESS| STLMADE


  Karviva’s founder and CEO, Angela Zeng, was recently featured as a local St. Louis entrepreneur with great success in the St. Louis grocery scene and beyond. As a pioneer in the beverage industry, Angela started her clean and healthy brand in the Midwest, which many critics opposed. This did not stop Angela, and now […]

KARVIVA’S FOUNDER, ANGELA ZENG RECOGNIZED AS A LEADER IN ST. LOUIS COMMUNITY | ST. LOUIS MOSAIC PROJECT


  Karviva’s founder and CEO, Angela Zeng, was recently featured as an entrepreneur and an influential immigrant leader in the St. Louis business community. Her life story and inspiration for her brand  is detailed on the Mosaic website. Link to story on: St. Louis Is Mosaic  

KARVIVA BOOSTS ITS US RETAIL DISTRIBUTION AND PARTNERS WITH COFCO TO DEVELOP PRODUCTS FOR CHINESE MARKET


  Fulfill Food & Beverages, the owner of Karviva and Karviva® brands, recently added more retail stores to its sales network in the US December 2019 Fulfill Food & Beverages, the owner of Karviva and Karviva® brands, recently added more retail stores to its sales network in the US, including the nationwide retailer HomeGoods, the […]

KARVIVA INTRODUCES VIVA


Legend has it that over 2000 years ago, the first Emperor of China sent a team of 1,000 men to Japan to track down an herb said to slow down aging and defeat illnesses. Although it is believed that the Emperor, Qin Shi Huang, died before he could ingest the herb, he probably turned to […]

MODERN LUXURY SILICON VALLEY FEATURES KARVIVA AND THE BENEFITS OF WHOLE PLANT INGREDIENTS


Karviva’s naturally occurring prebiotics and antioxidants allow the digestive system to break down and spread nutrients across the body, providing overall health and wellness, according to the article. Link to story: https://mlsiliconvalley.com/karuna-better-health-the-root  

KARVIVA’S CAFé TURMERIFIC FEATURED IN NEW HOPE NETWORK TOP 10 LIST


We are honored to announce that the New Hope Network has featured Karviva’s Café Turmerific in their recent list entitled, “Unboxed: 10 energizing new products to fuel your customers.” The New Hope Network based out of Boulder, Colorado helps identify the products that create opportunities to grow businesses and bring more health to people. When […]

KARVIVA CO-FOUNDER REPRESENTED AT THE VISION 2017 SYMPOSIUM


  The 3rd Annual VISION 2017 Symposium on October 19th is a local effort designed to feature female, immigrant or minority St. Louis business owners and how they’ve made an impact in our community. Taking place at St. Louis Community College – Florissant Valley, this event cultivates conversation around how these locally-based entrepreneurs got started […]

YOGA WITH KARVIVA AT WHOLE FOODS MARKET


We have some amazing news! Karen is teaming up with Whole Foods Market and Yoga Buzz. That means, on June 22nd, 5% of net sales will be donated to help Yoga Buzz continue to share yoga as a tool for increasing wellbeing and resiliency. It also means starting the day off with FREE community YOGA […]

FOX 2 NEWS SHOWCASES NEW KARVIVA DRINKS


  Fox 2 News in St. Louis invited Karviva's co-founder, Dr. Angela Zeng to this morning's show, to discuss Karviva's three new plant-based drinks. Karviva co-founder, Dr. Angela Zeng, visited John Pertzborn at the Fox 2 News studio in St. Louis this morning to showcase the brand's three new drinks: Cafe Turmerific, Cafe Vino, and Divine […]

A WHOLE NEW WAY TO FUEL: DIVINE PINKALICIOUS


  Karviva recently rolled out its newest plant-based nutritional shake, Divine Pinkalicious! Karviva Fuel's newest addition, Divine Pinkalicious, hit the shelves at select grocery stores last Friday, April 28th! This all new flavor of gives you a healthy dose of plant-based protein and complex carbs, all while tasting sweet and fruity. Divine Pinkalicious is sure […]

INTRODUCING KARVIVA BOOST


  Introducing our new line of plant-based coffee drinks, Karviva BOOST! Find it in select grocery stores on April 28th. Looking for a more natural way to get a BOOST of ENERGY in the morning? Jumpstart your day with our brand new Karviva plant-based coffee drinks. Give your body natural energy and skip the added […]

KARVIVA CELEBRATES EARTH DAY


Earth Day is Saturday, April 22, 2017! Karviva will be celebrating at the St. Louis Earth Day Festival in Forest Park. Earth Day 2017 is fast approaching! Being built on a philosophy of sustainability and compassion for our bodies and the earth around us, Karviva encourages everyone to take the time to do something special […]

KARVIVA RECENTLY FEATURED IN LADUE NEWS


  Karviva Beverages were recently featured on the cover of Ladue News. Check out the article below! Made in downtown St. Louis, Karviva beverages has been catching the attention of many local news publications. Ladue News featured the nutritious and unique plant-based beverages in their February 24, 2017 issue. Karviva was honored to be showcased […]

KARVIVA FEATURED ON FOX 2 NEWS IN ST. LOUIS


  Karviva Hydate beverages were featured on Fox 2 News this week! Our brand ambassadors tell the unique benefits of Karuna Fruity Waters, of the Hydrate product line. Taste for yourself this weekend at Dierberg's Brentwood Pointe on Saturday 2/18 and Whole Foods Market - Central West End on Sunday 2/19!

KARVIVA FEATURED IN BEVERAGE BUSINESS INSIGHTS NEWSLETTER


  Karviva's brand story was featured in the February 9th edition of Beverage Business Insights, a newsletter reaching those in the food and beverage industries. Beverage Business Insights provides a newsletter full of cutting edge industry news to subscribers in the food and beverage industry. The newsletter features up-and-coming brands, state-of-the-art technologies, and new trends […]

KARVIVA AT WHOLE FOODS MARKET® - GALLERIA. TASTE FOR YOURSELF!


  Karviva beverages are now available at Whole Foods Market® - Galleria! Visit us on Sunday, January 29th to experience Karviva for yourself. Starting today, you can find fresh, invigorating Karviva beverages in the cooler section of Whole Foods Market® - Galleria in Brentwood, Missouri. Stop by and pick up any of Karviva's five varieties of plant-based drinks. […]

PACKAGE DESIGN FEATURED KARVIVA


Package Design featured Karviva co-founders Angela Zeng and Dr. Shawn Hu in an industry webinar and magazine article in late December. The Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability Webinar featured a panel of speakers with a range of experience in packaging and branding. Angela Zeng and Dr. Shawn Hu, co-founders of the Karviva beverage line, were excited to […]

KARVIVA PARTICIPATES IN THE 2016 BEVNET NEW BEVERAGE SHOWDOWN


  Each year, BevNET hosts a New Beverage Showdown. This contest features unique beverages that are new to the market. This year, Karviva was chosen as one of the semifinalists for the competition. The Showdown BevNET’s annual New Beverage Showdown names up to 15 semifinalists to compete for a prize worth up to $10,000 in […]

KARVIVA PRODUCTS ARE AVAILABLE IN ST. LOUIS!


  It’s been a long journey, ensuring that our products meet our standards of quality, nutrition, and simplicity. We are excited for you to try them! Karviva products are currently available at three local yoga studios in St. Louis. Continue to check our Find Karviva page, as we start to put our products in more […]

BRAND AMBASSADOR: ANGELINA HUANG


  St. Louis, MO (August 20, 2021) — Angelina Huang traveled the world as a competitive skater, but now she’s turning her love of sports and health into a social media career.   Huang is teaming up with Karviva Beverage as its newest Ambassador sharing its “Food is Better Medicine” message with her followers and the […]

BRAND AMBASSADOR: ROWAN LAPI


    St. Louis, MO (July 2021) —  Northwestern University center midfielder Rowan Lapi says she’s always trying to better herself both on the field and in the classroom.  That’s why the collegiate soccer player turns to Karviva Beverages to fuel her mind and body. The company is excited to announce Lapi as an Ambassador […]

BRAND AMBASSADOR: REMEDY RULE


    As she prepares to compete against the best in the world, Olympic swimmer Remedy Rule is fueling up with Karviva Beverages.   The company is excited to announce Rule as the newest ambassador of its plant-based prebiotic and antioxidant drinks. Ms. Rule will compete in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics (occurring July 23 through August […]

BRAND AMBASSADOR: ARICA BROWN


  Arica Brown is the Founder , Executive and Artistic Director, and Resident Choreographer of Consuming Kinetics Dance Company and Karviva's October 2017 Brand Ambassador. Consuming Kinetics Dance Company (CKDC) is a 501c3 non-profit professional dance company and community dance education center in the Central West End offering dance instruction to adults and youth age 3 […]

BRAND AMBASSADOR: CRAIG MILLER


Craig Miller, Karviva Brand Ambassador, has been a student of Tai Chi for over 15 years, and he has been teaching for eight years. Craig Miller began his Tai Chi journey while taking his Mom to a class, hoping it would help her with her Parkinson’s disease.  He started feeling the health benefits himself almost immediately. […]

BRAND AMBASSADOR: VICKI BENSINGER


  Vicki Bensinger discovered her passion for great food and cooking as a child. She became a culinary instructor in 1992, and she is a proud supporter of Karviva beverages today.   Vicki Bensinger was born and raised in St. Louis. She grew up with her extended family, which is she where she developed her […]

BRAND AMBASSADOR: ERIN STACK


  Erin Stack fell in love with Bikram Yoga in 2001, which lead her to found Pure Hot Yoga in St. Louis with her business partner - and fellow Karviva Brand Ambassador - Carol Stocks.   In the years before starting her own business, Erin Stack earned her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology from […]

BRAND AMBASSADOR: CAROL STOCKS


  Carol Stocks is the Co-Owner and Co-Director of Pure Hot Yoga in St. Louis, and she has been teaching yoga for over 14 years.   Carol Stocks, Karviva Brand Ambassador and Co-Owner of Pure Hot Yoga in St. Louis, is a lifelong dancer and athlete. While she was working an IT consulting job, she […]

BRAND AMBASSADOR: DR. VIRGIN


  Dr. Herbert Virgin, MD, PhD, is a professor at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, teaching and studying infectious disease.   In his work, Dr. Virgin studies inflammatory and infectious diseases, focusing on mechanisms that operate within living organisms. He spends time reviewing host pathways, which are especially important for human disease […]

BRAND AMBASSADOR: ALISON HYDE


  Alison Hyde is a 200-hour E-RYT with Yoga Alliance, a Ki-Hara Master Trainer and practitioner, and personal trainer.  She began her career as a fitness professional in 2004, after realizing that her stressful job as a corporate designer was leading to anxiety disorders and an unhealthy lifestyle.  After a few years teaching a very […]

BRAND AMBASSADOR: HEIDI MARIE HARRIS


  Heidi Marie Harris is the Associate Concertmaster of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. Her first job with the SLSO was as a section violinist, which she won while still attending the New England Conservatory during her senior year of college. A few years later she secured a section position in the Chicago Symphony where […]