HOW THE SHAKES WORK


Not sure why and how our shakes work? Want to know why so many customers see great results with our shakes? Take 2 minutes and give this a read!


Before getting to how our shakes work, let’s start from first principles - what exactly does ‘healthy’ eating mean?


To eat healthy, means to consume the right amounts of the right foods consistently, to keep our bodies functioning optimally, and minimise the odds of succumbing to diet-related illnesses. This starts with calories at the highest level, and then breaks down to macronutrients, micronutrients and phytonutrients.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) recommend that we get the following amounts of these nutrients:


Just as important as the amounts of nutrients we take in, is the type of foods we get these nutrients from. The experts at the frontier of nutrition science all converge to the same recommendation for this: go for whole foods, predominantly plant-based [1][2] .


This is important to note. Getting in our daily vitamin and mineral intakes from fruits, vegetables or animal produce is fine, while depending on a synthetic multivitamin blend is not so great. This is because many nutrients don’t get absorbed as well in their synthetic forms, and can be potentially harmful in excess [3].


In summary, to eat healthy means to get in the right amounts of the right nutrients, from predominantly plant-based whole foods.


THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE OVERCONSUMED


Going back to our table of recommended nutrient intakes, your next natural questions might be: ‘Are all those nutrients required? Which of those are the most important or good for you? Can we overconsume any of these nutrients?’


In our modern diets, we are very likely to overeat on certain nutrients (e.g. carbohydrates, saturated fat) and undereat others (e.g. dietary fiber, vitamins). The things we often tend to overeat, get coined as the ‘bad’ stuff, and important nutrients we don’t get enough of get coined as the ‘good’ stuff:



Now that we have the basics down, it’s time for the important part:


HOW DO THE SHAKES FIT IN?


The shakes help you to eat healthier by creating a ‘nutrition buffer’ – they’re low in the ‘bad ’ stuff, and high in the ‘good’ stuff. By incorporating them into your life, you round out any deficiencies and excesses in your diet. Here’s an example of how this will work. Let’s start with your daily requirements for the key ‘good’ and ‘bad’ nutrients:


Recommended daily intakes for key nutrients, set to 100%


And let’s say on your average day, you have the hallmarks of nutritious Singaporean meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner - Kaya butter toast with coffee for breakfast, minced pork noodles (bak chor mee) for lunch and a shared dinner with your spouse, family or friends for dinner.


BREAKFAST - 2 SLICES OF KAYA BUTTER TOAST WITH COFFEE

After a sumptuous but not so nutritious breakfast




LUNCH - MINCED PORK NOODLES

Total intake after breakfast + lunch



SHARED DINNER WITH FAMILY

After breakfast, lunch & dinner, you’ve gone over on the bad stuff, and have fallen short on the good stuff


If you replaced your lunch with a serving of our shakes, you would be a lot better off for the day:


WITHOUT SUSTENANCE

WITH SUSTENANCE

By having our shakes for one of your ‘functional’ meals – meals like your weekday lunches which are your ‘anything quick and healthy goes’ meals – you get in the right amounts of the right nutrients for the day, while still being able to eat your usual comfort foods for your other 2 meals. It’s a simple, painless and effective way to eat well or lose weight.


That’s all there is to it. There are no miracle ingredients or proprietary blends in our shake – it’s just your ideal conventional meal in a bottle.


And unlike almost every other alternative in the market, our shakes are made with plant-based, whole foods. They check the ‘minimally processed whole foods’ box, which is a critical part of healthy eating.


So, there you have it – that’s how the shakes work. They’re chock-full of the ‘good’ stuff, and low in the ‘bad’ stuff. Because of this, when you have them for a meal, you create a nutrition buffer, which makes it easier for you to eat healthy consistently, without having to drastically change your eating habits. They’re also minimally processed and close to nature – this makes them safe for sustained, long term consumption.


REFERENCES


[1] Craig, W. J., & Mangels, A. R. (2009). Position of the American Dietetic Association: vegetarian diets. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 109(7), 1266-1282

[2] Lichtenstein, A. H., Appel, L. J., Brands, M., Carnethon, M., Daniels, S., Franch, H. A., . . . Wylie-Rosett, J. (2006). Summary of American Heart Association diet and Lifestyle recommendations revision 2006. Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology, 26(10), 2186-2191. doi:10.1161/01.atv.0000238352.25222.5e

[3] Kamangar, F., & Emadi, A. (2012). Vitamin and mineral supplements: do we really need them?. International journal of preventive medicine, 3(3), 221–226.