The Real Power of Spinach

2021-10-15T07:47:37-07:00October 15th, 2021|Categories: health & nutrition, karuna recipes|Tags: , , , , , , |

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 saved the [...]

Understanding Gluten Sensitivity

2021-08-20T07:20:49-07:00August 20th, 2021|Categories: health & nutrition|Tags: , , , , , , , |

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) elastic [...]

Prebiotic vs Probiotic: The Difference Between Karuna and Kombucha

2021-07-30T12:21:52-07:00July 26th, 2021|Categories: health & nutrition|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

Karuna Holiday Drinking Tips: How much alcohol is bad for you?

2019-12-16T12:19:09-08:00December 16th, 2019|Categories: health & nutrition, lifestyle & fitness|Tags: , , , , , , |

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 the [...]

Why It’s Best not to Beef up Your Meat Intake

2019-11-01T13:23:44-07:00November 1st, 2019|Categories: health & nutrition|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

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 diet [...]

Forbes Features Karuna in its Technology Council Section

2021-02-17T16:10:30-08:00October 10th, 2019|Categories: media coverage|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Forbes recently featured Karuna in its Technology Council section.1 The article highlighted Karuna’s functional ingredients and their link to longevity. Forbes used Karuna as an example of a trend in food science to turn away from linear reductionism, the belief that people only need specific components, like carbs, protein and fiber, in order to be [...]

How to Survive The Cold & Flue Season

2021-03-08T10:45:25-08:00October 10th, 2019|Categories: health & nutrition|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

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. In [...]

Understanding Fats, Carbs and Heart Disease

2019-10-30T15:56:27-07:00September 5th, 2019|Categories: health & nutrition, lifestyle & fitness|Tags: , , , , , , |

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 cholesterol [...]

How to Overcome a Weight-Loss Snag

2021-03-08T10:45:33-08:00August 29th, 2019|Categories: health & nutrition|Tags: , , , , , , |

One of the most common questions we get at Karuna 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 the [...]

Closing the Fiber Gap

2019-07-01T09:39:41-07:00June 17th, 2019|Categories: health & nutrition|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

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 component [...]

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