Fuelled by knowledge and understanding of health and nutrition, the science and evidence is certainly there to support the move towards a plant-based diet. The value is not only in terms of health, but also in terms of benefiting the environment and the welfare of all living beings on the planet. Many health experts now believe the solution is to consume primarily plant-based, whole foods—pure and simple as nature intended. Wholefoods support all the requirements of a healthy body system, from absorption to elimination.
Over the past 50 years, as a society, we have managed to complicate our approach to diet and its relation to health, over-consumption of calorie-rich but nutrient-poor foods, contributing to the spread of obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.
Plant-based wholefoods are fundamental to optimal health
“Eat your fruits and vegetables” - Plant-based foods are rich in antioxidants, essential vitamins and minerals, enzymes, fibre and phytonutrients. Studies have found association plant-based whole food diets and a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, many types of cancer, and type II diabetes. Wholefoods not only supply a naturally balanced nutrient intake, and deliver you the natural synergy of all of these nutrients together. VIVO products are made exclusively from plant-based, whole food ingredients.
Many people—whether they know it or not—have sensitivities to ingredients that are abundant in the modern, processed food diet. These sensitivities can manifest as headaches, mild flu-like symptoms, low energy, and difficulty shedding body fat. VIVO products are dairy, gluten and soy free, and contain no artificial flavours, colours or sweeteners.
Nutritional net gain
Once your body is supplied with the nourishment it needs, cravings will cease. Consuming nutrient-dense, whole foods is a healthy way to naturally reduce caloric intake, resulting in the creation of a stronger, leaner body. Nutrient assimilation is a key benefit of wholesome, natural food. The less energy the body must spend on digestion and assimilation, the more energy it will retain. With great digestibility and bioavailability VIVO offers superior net energy gain.
Alkaline-forming nutrients support optimal health
The pH level of our internal fluids affects every cell in our bodies. The body is at its healthiest when it’s slightly alkaline. The entire metabolic process depends on an alkaline environment, enabling metabolic machinery function more efficiently to repair and building muscle tissue; helping to provide more energy, and a platform upon which optimal health can be built. In stark contrast to processed food, alkaline-forming foods are nearly exclusively found in the vegetable and fruit groups. VIVO products are alkaline-forming and 100% plant-based.