Spilling the beans on why Vivo went KETO!

If you’ve kept a close eye on our socials, or have signed up to our newsletter, you would have realised that we have a brand new, delicious and unique product launching this April! That is, the Creamy Coffee flavoured Ketogenic Plant Protein. Firstly, if you don’t know what the big deal is with keto, here’s some facts published by the Harvard Medical School

  • A diet rich in healthy proteins and fats, with low carbohydrates
  • Causes the release of ketones into the bloodstream 
  • Changes the body’s main source of fuel from carbohydrates to fat 
  • Allows the body to enter ketosis, a process where we break down “stored fat into molecules called ketone bodies” 
  • “Previous research shows good evidence of a faster weight loss when patients go on a ketogenic” (Marcelo Campos, 2017)
  • “A ketogenic diet also has been shown to improve blood sugar control for patients with type 2 diabetes, at least in the short term.” (Marcelo Campos, 2017)

What’s even more astounding than that is that the ketogenic diet has been used in medicine “for almost 100 years to treat drug-resistant epilepsy, especially in children” (Marcelo Campos, 2017). There is also “solid evidence showing that a ketogenic diet reduces seizures in children, sometimes as effectively as medication.” (Marcelo Campos, 2017)

So why did Vivo go to Keto? 

We realised that there aren’t any KETO supplements that do not use emulsifiers like guar gum and xanthan gum. More so, there currently aren’t any keto products which do not use artificial flavourings, as most products incorporate ‘natural flavourings’. As we’ve mentioned before, ‘natural flavourings’ are no different to artificial flavours. Unfortunately it’s just a way to mislead consumers into thinking that they are healthier, when really they are not.

We have developed a high quality VEGAN Keto creamer, infused with vegan MCT (low carb) coconut milk powder, a moderate level of plant protein and banana starch for gut health.  It's the FIRST product ever developed as an 'all-in-one' keto creamer, which not only has the benefit of protein but is amazing for gut health. At Vivo, we like to keep things clean, so what’s even more exciting is that all nutrient absorbing ingredients in this new product have no natural flavourings and no emulsifiers. Staying true to our 'less-is-more' approach and real food ingredients.

VIVO’s new KETO plant protein is a unique first, premium, all-in-one product for health, well-being and fitness enthusiasts. 

Why creamy coffee as a flavour?

Coffee and coconut are such unique and palatable tastes, which compliment each other well.  This is a perfect real food powder blend, with no natural flavourings (flavour enhancers.) For a grab and go or incorporated in smoothies VIVO’s Keto Plant Protein Creamy Coffee is such a versatile and complementary product to use while tasting amazing!

Our Favourite ways to use VIVO’S Keto Plant Protein Creamy Coffee:

The best part about our Coffee Cream is that can be served hot or cold! You don't need to add anything to make a delicious drink, simply blend with cold water and ice or serve with hot water in a mug! 

 

 

Reference: 

Marcelo Campos, M., 2017. Ketogenic Diet: Is The Ultimate Low-Carb Diet Good For You? - Harvard Health Blog. [online] Harvard Health Blog. Available at: <https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/ketogenic-diet-is-the-ultimate-low-carb-diet-good-for-you-2017072712089> [Accessed 7 April 2020].