"For many people, their health problems begin when they eat an unhealthy breakfast—or none at all." - Dr. Jen Wicher N.D.
For more than a decade, “Dr. Jen” Wicher has been treating patients with nutrition and lifestyle programs at Synergy Natural Medicine Clinic near Los Angeles, California. Many of her patients come in with issues common to people with a poor diet; exhaustion, blood sugar problems, high cholesterol and triglycerides..
Too many carbohydrates and sugar on an empty stomach first thing in the morning spikes blood sugars and creates internal stress in the body, just as people are getting ready to face the busiest and most stressful part of the day. Lack of adequate protein, healthy fats, and fiber for breakfast makes the problem worse, and caffeine just exacerbates the problem.
According to Dr. Wicher, the typical Amercian diet that is rich in carbohydrates and lacking in healthy sources of fat, often leads to metabolic syndrome, and eventually to diabetes, heart disease, cancer, cognitive disorders, and many other long-term health problems as we age.
We believe it is important to the human body to get a rich and plentiful source of healthy fats in the morning, both to help establish metabolic balance and prevent over-consumption of unhealthy fats later in the day. Metabolic imbalances help create stress and exhaustion, which leads to inactivity, and weight gain. Long term, these contribute to obesity, heart diseases, and other kinds of metabolic diseases down the road. Breakfast simply needs to be healthier.Resources:
For more than a decade, Dr. Wicher has been recommending nut and seed breakfast smoothies as an easy way for her patients to get the protein, fats, and fiber they need in the morning. Along the way, she's seen a remarkable improvement in the health of her patients, but found patients just don't want to take the time to make them.
The Zen team has taken those concepts and developed Zen Breakfast Blend, the world's first nut and seed breakfast smoothie. We think nut and seed smoothies are the ideal solution for delivering optimal nutrition to start the day for all kinds of people. We look forward to providing our customers with a go-to breakfast smoothie that they can enjoy for life.