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Vega Essentials Shake Plant-Based Powder Chocolate -- 30 Servings


Vega Essentials Shake Plant-Based Powder Chocolate
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Vega Essentials Shake Plant-Based Powder Chocolate -- 30 Servings

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Vega Essentials Shake Plant-Based Powder Chocolate Description

  • Made With Real Plant-Based Food Ingredients
  • Non GMO Project Verified
  • 20 g Protein
  • Veggies & Greens
  • Vitamins & Minerals
  • 4 g Fiber
  • 1 g Omega-3 ALA
    140 Calories
  • 1 g Sugars

Get nutritional building blocks to help start your day strong.

Made with real, plant-based food ingredients, Vega® Essentials will help you take on the morning chaos. Excellent source of Antioxidant Vitamins A, C & D to help support the immune system.

 

Why You'll Love It
Take on the morning chaos with a head start on your daily essentials. Vega® Essentials gives you basic nutritional building blocks (faster than you can pour a bowl of cereal).

 

20 grams plant-based protein
A blend of pea protein, flaxseed, and hemp protein to help you take on your day.

 

No Sugar Added

 

Vegetables & Greens
Need help fitting in veggies and greens into your busy day? Sip vegetables and greens including broccoli, kale, and spirulina.

 

16% DV fiber
4 grams of fiber from flaxseed, organic acacia gum, and inulin.

 

25% DV of 12 vitamins and minerals
1 serving of Vega® Essentials has a similar amount of iron than 5 cups of spinach, calcium as 4 cups of kale, vitamin B6 as 2.5 cups of spinach and vitamin K as 1/3 cups of broccoli.

 

1g Omega-3 ALA
Essential fatty acids from flaxseed.

130-140 calories

 

Not a low-calorie food. See Nutrition Facts Panel for calorie and sugar content.

 

Amount Of Vitamins In 1 Scoop

Iron

Similar to 5 cups of spinach

Calcium

Similar to 4 cups of kale

Vitamin K

Similar to 1/3 cup of broccoli

Vitamin B6

Similar to 2½ cups of spinach

 

Products That Are Good For The Body, Feed The Mind, And Respect The Planet

Non GMO Project Verified

Certified Vegan

Gluten Free

Grain Free

No Added Sugar

No Artificial Flavors or Preservatives


Directions

Product Usage:

Shake It Up!
Mix one serving of Vega® Essentials with 1 ½ cups (12 fl. oz.) ice-cold water, non-dairy beverage or juice for optimum deliciousness.


Blend It!
For a satisfying start to your day, blend one serving of Vega® Essentials into your favorite smoothie recipe.

Bake It!
Yes, you can bake with Vega® Essentials! Swap Vega® Essentials for 1/8 to 1/4 of the flour in sweet baking recipes.

Free Of
GMOs, animal ingredients, gluten, grain, added sugar, artificial flavors and preservatives.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 Scoop (36 g)
Servings per Container: Approx 30
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Calories140
Total Fat4 g5%
   Saturated Fat0.5 g3%
   Trans Fat0 g
   Polyunsaturated Fat2.5 g
   Monounsaturated Fat1 g
Cholesterol0 mg0%
Sodium220 mg10%
Total Carbohydrate6 g2%
   Dietary Fiber2 g7%
   Total Sugars1 g
     Includes 0g Added Sugars0%
Protein20 g31%
Vitamin D2.5 mg15%
Calcium200 mg15%
Iron6.4 mg35%
Potassium310 mg6%
Vitamin A40 mcg4%
Vitamin C27 mg30%
Vitamin E5 mg35%
Vitamin K30 mcg25%
Thiamin0.37 mg30%
Riboflavin0.42 mg30%
Niacin5 mg30%
Vitamin B60.5 mg30%
Vitamin B120.45 mcg20%
Biotin75 mcg250%
Pantothenic Acid2.5 mg50%
Phosphorus270 mg20%
Magnesium55 mg15%
Other Ingredients: Pea protein, flaxseed, cocoa powder (processed with alkali), natural flavors, organic acacia gum, hemp protein, broccoli powder, pea starch, beet root powder (for color), carrot juice powder, kale powder, quinoa sprouts (sprouted in water with B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7 ad K), marine algae, stevia leaf extract, organic spriulina, salt, xanthan gum, acerola cherry extract, bromelain, rosemary extract, dried fruit and vegetable blend (spinach, brocoli, carrot, beet, tomato, apple, cranberry, orange peel, blueberry, strawberry), sunflower seed oil powder, mushroom extract. Manufactured in a facility that also processes peanuts, milk, soy, egg and tree nuts.
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Why Do People Overeat?

Many of us stuff ourselves at the Thanksgiving dinner table. It’s a once-a-year feast that, on average, adds 3,000 calories to your diet. But some folks also overindulge at various times of the year — other holidays, birthdays and even run-of-the-mill days. So, why is it that we overeat? The answer isn’t as simple as whipping up a two-egg omelet. “Scientists have been working for decades to try to explain why we overeat,” says Emmanuel Pothos, associate professor at Tufts University’s School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences. It’s not entirely a mystery, though. Psychology Today suggests overeating is “habitual and behavioral.” Concept of Why Do People Overeat Represented by Long Table Filled with Plates of Food | Vitacost.com/blog “It takes about 20 minutes for your brain to send a signal to the stomach to let you know that you’re full. Overeating occurs when you continue to eat beyond this point of fullness,” says Erma Levy, a research dietitian at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. According to Psychology Today, overeating can be a learned behavior that some people use as a mechanism to deal with emotions like sadness, disappointment or frustration. “It serves as a good distraction and can be an effective [but ill-advised] way to keep emotions at bay,” the publication says. Furthermore, Psychology Today explains that overeating might stem from an addiction to snacking or to certain foods. For example, some sweet, salty or crunchy foods might trigger cravings that, if satisfied, deliver a druglike euphoria. This behavior can repeat itself, resulting in a pattern of overeating. On top of that, people can come up with rationalizations to continue overeating, such as “Healthy food doesn’t taste as good” or “I’m treating myself.” “One reason we overeat is because food can stimulate the reward system in our brains,” Sai Das, a scientist with Tufts’ Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, tells the university’s Health & Nutrition Letter. “If eating particular foods makes us feel good, we are more likely to want more.” The Bariatric Medical Institute of Texas cites three other potential reasons for overeating:
  • Deprivation. If you’re following a diet that’s too restrictive or you make yourself skip meals, you could be putting yourself on the path toward overeating. “When you feel starved, you’re apt to binge, eating too many calories and making poor food choices,” the institute says.
  • Alcohol consumption. The institute points to research that found two-thirds of the women studied were more sensitive to the smell of food after consuming alcohol and subsequently ate more at lunch.
  • Stress. Constant stress can boost your body’s production of cortisol, a hormone that can fire up your appetite and prompt overeating.
Perhaps most concerning is that overeating can be connected to an eating disorder. For example, someone coping with binge eating disorder — the most common eating disorder in the U.S. — repeatedly eats large quantities of food, often quickly, without a sense of control and to the point of discomfort, according to the National Eating Disorders Association. “Unlike other eating disorders, people who have binge eating disorder do not throw up the food or exercise too much. Binge eating disorder is a serious health problem, but people with binge eating disorder can get better with treatment,” the federal Office on Women’s Health says.

What are the consequences of overeating?

Overeating can lead to severe health issues, according to the MD Anderson Cancer Center:
  • Eating too much can cause you to become overweight or obese. This, in turn, can increase your risk of cancer and other health problems.
  • Eating too much can trigger slower digestion. “If you overeat frequently, over time, this slowed digestive process means the food you eat will remain in the stomach for a longer period of time and be more likely to turn into fat,” the center says.
  • Eating too much can interrupt your sleep. “Your circadian clock, which controls your sleep cycles, causes your sleep and hunger hormone levels to rise and fall throughout the day,” the center says. “Overeating can upset this rhythm, making it hard for you to sleep through the night.”

How can you stop overeating?

The MD Anderson Cancer Center offers these tips to prevent overeating:
  • Eat sensibly. Pay attention to portion sizes, and stay away from easily overeaten processed foods.
  • Fill up on fresh fruits and vegetables, whose fiber can help you feel full.
  • Eat from a salad plate instead of a dinner plate to help control portion sizes.
  • Avoid distractions when you eat, such as watching TV or using electronic devices. Focusing on the meal will make you more aware of when you’re full.
  • Eat slowly and put down your fork between bites. This mindful eating habit will slow you down and make it easier to realize when you’re full.
  • Drink water before, during and after meals.
  • Plan meals.
  • Keep a food journal to track positive or negative habits.
If you suspect you’re experiencing a disorder that’s causing you to overeat, consider getting treatment. Contact the National Eating Disorders Association for more information.

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