More About Kay’s

Kay’s Naturals snacks and cereals taste wonderful because they’re real, all-natural foods formulated by the Kay’s Naturals food
science team.

Kay’s Naturals foods are designed to deliver these key benefits:

  • Soy protein
  • Gluten-free
  • Low glycemic index(stabilizes blood sugar levels)
  • No artificial ingredients
  • No trans fats

featured_01Why are these benefits important? Here is the science:

The importance of soy protein
Large populations of the earth have been vegetarian, living on plant proteins for
centuries, and have been shown to have lower occurrences of certain diseases
commonly found in western cultures. Many of these vegetarians have eaten soy
because of its unique nutritional characteristics.
In our modern world, increasing numbers of people are seeking plant-based protein.
They see animal sources becoming compromised with artificial hormones, overuse of
antibiotics, and animal-related diseases such as Mad Cow Disease and Avian Flu.
Moreover, medical research continues to document concerns about animal fats.

Special benefits of soy for women
Soy is a great source of protein for everyone. For women, it delivers some unique
benefits. Medical and nutritional research is abundant on this subject. Here are just a
few examples:

  • According to HealthCastle.com, “the largest online community run by registered
    dietitians,”eating soy promotes heart health and healthy bones, helps prevents
    cancer, and alleviates menopausal symptoms.[1]
  • The American Journal of Epidemiology documents that the risk of endometrial
    cancer can be reduced through plant-based diets that are high in fiber, whole
    grain foods, vegetables, fruits, and legumes—especially soybeans.[2]
  • Andrew Weil, MD reports that Japanese women who eat a lot of soy-based
    foods have only one-fifth the rate of breast cancer that occurs among Western
    women.[3]
  • A recent article in The Journal of Nutrition documented the power of soy-based
    foods in decreasing the risk of coronary heart disease.[4]

How Protein Can Assist with Muscle Training and Weight Management
Protein releases energy slowly into the bloodstream, usually over 5-6 hours, so most of
its energy is used to build muscle and break down fats. This also helps to prevent
spikes in blood sugar levels—important for maintaining consistent energy, whether
you’re working out or just working through your day.

Unlike protein, sugars are digested and enter the bloodstream in minutes. If they are not
immediately needed by body cells, they are stored as fats. Starches (like wheat, rice,
and potatoes)are also easily digested within 15-17 minutes and also are stored as fats
in the body.

So why are so many “energy” snack foods full of sugar and starch?

Cost of Protein vs. Cost of Sugar
Most snacks and cereals are made of 80-90% starch and sugar. This is because starch
and sugar are cheap. Protein, on the other hand, costs 15-20 times more than starch or
sugar. Thus, most snack and cereal companies avoid using protein in their foods, and
even when they use protein, it is only a small percentage (8-10%)of the final product.

How is Kay’s Naturals different?
Kay’s Naturals has chosen to focus on a healthier balance of ingredients:

  • 100% gluten-free
  • 30-35% natural soy protein
  • 10-18% healthy fats
  • 10-12% fiber
  • 20-40% carbohydrates

Every 1-ounce (28g) serving has:

  • 8-10gnatural soy protein
  • 100 -110 calories
  • 9g -13g carbohydrates
  • 1g – 3g fiber
  • Low saturated fats/no trans fats

In addition, all Kay’s Naturals foods are always free of artificial sweeteners, flavors,
colors and preservatives.

Why gluten-free?
Gluten is the protein found in wheat, rye, and barley, and it is the common denominator
in most of the grain-based products we eat, including cereals, breads, and pasta. Gluten
causes serious health problems for people with celiac disease. In order to provide
nutritious, safe food for people with celiac disease, our snacks and cereals are gluten-free.

In fact, our gluten-free snacks were the first ones ever made
with nutritional value rather than just starch—our food has not only protein, but also
fiber.

While gluten-free foods are perfect for people with celiac disease, they can also be
helpful for anyone suffering from various gastro-intestinal and skin conditions. This is
because many people have what is called “gluten sensitivity.” As described by Leslie
Bonci, MPH, RD, author of theAmerican Dietetic Association Guide to Better Digestion,
gluten can cause abdominal pain, gas, bloating, and diarrhea.[5] It can also cause
certain kinds of dermatitis and psoriasis.[6]

Kay’s Naturals gluten-free snacks and cereals offer you energizing alternatives to
grain-based foods that aggravate celiac disease and gluten sensitivities. Moreover, our
Better BalanceTMof protein, carbohydrates, fiber and fats gives you the energy you
need toovercome health challenges andachieve your fitness goals.

[1]http://www.healthcastle.com/herb_soy.shtml
[2] http://aje.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/146/4/294
[3] http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/id/QAA76903
[4] http://jn.nutrition.org/cgi/content/abstract/133/9/2874
[5] http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/celiac-disease/features/gluten-intolerance-against-grain
[6] http://dermatology.cdlib.org/111/reviews/herpetiformis/barankin.html,http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gluten-sensitive_enteropathy_associated_conditions

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If you have any questions or need to get a hold of us, feel free to call us at 320-847-3220. You can also reach us by email at info@kaysenergyfood.com.