The difference between healthy and unhealthy meal replacement shakes
DO NOT PUT BAD OILS INTO A MEAL REPLACEMENT SHAKE
BENJA contains oils mainly from chia seed and olive oil.
Chia seed is rich in healthy omega-3 fats.
Olive oil is packed with interesting substances, such as tyrosol, or oleocanthal, which can slow down aging processes such as the clumping of proteins in the body.
Most meal replacements do not contain chia seeds or olive oil.
They contain cheaper oils rich in omega-6 fats, such as canola oil or corn oil.
Too many omega-6 fats are not healthy. They promote inflammation in the body for example.
The Western diet already contains a lot of omega-6 fatty acids, from corn oil, sunflower oil, red meat, and fast food.
Some meal replacements contain oils from ground seeds, like ground flax seed. However, we don't think this is a good idea. Ground seeds have been more exposed to oxygen by the grinding and therefore more oxidized (read: damaged).
That's why we chose BENJA for whole, non-ground chia seeds. And for olive oil, which is much less prone to oxidation.