We recently interviewed Onikepe Adegbola who has launched Casa de Sante on the mission to make delicious, functional foods and beverages that are full of both flavor and function to enable you to live your very best life.
Please introduce yourself to the readers?
I am Onikepe (Onyx) Adegbola MD PhD, a former pharmaceutical executive who trained at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Columbia University, the University of Pennsylvania and Cornell University,
Who or what inspired you to get into this profession?
I became inspired to move from corporate America to starting a company dedicated to healthy living, because as a physician scientist with experience in the healthcare industry, I understand the strength of modern medicine as well its limitations. While modern medicine has advanced significantly, it does not have all the answers, and it is important for us to ensure we take care of our bodies by good nutrition and exercise. As a mother of rambunctious triplet toddlers, I recognize the importance of wellness and healthy living. You can never take a day off!
What was the idea behind the launch of ‘Casa de Sante’ ?
Casa de santé is inspired by the holistic teachings of Ayurveda, traditional Chinese medicine and other herbal traditions. Our mission is to make delicious, functional foods and beverages that are full of both flavor and function to enable you to live your very best life.
Tell us about your Hot Product ‘LemonAID’?
Answer : LemonAID is based on an ancient Indian Ayurvedic drink, Jal-jeera . It combines 12 fruits, herbs and spices with traditional medicinal benefits into one refreshing and delightful drink. The ingredients act in complement to each other and provide a powerful punch of natural antioxidant, digestive and immune support. Additionally, it helps promote a positive inflammation response.
LemonAID is caffeine free, gluten free, vegan, only 70 calories, and one of the only ready to drink beverages on the market that is low-FODMAP diet friendly. LemonAID comes in 2 flavors, mild and hot (with cayenne pepper).
Dieticians and food bloggers alike love it, calling it “refreshing,” and “delicious.” GlutenFreeGirl lists it as a Favorite Thing.
What are the main ingredients of LemonAID?
Answer : LemonAID is a zesty and refreshing blend of 12 fruits, herbs and spices with a touch of cane sugar. It contains lemon juice, turmeric, mint, cilantro, ginger, tamarind, fennel seeds, nutmeg, caraway, cinnamon and cane sugar. The hot flavor contains cayenne pepper.
Is it useful for all kind of people or made for any particular?
Answer : LemonAID is an Ayurvedic herb, spice and lemon super infusion beverage useful for anyone interested in health and wellness. Each ingredient has a powerful property, but together they turn into a complete and boosting beverage with four wellness benefits: antioxidant, positive inflammation response, digestive and immune support. LemonAID can be drunk straight hot or cold or used as a mixer.
Learn more at: https://casadesante.com/pages/antioxidant-anti-inflammatory-digestive-and-immune-support
What’s the best way to buy your products?
We are right now in locations in the Philadelphia metro area. Find locations at: https://casadesante.com/pages/store-locator
You can also buy online at www.casadesante.com.
Are you working on any other Formula for some other such useful product?
Yes, we will be bringing out more flavors soon!
Are you active on social media? what’s the best way to follow you?
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