This 'Plantita' Eats Plants, And Wants You To Do So To!
Meet Cinty Y ñiguez, hotelier, yogi, and founder of Naked Foods, a plant-based line for people on the hunt for healthier alternatives
It's 2021. We're loving ourselves more, taking care of ourselves more, putting our needs first—all so we can give so much more to the people and life we love. Wellbeing is definitely taking first priority this year, most especially as the pandemic goes on. Exercising, taking care of our mental health, and being mindful of what we put into our bodies are just some of the ways we put our wellbeing first.
One such lady who lives by putting wellbeing first is Cinty Yñiguez, a hotelier, yogi, and wellness advocate, who also happens to be the founder of Naked Foods.
Cinty is no stranger to the on-the-go, hectic life. Being a hotel executive in cities like Singapore and Hong Kong for over 17 years, she took it upon herself to live a healthy life to sustain her busy life being a regular traveller all these years. She took up studies in Clinical Nutrition at Hong Kong University to further her knowledge in living a healthy life. Now based in Manila, Cinty continues to be the girl boss that she is while teaching yoga on the side, but now with Naked Foods under her wing.
She founded the plant-based brand in 2017, with the goal of helping people nourish themselves better with meat alternatives, amidst such crazy times. In a sea of options, Cinty offers food products that are handcrafted and preservative-free, that allow customers to enjoy local and international meal favorites. Flavor isn't sacrificed with Naked Foods, and includes sweets, savories, and condiments as well.
Enjoy picks like plant-based bacon or 'facon', nutrient-dense Filipino and Italian sausage filled with flavors from herbs, Beyond Butter which utilizes proteins from almonds, sunflower seeds, and coconuts, Edible Cookie Dough which has scrumptious Belgian chocolate chunks! Enjoy other favorites like Vegetable Bouillon Powder, Sweet Pork Bites, Pulled Pork, Beef Strips, and Char Siu Pork.
Hungry yet? Here's more reason to add more plant-based foods into your diet, and forego meat slowly, but surely. Yes, you can still eat meat, but not making it the main focus of your meal is a huge step towards better health. Adding more plants (veggies, fruits, beans, etc.) on your plate makes sure you get more nutrient-dense foods into your system, which supports overall health.
According to heart.org, consuming less meat decreases the risk of heart disease, stroke, obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, Type 2 diabetes and many cancers. And eating picks like Naked Foods is a great way to start. It's an affordable line that ensures quality and nutritional benefits—factors that are huge for price-conscious consumers these days.
Get your fix by shopping Naked Foods at Real Food in BGC and Alabang, The Vegan Grocer in San Juan, and Only Vegan Food in Cebu. Follow them on Instagram at @nakedfoodsbycinty.