Muniq offers ways to close the race-related health disparity gap with nutrition

As a first step in this ambitious goal, the new company launched this spring a

As a first step in this ambitious goal, the new company launched this spring a line of nutritional shakes, under the brand Muniq​, that leverage resistant starch to strengthen gut health, stabilize blood sugar levels and tackle many of the chronic diet-related diseases or so-called “underlying health conditions” that make some people more susceptible to the coronavirus and other potentially lethal ailments.

While the science-backed benefits of the shakes are fundamental to how Muniq helps consumers turn the tide on their health, company founder and CPG industry veteran Marc Washington explains in this episode of FoodNavigator-USA’s Soup-To-Nuts podcast ​that the brand also aims to “democratize gut health for the masses” and in doing so break down racial and socio-economic barriers to good health. He explains that Muniq and Uplifting Results Lab does this not only by providing shakes that Washington says taste good, but with easy-to-understand educational content on Muniq’s website and through the brand’s direct-to-consumer subscription model.

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Tackling the health disparity gap

Since the pandemic was declared in March, research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals that racial and ethnic minorities are disproportionately affected by COVID-19 with non-Hispanic American Indian or Alaska Native people being hospitalized 5.3 times more often than non-Hispanic white people, and both non-Hispanic Black and Hispanic or Latino people being hospitalized 4.7 times the rate of non-Hispanic white people.

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