Our Founder first fell in love with acai while interning with a sustainable development organization in Brazil in 2012. At that time, she was eating acai on the daily! When she returned to Canada she was disappointed as the delicious fruit wasn't anywhere to be found. In 2017 Kat decided to start a socially responsible company that would be the main provider of acai in Canada. Soon thereafter, Inner Glow Superfoods was born!
Kat has struggled with digestive health issues for much of her adult life. Growing up in rural Ontario with access to her family’s garden she often ate nutritious foods straight from the soil. She switched to less healthy alternatives during university. Not surprisingly, Kat ran into health problems in her mid twenties, and struggled to find answers as to what was causing the issues for years. She began to do self research and learned about the powerful healing qualities of food for overall wellbeing. Her journey led her to eat more mindfully as she learned what types of foods were the biggest triggers of digestive symptoms. Most importantly, she has cut down on all forms of sugar – even natural ones found in fruits and honey.
By practising mindful eating, Kat’s energy, digestion, and overall quality of life has improved. She wants to share this lesson with fellow Canadians who are struggling with their own health issues, and offer them an alternative fruit that is naturally sugar free. Globally, she aims to build a social enterprise that will empower farming communities in the Amazon region of Brazil to increase their financial wellbeing, and reduce the impact of climate change by helping to preserve the rain forest.