Take Root was created by two health nuts and former New Yorkers on a mission to provide healthy and delicious snack options to Filipinos.
Our journeys towards health began in our 20's. We both contracted similar auto-immune disorders, which occurs when the body's tissues are attacked by its own immune system. There are many underlying causes for this, including genetics and food sensitivities. Though it seemed like the end of the world at the time, our conditions caused us to re-assess our lifestyles and introduced us to the world of healthy eating.
New York’s wealth of health food stores, juice bars and organic restaurants exposed us to food that was not only good for you, but also packed with flavor. We discovered that healthy eating didn’t have to be a bore, on the contrary, it was exciting and oh-so-yummy! It also changed and healed our bodies in ways we never thought possible.
We decided to leave our corporate jobs and return home to Manila, and joined forces to follow our passion: creating good, high-quality health food that nourishes the body and the soul.
We believe that the decision to take care of yourself is a choice you have to make every day. We don’t believe in perfection, but we do believe in cultivating healthy eating habits in order to live a full and happy life.
Let the good habits take root.
To your health and vitality,
Aileen & Monica