Though summer is upon us, it’s been more rainy than sunny lately. If you are missing the sunny days, head to Salad Box to enjoy our fresh, hearty, sensational Gazpacho! The taste of our new cold soup will take you straight to the sunny hills of Spain.
ANTIOXIDANTS, a new word on our lips. We here talking about them and their properties, but do we really know how can we provide them for our bodies?
When it comes to nutrition, minerals are chemical elements absolutely necessary to support all the vital functions of our body. Do you usually pay attention to this? Do you think you provide all the needed minerals in your diet?
The You+Minerals salad meets all the needs related to essential minerals deficiency, as it was designed to provide optimal amounts of each mineral:
Ca 26 mg - 2% Fe 0.6 mg - 4% Mg 5.4 mg - 2%P 20.8 mg - 2% K 139.6 - 4% Na 20.2 mg – 1%
Ca 276 mg - 24% Fe 0.4 mg - 2% Mg 10.6 mg - 2%P 188.8 mg - 18% K 34.8 - 1% Na 558 mg – 23%
Fe 0.5 mg - 3% Mg 24.6 mg - 6%P 79.3 mg - 8% K 192 - 5% Na 136 mg – 5.5%
Red Kidney Beans
Ca 14 mg - 2% Fe 0.8 mg - 4% Mg 15.6 mg - 4%P 49.2 mg - 6% K 143.4 - 4% Na 129 mg -5.5%
Ca 141 mg - 14% Fe 0.2 mg - 2% Mg 10.2 mg - 2%P 99.1 mg - 10% K 21.3- 1% Se 4.8- 7% Na 176 mg -7%
Ca 6.8 mg - 1% Fe 0.9 mg - 5% Mg 42.5 mg - 11%P 216 mg - 22% K 214 - 6% Se 31 mcg - 44% Na 276 mg – 11%
Total YOU+ Minerals salad:
Calcium 463.8 mg, representing 43% of the Reference Daily Intake (RDI)
Iron 3.4 mg, representing 20% of the Reference Daily Intake (RDI)
Phosphorus 653.2 mg, representing 66% of the Reference Daily Intake (RDI)
Potassium 745 mg, representing 21% of the Reference Daily Intake (RDI)
Sodium 1295 mg, representing 53% of the Reference Daily Intake (RDI)
Magnesium 108.9 mg, representing 27% of the Reference Daily Intake (RDI)
Minerals cannot be produced by our body, so they have to be ensured exclusively through food intake from different sources (the vast majority of minerals in human food come from the use of plants and products of animal origin, but also from water).
Can we assess whether this input is sufficient? Or if our intake of minerals is enough?
Studies conducted on this subject by the National Diet and Nutrition Survey US reported data suggesting that some population groups are deficient in one or more minerals. Men tend to be deficient in Potassium and Magnesium and women in Iron and Calcium.
There are five main mineral elements in the human body, and they are: Calcium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sodium and Magnesium. All others are referred to as “trace elements”, which are necessary in significantly smaller quantities (e.g. Iron, Cobalt, Copper, Zinc, Selenium etc.)
Let's go through them one at a time:
Calcium: is useful for the health of bones and is found in dairy, eggs, fish, green leaves, nuts, seeds. (RDI - Reference Daily Intake: 1200 mg)
Phosphorus: is useful, along with Calcium, for the health of the bone system, being predominantly found in red meat, dairy, fish, chicken, bread or oats. Calcium and magnesium deficiency affects bone density, leading to osteoporosis or bone fractures. (RDI - Reference Daily Intake: 700 mg)
Potassium: is crucial for the proper functioning of the cardiovascular system, being present in increased amounts in sweet potatoes, tomatoes, ordinary potatoes, beans, lentils, dairy products, carrot, banana, etc. Potassium deficiency can lead to cardiac arrhythmias, weakness and muscle fatigue. (RDI - Reference Daily Intake: 4700 mg)
Sodium: is essential in maintaining plasma volume and cellular metabolism and is found in table salt, dairy products or spinach. (RDI - Reference Daily Intake: 1500 mg)
Magnesium: is crucial for the nervous system, muscle contraction, blood clotting, energy production, nutrient metabolism and bone and cell formation. We find it in spinach, nuts, whole grains or avocados. Magnesium deficiency leads to loss of appetite, muscle cramps, headaches and chronic fatigue. (RDI - Reference Daily Intake: 420 mg)
The greatest wealth is health!
Every day we all hear we need to consume food for the vitamins our body needs. Without them, our skin loses elasticity, our bones weaken, our immunity is lowered, our organs and systems do not function at their full capacity, we get more tired and we can't concentrate well.
Find out which of the YOU + salads
suits you best!
The You + salads range has been thoughtfully designed to meet today's nutritional needs and bring extra benefits.
Dare To Create Your Unique And Delicious Salad
The new ingredients give you whole new taste experiences and new possibilities to personalize your favorite salad.
WHAT SHOULD WE EAT IN AUTUMN?
EAT IN AUTUMN?
Eating seasonal foods is the best way to feed your body.
super healthy ingredients!
There is a wide variety of foods with a positive impact on human health, making it difficult to select only a few. With all recent research based on the nutritional value, we chose six of them: avocado, broccoli, sweet potatoes, courgette, dried tomatoes, parsley and Kale cabbage.
a source of nutritious substances
You have definitely seen in various hypermarkets or even kitchens small, bright green colored little grains. There are the so-called germinated seeds or germs, for short. Curiosity is known to open our appetite, so let’s find more about these germs.
and their benefits
Known as wild fruits by the ancient Greeks and Romans and highly valued in the Middle Ages, strawberries (Fragraria ananassa) have been grown in ImageEuropean gardens only since the 18th century, being in fact a hybrid between wild strawberries from North America and Chile.
THE FAVORITE OF AMERICAN MILLIONAIRES
With colors ranging from green to violet, with smooth or crinkled leaves and related with the Romanian cabbage, the broccoli, the cauliflower or the brussel sprouts, kale is one the most nutritious foods on earth.
EMERGING ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR PRIZE IN 2015, AWARDED TO
Dan Isai - CEO at Salad Box
In its annual competition EY designated Dan Isai CEO of Salad Box, the winner of the Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year 2015 prize. The company he’s leading has quickly put its mark on the market, proving in just a few years that its business model is highly appreciated.