A healthy habit
The concept of “functional food” originated in Japan in the 80s, as part of a national awareness campaign aimed at improving the quality of life.
Today, research is focused on the identification of foods able to improve psychological and physical well-being and reduce the incidence of diseases.
One healthy lifestyle can have positive effects on one or more specific body functions. The increasing evidence of the importance of mineral rich foods, vitamins, fatty acids, fiber, probiotics and antioxidants, are rapidly changing the way we approach the “what should I eat ‘in relation to’ what should I do.”
So work, study, sport, relaxation become moments of our lives that match the most suitable nutrients.
With our “functional salads” we are trying to develop in collaboration with nutrition experts arguments food which can meet these needs.
Today we will analyze in detail a recipe taken from our salad menu divided into Protein, Detox and Antioxidants
- Spelt: less calorie cereal of others, has a low glycemic index, is rich in vegetable protein, potassium, phosphorus and magnesium as well as precious fibers.
- Tomatoes: contain powerful antioxidant Lycopene of the carotenoids family
- Sprouts: Rich in vitamin C, A and Chlorophyll great oxygenating also called “vegetable blood”
- Apple: procyanidin counteracts cell aging
- Asparagus: contain natural anti-inflammatory flavonoids
- Lemon and spinach: Vit.C and Iron, a great combination that favors the assimilation
- Cranberry or cranberry: Quercetin, a flavonoid that helps to counteract LDL cholesterol (the bad) and free radicals
- Cannabis Seeds: a food used for millennia that contains all essential amino acids as well as minerals, fiber and vitamin E (tocopherol)
- And finally the basil rich in magnesium and Chlorophyll
Of course it is not only healthy, it is also very good!
Try at home this healthy salad with an extract of fresh fruit or visit us to add to the menu a bit ‘of energizing music and some creative ideas.