Have you heard the theory about the perfect salad?
Well, we understand the criteria best…the salad must be substantial and satisfying. Enter: Eat Smart Sweet Kale Vegetable Salad Kit with a unique blend of seven superfoods, tasty toppings, and a delicious kale salad poppy seed dressing. It’s all in the bag!
Less than a decade ago, food was just food. It’s what you ate when you were hungry, and if you wanted to eat healthy, you selected something labeled ‘fruit’ or ‘vegetable’ as a snack or meal option. All of a sudden, ordinary foods we’d known for years were joined by extraordinary foods we’d likely never heard of in a new rank of “do more” foods called “superfood.” And in the mad dash to start finding and devouring these foods with superhero-like powers in the hopes of being imparted (perhaps) with super powers of our own, many still don’t know the difference between superfood and “regular” food.
What Makes a Superfood “Super”?
Also called a “functional food” in some markets because it refers to the food’s ability to affect more target functions of the body than just those that aid basic survival, superfoods consist of the following key elements: clean protein, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, antioxidants, good fats, essential fatty acids, and amino acids. They are also rich in phytochemicals, which are known to have disease-fighting properties. Basically, a superfood’s nutrient composition (vitamins, antioxidants, and minerals) is notably higher than what the body’s basic nutritional needs for survival require.
So, WHY Superfood?
The body cannot possibly get every nutrient it needs from a single food. As a result, a person needs to consume a variety of nutrient-rich foods are throughout the day. The advantage of eating superfoods versus other foods (and even other fruits and vegetables) is that, since they often have more nutrients per gram of volume (aka nutrient density), you get more nutrients per bite than you would eating any other healthy food.
In addition, though the term “superfood” is not scientifically defined and specific health-benefit studies are still in the works, the antioxidants within superfoods are known to help shield human’s organs from cell damage and help the body perform its instinctive/biological disease-fighting functions more effectively.
Now the good stuff in the Eat Smart Sweet Kale
Eat Smart makes it easy; each of our products contains at least one, and up to EIGHT delicious superfoods. Our Sweet Kale Salad Kit has seven superfoods: kale, green cabbage, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, chicory, roasted pumpkin seeds and dried cranberries. All this tossed in the sweet poppyseed dressing make it truly the original and favorite.