• Willem

Nutrition is not just about calories

Updated: Mar 29

In today's modern and extremely fast-paced society what we eat is probably more important than ever.


With every meal, we must ask ourselves: what is the real nutritional value of what I am about to eat?


One of the challenges we face today is that we are all led to believe that nutrition is all about cutting back on sugars, fats, salts, and calories, there is very little else available to help us understand what the full nutritional spectrum of our meal is.


Wouldn’t it be great to know more about nutrients like minerals and vitamins – the stuff that keeps us healthy?




Nourishing Hub does not only grow greens that are free from pesticides and herbicides, but we also provide greens that are truly nourishing. Locally grown food means you have no loss of nutrients from our greens since we harvest when you order, the greens are practically still growing by the time you serve them. Our microgreens contain up to 4-6 times as much nutrients compare to their full-grown version.


Growing responsibly means, virtually no waste is produced from our growing practice and we save more than 95% of water typically used with conventionally grown crops. Therefore, mother nature also benefits from our approach to how we grow greens, as we do so responsibly.


At Nourishing Hub, we get it that eating a perfectly balanced meal every time might be difficult, but don’t despair, we will meet you where you are at.





Whether you are cooking all your meals or ordering in, our versatile microgreens will significantly increase the nutritional value of every meal. They are nutrient dense packed with essential minerals and vitamins, loaded with flavor and give every dish a gourmet appearance.


Simply sprinkle the microgreens over your favorite foods like sushi, steaks, burgers, lasagna, pizzas or even TV dinners!


Greens for breakfast

Greens with your favourite comfort food

In our family, we use mineral and vitamin supplements to complement our daily diet. Through our continuous research into the benefits of fresh greens, we have come to realize that we can get our daily dose of minerals and vitamins from 100% natural sources and we want to share how we are doing this with you.


To help our community learn a bit more about minerals and vitamins and why they are important, we will be releasing several articles over the coming weeks. To draw attention to the nutrients found in vegetables we will take a different approach, we will be discussing a specific item like a mineral or vitamin, why it is important or what the benefits are and then a list of vegetables high in concentrations of the given mineral/vitamin.


All these articles will be published under the title 'Eat to Nourish'


We at Nourishing Hub want to make it easy for our customers and community to realise not only the benefit of how we grow greens but also the nutritional benefits of our greens.


To get this going we have included one of the minerals we will be talking about in this post in the format it will be published in future posts.


Mineral

  • Magnesium


Benefits

  • Better sleep

  • Stress reduction and mood stabilisation

  • Magnesium plays a critical role in bone formation, and in maintaining bone density.

  • Magnesium helps the heart maintain a healthy rhythm and also helps regulate blood pressure.

  • In addition to blood pressure regulation, magnesium is used to treat other cardiovascular conditions,including:

Arrhythmia

Angina

Coronary artery disease

Cholesterol

Mitral valve prolapse


Veg in order of highest to lowest concentration of Magnesium:


  • Rocket (Arugula)

  • Carrot

  • Radish

  • Mustard

  • Alfalfa

  • Broccoli

  • Gabbage - pak choi

  • Cabbage - Red

  • Carrot

  • Onion


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