Superfoods - the word is everywhere, but what exactly is a superfood and why are they so important to our diet?
Because ‘superfood’ has become a buzzword, there is a lot of confusion and misinformation out there as to what the term actually means.
The term superfood refers to foods that are packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. It is important to incorporate these foods into your diet as they help fuel your body so that it can fight back against chronic disease and other nutrient deficiencies.
Here at Simple Foods, our ready-made meals are packed full of superfoods, making it easier than ever to incorporate them into your diet.
Our chef-cooked, nutritionist-crafted meals can be mixed and matched, with endless possibilities of combinations. You can pick from a selection of protein dishes, base dishes and veggies. Here are some of our favourites to help create the tastiest superfood meals.
If you want to cook up an easy healthy meal, leafy greens are a straightforward way of adding essential vitamins and nutrients. Found in our Mixed Quinoa and Kale prepared dish, they are a good source of vitamin A, vitamin C, and calcium, as well as having several phytochemicals (which are chemicals made by plants that have a positive effect on your health). They also add fibre into your diet.
Who knew superfoods could taste so good? Our pre-prepared Korean BBQ Salmon dish is the perfect example that incorporating superfoods into your meals doesn’t mean you have to compromise on flavour. Salmon not only tastes great, it’s rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which are thought to lower the risk of heart disease and stroke and they are an excellent source of B vitamins, and potassium.
Perhaps one of the most well known superfoods, and full of health benefits - turmeric. This vibrant plant is an excellent source of fiber, vitamin B6, potassium, vitamin C, and magnesium. It can also have positive effects on body physiology. Add more turmeric to your diet with our Tumeric Wholegrain Rice side dish, pre-prepared and ready to deliver to your doorstep.
Broccoli has long been touted as one of the healthiest veggies because of its nutritional makeup. This superfood is loaded with fibre, antioxidants to fight cancer, and vitamin C to aid in iron absorption.
It is such an adaptable ingredient - roast it, boil it or pop it in a salad. At Simple Foods, we love it charred and drizzled with tahini. Try it for yourself with our Charred Tahini Broccoli side dish.
For people on the go, Simple Foods delivers healthy, home cooked and ready-made meals like this straight to your front door or work space. Sustainable practices are hugely important to us and we want Simple Foods to be part of creating a better environment. Our UK based food boxes mindfully source produce from British farmers and we recycle or repurpose all of our packaging.