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Seduce your salad! Give Kale a massage and transform your evening meal...

Updated: Jun 30, 2021

We all know salad is good for you. Vegetables and leafy greens are among the healthiest foods on the planet, combining extremely low calorie density with high nutrient concentration, meaning you get the most vitamin and mineral bang for your “caloric” buck! For example a bowl of 100g fresh spinach contains only 23 calories, a virtually negligible percentage of your daily energy but also provide more than 100% of your daily required intake of Vitamin A and Vitamin K along with 30% of your daily vitamin C, Iron and Manganese and Folate. Compare this to Rice (x5 the calories/100g) or Beef (10x more calories) or Chocolate (20x more calories) all which provide virtually no vitamins at all and very low levels of minerals.

Another great bonus of leafy greens and vegetables is their volume. Because of their high water content these foods provide the physical bulk to fill you up at the end of the day without piling down the calories. All this water content ensures adequate hydration saving you from worrying about consuming so many cups of water per day. In the wild humans wouldn’t have had constant access to drinkable water, we got most of our hydration from our food.