Today we want to tell you more about why our food is indeed the healthiest choice. The basics are very simple: providing you with real food, which is whole, clean, unprocessed fare rich in nutrients, high in fiber and free of additives. Whether you order a regular (550-650 cal) or the large (800-1000 cal) portion, you can be rest assured that you are eating sustainably sourced, clean ingredients.
But what makes our food so healthy? First, our carefully balanced macronutrients, represented by 30-40% of the calories are carbohydrates. This is enough energy to fuel your body throughout the day and little enough to not be converted and stored as fat. We also make sure that you get enough fiber to be satiated. Fiber naturally slows down digestion, thus leaving you with the feeling of being full for longer.
Our food generally covers 30-75% of your daily protein intake, depending on your level of physical activity. The aim here is to rotate as much as possible between lean protein, red meat and fish to provide plenty variety of amino acids, which are the functional block of proteins. These amino acids help with muscle recovery and have an essential function in maintaining our several tissues and organs. Of course, we also keep veganism in mind and replace all animal products with plant-based ones in your meal upon request.
What really sets us apart from other meal deliveries is the fat ratio in our food. Fats represent 30-40% of our meals, all from natural sources. As this is quite a big part, we make sure to work with healthy fats. There are seven dietary fats: omega-3, monosaturated, polyunsaturated, saturated, mediumchain, omega-6 and trans-fat, where omega-3 is the best and trans-fat the worst. The healthy sources for fats are plants and animals. For instance, fish and algae are rich in omega-3 and olive oil, avocado and some nuts contain monosaturated fats.
These fats have vital functions in our bodies, as they are part of our cells, are necessary to produce hormones, our reproduction system and of course our brain. Moreover, we all know that fats make food taste good.
Everyone knows that vegetables are part of a balanced diet, so our lunches pack 75-100% of the daily recommended vegetable intake. This varies from 350gr for women and 450gr for men. These vegetables are a great source of most vitamins and minerals we need.
For most people eating healthy is closely connected to maintaining a healthy body and weight. To accomplish that we generally must follow three rules:
- Either eat less (losing weight) or the same (maintaining weight) number of calories our body burns in a day, unless of course you are trying to build up muscles. Although one must add here that recent studies show that calories do not equal calories. For instance, if you eat 200 calories worth of chocolate or a chicken breast with 200 calories is significantly different. With the chocolate you pretty much just get the 200 calories, but the chicken breast provides different vitamins and minerals. If you consume empty calories like soda, the body receives energy void of vitamins or minerals.
- Try to only eat food from natural sources and balance your macronutrient intake, since they all have different functions.
- Make sure your body receives enough micronutrients as well, such as vitamins and minerals. These nutrients push all body functions. A lack of these are directly related with chronic diseases such as cancer, type II diabetes, Parkinson, Alzheimer’s disease and many more.
To sum up, it can be said that the first two rules provide short term results such as managing your body weight and your physical performance. Rule number three however will help you stay healthy in the long run.
Interested in doing something good for your body? Make your healthiest choice right now and try our amazing food. You will save time and effort and you can improve your diet at the same time.