Maximizing nutrition – are you getting the most of your salad?

At the TIEX we are always interested in ways to maximise nutrition from food and are passionate about using whole foods in their natural state.

Sometimes low fat products may seem like healthy options but we believe in using unprocessed foods. A recent study highlighted the importance of having the right kind of oils in your salad to maximise nutrient absorbtion. If you use a low fat dressing you may be missing out on the nutritional potential your salad has to offer. Its been shown that monounsaturated oil, like olive oil is the best for maximising aborption from many salad ingredients!

Another example of nutritional alchemy perfection that we embody here is guacamole. The monounsaturated oil in the avocado helps you absorb more lycopene from the tomatoes and also increases the digestibility of the onion. Having an abundance of fresh avocadoes in Brazil we are massive guacamole fans!

Simple good food at it’s best mash a ripe avocado with the juice of half a lemon, chopped tomato, chopped red onion and some parsley. Season with black cracked pepper and Himalayan sea salt to taste. We love enjoying guacamole on its own as a snack after a long hike.

Keep it super healthy by skipping the corn chips in favor for some chic crudités of hydrating cucumber or crunchy carrot. Yum!

 

Lycopene rich tomatoes - great source of antioxidants

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