We deliver fresh produce to your home or office
With a Seabreeze delivery, the majority of your produce has been picked 1 or 2 days prior to delivery and sometimes on the very same day you receive it.
As most physically active people know, fresh produce is a great source of natural energy.
Studies show that a diet consisting primarily of plant based foods can help you live a longer, healthier life.
Phytonutrients, which are found in fruits and vegetables, may help prevent disease and keep your body working properly. WebMD
Studies have suggested that vitamin E may play a key role in protecting the body from pro-inflammatory molecules called cytokines—and one of the best sources of this vitamin is dark green veggies, such as spinach, kale, broccoli, and collard greens. Dark greens and cruciferous vegetables also tend to have higher concentrations of vitamins and minerals—like calcium, iron, and disease-fighting phytochemicala than those with lighter-colored leaves. ABC News
A broccoli today is worth more than a broccoli tomorrow. Vegetables have a set amount of nutrients when harvested and begin to lose them the minute they are cut off from their food source Once harvested, they begin to consume their own nutrients in order to stay alive. This decline is hastened by the things we do to them.
What we do that destroys nutrients
Store. The longer we (or the grocer) keep vegetables before using them, the more nutrients vanish.
Cut. When a vegetable is cut, it perceives it as an attack; it goes on the defensive and activates enzymes which destroys it’s own nutrients. (Better to destroy yourself than be destroyed). The brown discoloration is the evidence. The more pieces you cut it into before you cook it, the more defensive the vegetable gets.
Cook. Boiling makes it easy for nutrients to leach into the water. Over-cooking via any method diminishes nutrients by breaking down the cells.
Freeze. Frozen food is pre-cooked to inactivate the enzymes (so it wont go on the defensive and turn brown); this makes it even more susceptible to over cooking once it gets into your pot. Vitamin C appears to be particularly vulnerable to freezing.
Juice. Juicing breaks the vegetable into such tiny parts that the nutrient loss begins rapidly. Very few nutrients will be left in the glass 24 hours later, so drink your juice immediately for maximum benefit.
– See more at: http://www.thesweetbeet.com/vegetables-nutrients/#sthash.zA5j0KjU.dpuf Sweetbeet.com
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