Digestive Health Box

Regular price $120.00
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We are excited to be launching our new Digestive Health box. Digestion is a top concern of Farmacy at The Chef’s Garden™, and statistics support this as well. Digestive diseases affect 60 to 70 million people worldwide, causing 4.6 million hospitalizations, 72 million primary-care visits, and 236,000 deaths (as of 2019). 

The Digestive Health box is specially curated to include farm-fresh vegetables that are: 

  • Seasonal and diverse
  • High in fiber (soluble and insoluble, including the prebiotic fiber inulin)
  • Nutrient-dense (especially Vitamins A, C, and E to support GI health)
  • High in phytonutrients (especially polyphenols and flavonoids, which have antioxidants and anti-inflammatory effects)
  • Grown in microbially rich and diverse soil using regenerative farming practices   

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Vegetables

Your box will include a variety of Heart Healthy, nutrient-dense vegetables, depending on the season, to help support cardiovascular health. As a result of our regenerative farming practices, we have found that our products often contain more minerals than the USDA average!  

The best way for us to consume nutrients is through fresh vegetables. We’ve curated a variety of recipes for you to enjoy these nutrient-dense vegetables at their peak of flavor while still maintaining their nutritional value. 

Included in the box: 

  • Braising Blend
  • Mixed Okra
  • Mixed Sweet Peppers
  • Swiss Chard
  • Mixed Baby Beets with Tops
  • Ultra Watercress
  • Petite Superfood Blend
  • Tea
Nutrients

To support digestive health, this specially curated box contains a variety of vegetables that are good sources of vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, and fiber.

Fiber is often underappreciated but is vital to digestive health. There are many ways to categorize fiber starting with dietary fiber and functional fiber. Dietary fiber is naturally found in food and functional fiber is extracted then isolated from whole foods, then added to processed foods. At The Chef's Garden we enjoy eating and farming in harmony with nature and prefer eating our dietary fiber straight from the source along with all of the vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients that work together to nourish the body.

Soluble fiber dissolves in water, slows down digestion (so that more nutrients can be absorbed), and forms a gel (think of chia pudding). Soluble fiber also has the superpower of being able to be fermented by microbes in the digestive tract. This fermentation can cause gas, so we recommend starting with small amounts and working your way up if you do not typically consume fiber-rich foods. Soluble fibers are also sometimes referred to as “prebiotic” fibers, meaning that they feed the microbes in the digestive tract (by fermentation). As a result of the microbes fermenting prebiotic fiber they form short-chain fatty acids which provide energy for the cells lining the colon as well as other beneficial functions. Soluble fiber may help reduce cholesterol and blood sugar. Examples of vegetables that contain soluble fiber include asparagus, brussels sprouts, garlic, onions, and carrots.

Insoluble fiber does not dissolve in water but may help increase the speed of elimination by adding bulk to the stool and may help improve insulin sensitivity. Insoluble fibers are structural fibers in plants that humans cannot digest and most of these fibers are not fermentable by microbes in the digestive tract. Examples of vegetables that contain insoluble fiber include cauliflower, celery, parsnips, green beans and peas, potatoes, and dark leafy greens.

Our vegetables are often more nutrient-dense than the USDA average and this box contains vegetables that help support GI health by providing vitamins A, B vitamins (such as folate), C, and E and minerals like calcium, magnesium, and zinc.

At The Chef's Garden we know that healthy soil is the key to healthy plants which in turn nourish and support the health of people. Our vegetables are grown in microbially rich and diverse soil using regenerative farming practices.

 

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