Heart Health Box

Heart Health Box
Regular price $92.00
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Nutrient Dense Produce to Support Heart Health 

To support heart health, this specially curated box contains a variety of vegetables that are good sources of vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients, including magnesium, potassium, allicin, antioxidants, and nitrates. 

Your box will include nutrient-dense blends of high nitrate greens, heart-healthy microgreens, beets, garlic, watercress or purslane, and a seasonal vegetable that changes monthly. 

Don’t be fooled by microgreens - they are small but mighty and often contain more nutrients than their full-grown counterparts. Sprinkle these on your favorite morning breakfast, in your salad, or eat them on their own!

Our vegetables are grown by using regenerative farming practices. It is a method of farming that improves the soil’s resources in a natural way rather than destroying or depleting them. Healthy soil provides more flavorful and nutritious vegetables. 

Because many nutrients can be reduced by prolonged storage, our vegetables are hand-harvested daily and shipped directly to your door. As a result, you are getting the freshest, most nutritious vegetables imaginable!

Enjoy the convenience of regular shipments! Subscribe for a recurring order to be delivered to your door as often as you'd like! Customize your delivery frequency (weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly) and you can change, pause, or cancel at any time.

Additional discounts cannot be applied to subscription orders.  

Whole30 Approved

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:

  • Heart Healthy Signature Blend of Watercress, Broccoli, Bulls Blood, Radish Greens
  • Nitric Greens Blend of Mixed Greens, New Zealand Spinach, Rainbow Swiss Chard and Kale
  • Garlic Shoots
  • Cucumbers
  • Purslane
  • Beets
    Nutrients

    At The Chef’s Garden nutrition goes hand-in-hand with flavorful, quality vegetables. It is so important that in 2019, we opened an on-site agricultural research facility. We study how to maximize the flavor, color, and nutrition of our vegetables in order to bring the highest quality to your door. And, as a result of our regenerative farming practices, we have found that our products often contain more minerals than the USDA average!  . 

    Bull’s blood micro greens and beets contain betanin which increases the action of NrF2, helping the body to reduce inflammation and oxidative stress. They contain polyphenols (like you hear about in wine) and Vitamin C to combat oxidative stress. Beets are a good source of nitrates which have been shown to support exercise performance and cardiovascular health. Whole beets are a good source of fiber which helps to support healthy digestion and cholesterol. 

    Watercress is ranked #1 on the CDC’s list of Powerhouse Fruits and Vegetables because it is super nutrient-dense containing 100% of the DV of Vitamin K, 25% of the DV of Vitamin A, and 25% of the DV of Vitamin C in just one cup.  Remember to optimally absorb Vitamins A and K (fat-soluble vitamins) enjoy your watercress with a good quality high polyphenol olive oil. 

    Nitrates from greens have been shown to support healthy blood vessel function and blood flow. The nitrates in greens and other nitrate-containing vegetables are actually broken down by the bacteria in your mouth and the acid in your stomach then converted to nitric oxide. Nitric oxide helps promote healthy circulation by relaxing the blood vessels which increases the amount of blood that’s able to flow through (this is also important for brain health). Having optimal levels of nitric oxide in your body may help to reduce elevated blood pressure and improve one’s ability to exercise. As we age, studies have shown the amount of nitric oxide in the body tends to decrease. However, eating just a cup of raw or ½ cup of cooked high nitrate vegetables daily may help to improve your nitric oxide levels naturally. 

    Spinach is a great source of magnesium which is essential to muscle and nerve function, energy production, blood sugar balance, and healthy blood pressure. It also is a good source of potassium which is important because studies have found that individuals with higher potassium intakes from their diet may benefit from lower blood pressure. Just 1⁄2 cup of cooked spinach contains approximately 80 mg of magnesium and 2 cups of raw spinach contain approximately 330 mg of potassium. 

    Cruciferous vegetables, such as watercress, broccoli sprouts, kale, and radish greens contain sulforaphane, which is a sulfur-rich compound that has been shown to provide a number of health benefits. Potential benefits include anticancer properties, boost heart health, and support in maintaining healthy blood sugar levels. Click here to read more about sulforaphane and its healthy properties

    Allicin is one of the active components in garlic that studies indicate may modestly reduce cholesterol (specifically triglycerides by 6-22%) and blood pressure.  Allicin is activated when garlic is cut or crushed and exposed to water. To get the most cardiovascular benefit from your garlic before using it, rinse it with water, then cut/crush/chop and let sit for 5-10 minutes so that the enzymes in the garlic can work their magic to fully activate the allicin. The most wonderful thing about our garlic is that it does not need to be peeled and you can even enjoy the roots! 

    Each month this box will either contain purslane or watercress. 

    Watercress is ranked #1 on the CDC’s powerhouse list of fruits and vegetables because it is packed full of vitamins and minerals. Watercress is easy to incorporate into salads, wraps, or anywhere that you would like a mild peppery flavor. 


    Purslane is referred to as the “salmon of the plant world” because of its high content of alpha-linolenic acid, a form of omega-3. One hundred grams of fresh purslane leaves (one serving) contain about 300-400 mg of omega-3s; 12 mg of Vitamin E; 25 mg of Vitamin C; 2 mg of beta-carotene; and 15 mg of glutathione. Purslane is excellent consumed fresh with its succulent leaves that are crisp and hydrating or used as a “pot herb” when making a stew or soup to add extra nutrients.

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    Hibiscus contains polyphenols and anthocyanins that are known for their anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects as well as potentially blood pressure lowering effects which may help to protect blood vessels.

    Beets in the tea contain polyphenols (like you hear about in wine) and Vitamin C to combat oxidative stress. Beets are a good source of nitrates which have been shown to support exercise performance and cardiovascular health.

    Cocoa nibs are a good source of potassium, theobromine, and flavonoids which may help to lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart disease.

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