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Friday, 10 April 2015 By Good4U

 

Prestigious chef Rob Kennedy used Good4U Quinoa Sprout Mix in his fine dining menu last night. We think this is just beautiful. “Poached salmon and pickled fennel @Good4UNutrition #sprouts #radish succulent fish with a delicious crunchy garnish!”

You can follow Rob on Twitter here and you can check out our page here. Follow us to keep up to date with all of our Good4U news.

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Wednesday, 08 April 2015 By Good4U
 
 
1. BOOST DIGESTION
Sprouts are rich in fibre which will help
to keep your digestivesystem healthy 
 
 
2. GROWTH & REPAIR
Rich in protein which is essential for growth and repair of muscles
 
 
3. WEIGHT LOSS
Guilt free – low calorie meal booster which will keep
you fuller for longer Fresh, tasty, crunchy and versatile
 
 
4. LIVING FOOD
Living foods are rich in essential nutrients, phytochemicals and
enzymes and contain an abundance of highly active antioxidants and powerful
plant compounds which help protect us from diseases such as cancer and
heart disease.
 5. BIOAVAILABLE NUTRIENTS
Nutrients in sprouts are bioavailable which essentially means that they
are easy to digest and absorb due to high enzyme content. Complex
biochemical changes occur during hydration and sprouting. The nutritional
changes that occur during sprouting are due to the breakdown of complex
compounds into a more simple form. Sprouting causes increased activities of
hydrolytic enzymes, improvements in the contents of total proteins, fat, certain
essential aminoacids, total sugars and B-group vitamins and a decrease in
phytates and protease inhibitors.
 
 
6. LOWER CHOLESTEROL
Good4U sprouts which contain alfalfa sprouts (Super Sprouts & Quinoa Sprout Mix) contain
a compound called saponins which has been shown to reduce cholesterol. Alfalfa sprouts
have been shown to reduce LDL cholesterol by 16.6% and in-crease HDL by 11.2%.

7. PROTECT AGAINST DNA DAMAGE
Cruciferous sprouts such as Good4U’s Super Sprouts are rich in a variety of
glucosinolates, many of which are potent antioxidants. When the sprout is chewed
the glucosinolates combine to form a powerful isothiocyanate called sul-foraphane.
Click here for more info on research carried out in sprouts.
 

8. MENOPAUSE
Good4U’S Super Sprouts contains a mix of Broccoli, Alfalfa, Clover and Rad-ish.
Clover sprouts contain a compound called Coumesterol, a potent phytoestrogen.
Phy-toestrogens have been shown to reduce symptoms of menopause.
 
 
9. PROTECT YOUR HEART
Phytoestrogens in sprouts also reduce the risk of coronary heart diseases
and osteoporosis from the lower levels of oestrogen after menopause.
Phytoes-trogens are a natural alternative to hormone replacement therapy.
They also decrease LDL (bad) cholesterol and total cholesterol, and increase
HDL (good) cholesterol. Phytoestro-gens prevent bone loss and increase
bone formation and density.
 
 
10. RAW
Good4U sprouts are ready to eat and require no cooking therefore retain all vita-mins
and minerals.
 
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Thursday, 02 April 2015 By Good4U
If you have picked up a copy of the Irish Times today you will spot one of the Good4U family, Laura smiling back at you. In the article written by Alison Healy she announces the ten new jobs that that will be filled at the Sligo factory in the coming months.
 

 

She also talks about our exciting new superfood truffles Super Bites "It has the texture of a truffle but there is no added sugar and it is nut and gluten free". This heathy snack is something that we are extremely excited to launch. The feedback receved at events such as IFE has been fenominal to date and we cant wait to see it on the shelves.
 
Keep an eye out for Super Bites and our healthy range of Super Seed Snacks on our website in and stores near you very soon!

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Friday, 27 March 2015 By Good4U
Well it has been a busy few days for Good4U to say the least! We had a fantastic time over at the IFE Expo in London ExCel and then yesterday (Thurday 26th) we had an extremely good day at Marketplace, an event orgainised by Bord Bia attracting over 440 trade buyers from five continents. Over 5000 meetings took place at the Convention Centre in Dublin and Good4U were delighted to take part.
 
Good4U family member Laura could be spotted on the RTE News last night and she also graced the Independent this morning, pictured with some of the new range of healthy snacks coming out in the next couple of months.
 
 

We have met a lot of great people over the last few days and look forward to working with them in the future. 

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Friday, 20 March 2015 By Good4U

There’s been a buzz around the Good4U headquarters this week in preparation for exhibiting at the IFE Expo in ExCel London! The show runs from the 22nd- 25th of March and promises to be the UK’s largest food and drink event.

Good4U has quite a few reasons to be excited about exhibiting this year! Not only is it a great chance to meet hundreds of friendly people face-to-face but it is also where we will be showcasing the exciting new lines being launched this year! These include a first to market tasty raw seed and fruit truffle which comes in two naturally sweet kid’s flavours and two tongue tingling adult flavours.

These superfood bites have an amazing taste and are gluten and nut free, meaning that they are suitable for both mainstream retail and for those that suffer from allergens. These superfood truffles are high in calcium and fibre, have no added sugar and as if that wasn’t not enough they are also a source of magnesium, protein and zinc.

We are also launching an exciting new range of value added roasted seed mixes which are roasted in natural ingredients to give an amazing taste and mixed through with tasty extras such as juicy fruit and coconut pieces. The flavours range from sweet to spicy so there’s a flavour to suit all taste buds!

Our aim is to make healthy snacking on the go extra easy and enjoyable for everyone. The range is competitively priced and will be available in all good retailers… so keep your eyes peeled for the Good4U range on your supermarket shelves this spring!

Visit Good4U at stand S4049 at IFE to say hello, taste the range and find out their names!

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Wednesday, 11 March 2015 By Good4U
Did you spot Good4U Managing Director Bernie Butler on the Claire Byrne show on Monday night? She was involved in the discussion around the "battle of rural Ireland" and was able to contribute some positive points. 
 
Bernie pointed out the need for better public transport. If the public transport in this country was improved, it would enable more companies situated outside of the capitlal to thrive. The journey from Sligo to Dublin, which is made regulary by the Good4U team, takes 3 hours each way.
 
The show is available to watch in RTE Player until the 31st of March 2015. To stay up to date with Good4U news like this follow our tweets here!

 

 

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Tuesday, 10 March 2015 By Good4U

Dietitian Michelle had the pleasure at speaking at the Chartered Accounts Northwest Society ladies annual event last week.  She enjoyed demonstrating some time saving tips on how to maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle in today's demanding world. The ladies also had the chance to try out some of our tasty new products ready to hit the shelves next month. 

To keep up to date with our product launches like us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

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Friday, 06 March 2015 By Good4U

We came into work today with the papers and sat down to see Good4U being featured in The Irish Times. It makes that Friday feeling even better!

Thanks to Lilly Higgins for including our Super Sprouts in her tasty looking Beef and Avocado Salad. It would be perfect for Saturday lunch this weekend! Lilly creates delicious, easy and affordable Give Me Five recipes for the Irish Times every week so make sure to check them out!

To find out more about where you can purchase Super Sprouts click here and you can check out Lilly's Blog here.

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Tuesday, 17 February 2015 By Good4U

Hey guys! We are starting a 3 Day Reboot tomorrow so if you want to feel livelier, and get back on track with eating well and feeling good, join us for the challenge!

We all like to have some food fun every now and then and that’s OK. However a lot of people say, I’ll eat well starting tomorrow…and then tomorrow comes around and you feel like starting the day after.

So if you feel up to the challenge 3 days starting tomorrow (really starting tomorrow) here’s a list of what to cut out:

  • Meat
  • Dairy
  • Coffee
  • Alcohol
  • Processed foods

Our dietician Shelly says "For those of you who want to go the extra mile and benefit even more by reducing your calorie intake replace one of your main meals with a nutritious juice"

Start every morning with lemon water and then choose one of the following breakfast options:

  • Porridge with almond milk
  • 2 x eggs with cucumber and tomato

For lunch:

  • Large salad loaded with veg (and fruit if you like)
  • Homemade soup

For dinner choose one from each of the columns below to build your preferred clean meal:

Protein

Carb

Veg Side

Soy glaze trout

Brown rice (3 tbsp cooked)

Roasted/boiled Veggies (not parsnip or potato)

Thai steamed salmon

Boiled baby potatoes (5)

Large Salad

Tomato baked Mackerel

Quinoa 3 tbsp cooked)

Ratatouille

White Fish with lemon and herbs

Sweet Potato (1/2)

Wilted Italian Greens

Soy marinated tofu (v)

Lentils / Dahl (3 tbsp)

Aubergine stew

If you feel like snacking choose from:

  • Handful of Mixed Seeds
  • Handful of berries
  • Piece of fruit
  • Handful of Lentil Sprout Mix
  • Handful of mange tout

Keep an eye out for updates and share your pics with us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter! Don’t forget to tag us so we see!

#3dayreboot

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Wednesday, 11 February 2015 By Good4U

You all know that Valentine’s Day is coming up and we’re not ones to shy away from a bit of romance.

There are so many ways to show a loved one you care. You might be going away somewhere for the weekend (because we’re lucky it fell that way this year), or going out for a nice dinner, and some like a cosy night in. Sometimes investing time and love into making a meal, can mean more than flashy chocolates and an expensive night out (but cards are important, very important, never forget that).

But what better way to show your love than by including foods in the meal that you cook that are good for their heart. Not only does this have symbolic meaning, but it shows that you care about them and their health, in your life together.

Here are some foods to consider including in your meals and why they are good for the heart:

Salmon is a rich source of omega-3 fats which contributes to a healthy heart, healthy brain function, healthy joints and general wellbeing.

Good4U Super Sprouts contain a mix of Broccoli, Alfalfa, Clover and Radish. Clover sprouts contain a compound called Coumesterol, a potent phytoestrogen. Phytoestrogens have been shown to reduce the risk of coronary heart disease and osteoporosis. Phytoestrogens decrease LDL (bad) cholesterol and total cholesterol, and increase HDL (good) cholesterol.

Garlic is well known for boosting heart health, and a study on the effects of garlic consumption on males has shown that regularly eating garlic could help lower men's cholesterol levels.

Olive Oil is rich in good monounsaturated fat, making it an ideal food for heart health and has potent anti-inflammatory properties.

Lentils are rich in B complex vitamins and other minerals such as magnesium and iron important for energy production and heart health. Magnesium helps blood flow meaning that oxygen and nutrients are circulated well throughout the body, keeping the heat happy.

Lentils' magnesium puts another plus in the column of its beneficial cardiovascular effects. Studies show that a deficiency of magnesium is not only associated with heart attack but that immediately following a heart attack, lack of sufficient magnesium promotes free radical injury to the heart.

Because our Lentil Sprout Mix is a living food, it is extra rich in essential nutrients, phytochemicals and enzymes. It contains an abundance of highly active antioxidants and powerful plant compounds. Because of these essential nutrients and antioxidants, lentil sprout mix helps to protect the body against heart disease, cancer and diabetes.

Scallops are an excellent source of vitamin B12, a very important nutrient for cardiovascular health. Vitamin B12 is needed by the body to convert homocysteine into other benign chemicals. High levels of homocysteine are associated with an increased risk of diabetic heart disease, heart attack, stroke and atherosclerosis. In addition to their B12 content, scallops are a source of magnesium and potassium, two other nutrients that protect cardio health.

Here is our ideal valentine’s meal for a healthy heart:

Starter: Pretty beetroot and lentil salad (this can be made in advance so that you’re not in the kitchen for the whole evening)

Main: Fried trout and Scallops with caprese salad

Dessert: Creamy chocolate and raspberry chia pudding (this can also be made in advance = more snuggle time)



We hope you enjoy whatever you do. You get what you give so make sure to spread the love!

Where you can find our sprouts

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