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Roasted Sesame Vegetables

We all know how important it is to consume at least five portions of fruit and veg every day, but why stop at five?

Our Roasted Sesame Vegetables aren’t just any run of the mill veggies- they’re cooked in a delicious sesame oil and sesame seeds making them well and truly pimped up greens. This side is a great option to bulk up your Bite Club and makes a great accompaniment to any of our meals. Carry on reading to discover more about the health benefits of this deliciously nutritious side dish.

Edamame Beans
This plant-based source of protein features heavily in Bite Club meals for two reasons:
1) They provide heaps of benefits for your body!
2) They’re super tasty!
This pro-bean (get it?) is especially perfect for vegetarians who often do not reach their recommended intake of protein per day. Edamame beans are a fab source of calcium, which is essential for maintaining strong bones. They also contain isoflavones, a type of phytoestrogen that may reduce the risk of osteoporosis and certain types of cancer.

Spinach
This leafy green is high in folate, which is essential for the production of red blood cells and the release of energy from foods. Some studies suggest that consuming spinach may protect your body from certain types of cancers. This veggie contains the phytochemicals lutein and zeaxanthin that may help to protect your eyes from free radical damage. Spinach contains potassium, which helps to lower high blood pressure by counteracting the negative effects of sodium.

Peas
This veggie is a fab source of soluble and insoluble fibre that is super important for maintaining a healthy gut. Peas are a source of iron and folate, which helps to boost your blood health. Peas contain both soluble fibre and the phytochemical beta-sitosterol that work together to reduce bad cholesterol.

Green Beans
This veggie is a source of vitamin C, which helps to boost your immune system and potentially protect you from various types of cancer. Green beans are a great source of insoluble fibre that keeps your digestive system healthy and helps to remove cancer-causing toxins. Insoluble fibre helps to speed the passage of waste material through the gut and helps to reduce the risk of constipation and haemorrhoids. Green beans are a fab source of vitamin K, which helps our bones to absorb calcium and helps our blood to clot properly.

Mangetout
This is a fab source of insoluble and soluble fibre, which are both important for a healthy gut. This veggie is a great source of Vitamin A, which maintains healthy skin, eyes and immune system. Mangetout also contains Vitamin C, this boosts your immunity, wound healing and aids in the production of collagen.

Broccoli
This superfood is a great source of vitamin K, which helps our bones to absorb calcium. Those who consume low amounts of vitamin K are less likely to develop osteoporosis. Broccoli contains large amounts of vitamin C, which is great at protecting your immune system and helping white blood cells fend off bacteria and viruses.