A SALAD A DAY KEEPS DISEASE AND AGING AT BAY
Ask yourself this everyday… “Did I have a salad today?”
With the warmer weather arriving quickly, a cool crisp salad can be the basis for a light and refreshing meal.
They’re easy to make at home, and to order in a restaurant when dining out.
And, with their multiple health benefits, consuming a serving of leafy greens each day can be one of the best habits to get into any time of the year.
Aside from their natural good taste and great crunchy texture alongside wonderful colors and fragrances, eating a large serving of fresh, raw vegetables each day can have significant health benefit.
A NATURAL SOURCE OF FIBER
Your leafy greens and raw veggies are a superb source of natural fiber, and consuming enough fiber each day has several health advantages:
Fiber helps to reduce LDL or “bad” cholesterol.
It helps to control blood sugar.
Adequate fiber intake helps with weight loss and healthy weight maintenance.
It normalizes bowel movements, and aids in the prevention of bowel disease.
Proper fiber intake has been shown to reduce the recurrence and prevention of a number of cancers including colorectal, breast, mouth, throat and esophagus.
SALAD MISTAKES TO AVOID
Among the worst offenders are salad dressings, as they’re often loaded with high fructose corn syrup for flavor and processed trans fats to prolong shelf life.
Low-fat dressings usually have increased sugar levels, with fructose added to compensate for the loss of flavor.
I recommend you find a balsamic vinegar you love!
Try making your own dressings with herbs, nuts, fresh fruits, lemon vinegar for a healthful condiment that will work with your salad, not against it.
Click this link for a list of tasty delicious plantbased no oil easy to make salad dressings.