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benefits of eating salad

9 GOOD REASONS TO EAT A SALAD A DAY:

1. 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 several cancers including colorectal, breast, mouth, throat, and esophagus

2. NUTRITIONAL BENEFITS OF FRESH FRUITS AND VEGETABLES:
The idea that fresh vegetables and fruits are essential to our good health and well-being isn’t anything we haven’t heard before, but it’s good to be reminded of it every so often.

3. LOAD UP ON SALADS FOR WEIGHT CONTROL:
Eating a fiber-rich salad before your entree will help you to feel full faster, so you’ll consume fewer calories than you might when a meal is served without this appetizer.

4. A DAILY SALAD WILL AID YOUR INTAKE OF HEALTHY FATS:
Add a couple of tablespoons of mixed raw or roasted seeds like pumpkin, sesame, sunflower, and ground flax or chia to boost your daily intake of good fats.

5. BUILD STRONG BONES:
Low vitamin K levels have been linked with low bone mineral density in women. For healthy bone growth, a recommended full daily serving can be found in just 1 cup of watercress (100%), radicchio (120%), or spinach (170%).

6. PROTECT YOUR PEEPERS:
The carotenoids found in the green leafies like spinach, Romaine, and Red Lettuce help the eyes to adjust from bright to dark, and to filter out high-intensity light levels, protecting them from the formation of damaging free radicals.

7. IMPROVE MUSCLE PERFORMANCE:
The nutrients found in spinach not only help to build strong bones but also help to improve the performance of the mitochondria – little structures inside our cells.

8. PROTECT YOUR HEART:
Romaine lettuce contains two key nutrients in significant levels that help to protect the heart muscle: folate and fiber. High levels of folate have been shown to assist in the prevention of stroke and cardiovascular disease.

9. IMPROVES SKIN TONE:
The high levels of water found in salad veggies improve hydration in our bodies, which is necessary for youthful skin tone and various basic bodily functions.

 

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  • 14 Feb 2022
  • By: Editor