We all know that salads are healthy! Adding a salad in your daily diet can pay off with plenty of health benefits.
Here are some good reasons to have a salad daily.
Contains a lot of fiber: A high-fiber diet can help lower cholesterol levels and prevent constipation. It can also help you feel fuller, eat less, and ultimately lose weight.
Health benefits of fruits and vegetables: A diet rich in vegetables and fruits can lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke. It can also prevent some types of cancer, lower risk of eye and digestive problems. It can have a positive effect upon blood sugar which helps keep appetite in check.
Boosts daily intake of good fats: Add 2 tablespoons of mixed raw or roasted seeds like pumpkin, sesame, sunflower, and ground flax to your salad to boost your daily intake of good fats. Adding different kinds of oils in your dressings will help with this too. These foods also help the body to absorb all of the protective compounds, phytochemicals, and lutein.
Helps to lose weight: Eating a green salad of 150 calories or less, in the morning enhances satiety and reduces the total number of calories eaten during the meal. Thereby it helps in reducing weight.
Always try to fill your salads with a variety of colorful veggies, fruits, beans, and mixed greens. You need to control portions of high-calorie items like dried fruits, nuts, cheese, olives, and avocado.