Learning about food and how we are what we eat must have brought most of us to the information that salads are good for us. But just how good? The ingredients used in a salad is different every time. So are the recipes and types of salads. Salads are generally made of very healthy fruits and vegetables. The greens that are required in a balanced diet can all be gotten by adding salads to our diet. Salads are not only made of vegetables, greens and fruits that people like to avoid because they don’t taste good, there are thousands of salads. This is a good way to incorporate those ingredients that we usually don’t like the taste of into your meals. If you don’t like avocado, you can mix it with lettuce or potatoes and slap on some salad dressing to make it taste better. You now have all the goodness of avocado in your body in spite of how your taste buds have been keeping them away from you. There are many more benefits of eating salads that you should consider to help you make a decision today to have a salad and have another one after that.
Fiber; most ingredients used in salads are excellent sources of fiber which helps in bowel movement and helps to keep your body system feeling good all the time. Fibers have been known to lower the risk of heart diseases in human beings.
Health benefits; foods that are grown naturally from the earth are packed full with nutrients that are for the purpose of replenishing the human body helping it to grow and repair as required. If you eat greens, vegetables, legumes and fruits frequently you are pumping your body with proteins, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals that will build up your immune system and fight off disease as well as reduce the risk of contacting other diseases like cancer and other environmentally transferable illnesses.
Cut calories; people that ant to loose weight are advised to make a habit of salads because of its benefits. Vegetables and fruits are good for the body and are not packed full of calories like carbohydrates, sweets or canned foods and sodas. As long as you are not overloading your salad with salad dressing or fatty, oily, fried ingredients, you are on the right path with reducing calories to the healthy dosage and loosing weight.
Clean the fridge; because of the flexibility of salads you will have the opportunity to use up those foods that are sitting useless in your fridge. Adding different ingredients will change the loo and taste of your salad every time wile helping you clean out your fridge and save your money by avoiding waste.
Farm your own; you do not need to take a trip to the grocery store every time you want to prepare a salad. You can grow your own ingredients by yourself in a small garden. This is even more nutritious because you know the ingredients are fresh and organic hence full of the right nutrients. Farming your own vegetables is also a good habit you can develop to keep you busy.
Good metabolism; the fibers in vegetables give the benefit of good metabolism. When you eat other foods and you feel bloated you will never feel like this when you’ve fed well on salads, it will help you seep better, feel better and work better.
Fast to prepare; most salads do not require elaborate preparation, you can literally toss a few ingredients in a bowl, add a dressing or not and your meal is ready. Even those that require some preparation are not tedious to prepare. If you are in a hurry and you still need to snack on something or replenish your energy a salad is the right way to go. There are no special culinary skills required to make a nutritious, tasty, salad.
Visually appealing; fruits and vegetable are vibrant with so many different colors and shapes. You can also cut and dice them in fun shapes and sizes to make the culinary experience a more interesting. Most of them can be eaten raw to remove the stage where cooking draws their nutrients out and dulls their natural crispiness, color and fresh smell.
Taste good; salads don’t only look good but they taste really good as well. The combination of different flavors into one dish makes them taste good. Each fruit and vegetable can taste wonderful on its own or in combination with another can create another wonderful taste to make eating enjoyable. Even if you don’t like the taste of lettuce you can add a dressing to make it taste better.
There are so many benefits of introducing salads to your regular diet and you can take a part in these benefits by starting today. There are so many thousand recipes to pick from and so many ingredients to use that you can pick the ones that are right for you. Change them up according to your mood, taste and vegetables in season.