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8 Reasons To Have A Salad A Day

Making a simple change to your diet by eating a serving of salad daily is proven to hold a significant impact upon your immediate health and well-being.

Here is a list of 8 key benefits of having leafy greens a regular basis all mixed within our MOOS menu and ready to motivate your meal planning for optimum benefit :

  1. A Natural Source Of Fiber

Raw vegetables and leafy greens are a great source of natural fiber. Eating plenty of fiber has numerous health benefits. Here are some of them:

  • Helps control blood sugar levels
  • Lowers cholesterol levels
  • Assists in weight loss and to maintain a healthy, balanced weight
  • Plays a major role in digestive health
  • High-fibre diet is known to reduce the risk of a number of cancers including mouth, breast, throat and colon.

Suggested Salad: Curry Cauliflower

  1. Nutritional Goodness For Your Body

Fresh fruit and vegetables play an important role in our health and well-being. According to Harvard School of Public Health a diet rich in vegetables and fruit can lower the risk of heart disease and stroke, helps lower blood pressure, prevent some types of cancer, reduce the risk of eye and digestive problems and maintain healthy levels of blood sugar, which keeps the appetite in check.

It is important to eat a variety of vegetables and fresh fruit, in as many colours as possible. This way you make sure your body is fuelled with different vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

Suggested Salad: The Cheesy Goat

  1. Natural Weight Loss

Eating a high-fibre meal will help you your satisfy your appetite with fewer calories. Make sure your salad contains a variance of raw vegetables to enhance this positive effect.

Suggested Salad: Fitness Warrior Bowl (Vegetarian)

  1. Healthy Fats Intake

Adding some mixed raw seeds and nuts such as pumpkin, sesame, chia, walnuts, almonds, pecans boosts your daily intake of healthy fats. Slicing an avocado into your salad and adding some fat via the dressing is also a good idea. This will help your body to absorb all the healthy compounds from your meal.

Suggested Salad: Power Protein

  1. Supports Eye Health

Carotenoids found in the leafy greens like lettuce, kale and spinach helps to filter out high intensity light and adjust the eyes from bright to dark. Lutein helps protect millions of photoreceptor cells supporting a sharp vision.

Suggested Salad: Miso Aubergine

  1. Strong Bones

Vitamin K supports bone density in women and prevents osteoporosis. Good sources of vitamin K are chicken, spinach, watercress, kale and radicchio.

Suggested Salad: Fitness Warrior Bowl (Chicken)

  1. Protects Your Heart

Folate found in spinach, kale and Romaine lettuce has been shown to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and prevent stroke. This nutrient also helps lower your blood pressure.

Suggested Salad: Summer Greens

  1. Improves Skin Tone

Spinach is a great source of skin clearing antioxidants and avocado is rich in omega-3 fatty acids and a high source of vitamin E which works to boost the skin’s luminosity and vitality. Water found in salad vegetables improves skin hydration and ensures metabolism which keeps skin healthy and glowing.

Suggested Salad: Falafel Bowl

So, have you had your salad today?

Let MOOS deliver directly to your door, whilst you carry on soaking up the summer sun in the knowledge you’re diet is sustained and served by a company that cares.

 

 

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