#HealthBytes: 7 benefits of eating salads daily
You might have been ignoring this simple health-booster all your life, but having a bowlful of salad (loaded with greens, yellows, and reds) everyday can supply you with plenty of vitamins and minerals.
What's more? They're easy to make, lightweight, and can conveniently be eaten along with your meals.
Here are 7 amazing health benefits of having a salad bowl everyday.
Salad is a great source of fiber; aids weight loss
Fiber: The many leafy greens and raw veggies supply you with plenty of fiber, which is essential for fighting bad cholesterol, controlling blood sugar levels, and improving digestion.
Weight loss: A bowl of fiber-rich salad right before your meals help you feel fuller (in a healthy way), reducing your main meal intake, thus promoting weight loss.
Eating salads help strengthen your bones; improve eye health
Bones: Low Vitamin-K intake can lead to low bone mineral density in women. Hence, add to your salads, lots of watercress, spinach, and radicchio to avoid deficiency, and maintain bone health.
Eye health: The carotenoids found in green leafy veggies like spinach, romaine, and red lettuce help enhance your vision, improve eyes' ability to adjust light variations, and reduce formation of harmful, free radicals.
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Eating salad helps strengthen muscles, improve heart and skin health
Muscles: Healthy nutrients in leafy greens like spinach are known to improve performance of mitochondria- structures inside our cells that produce energy, and empower our muscles.
Heart: Folate and fiber in leafy greens aid in prevention of stroke and heart disease.
Skin: The water-content of juicy veggies in salads improve hydration in our body, eventually giving us youthful and healthy skin.