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Summer Salads- 5 Reasons to Eat Them!!

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A quick, easy meal; a simple way to get in your fruits and vegetables; and a great healthy dinner, lunch, or even dessert! Salads are an awesome meal, side, or appetizer and can be found on pretty much every menu. They are also convenient to make and cheap as well!

Here are four healthy reasons as to why you should eat more salads:

1. Eat Salads for the Fiber

a high-fiber diet can help lower cholesterol levels and prevent constipation

2. Eat Salads for the Health Benefits of Fruits and Vegetables

Many experts agree that Americans need to eat more fruits and vegetables (especially dark green and orange vegetables) and legumes — all popular salad ingredients; nutrient-rich plant foods contribute to overall health. If you frequently eat green salads, you’ll likely have higher blood levels of a host of powerful antioxidants (vitamin C and E, folic acid, lycopene, and alpha- and beta-carotene,) especially if your salad includes some raw vegetables. Antioxidants are substances that help protect the body from damage caused by harmful molecules called free radicals.

3. Eat Salads to Cut Calories and Increase Satisfaction

Studies have shown that eating a low-calorie first course, like a green salad of 150 calories or less, enhances satiety (feelings of fullness) and reduces the total number of calories eaten during the meal. 4.

Salad and vegetables Royalty Free Stock Photography

4. Eat Salads to Get Smart Fats

Eating a little good fat (like the monounsaturated fat found in olive oil, avocado and nuts) with your vegetables appears to help your body absorb protective phytochemicals, like lycopene from tomatoes and lutein from dark green vegetables.

So, next time you’re in the fruit and veggie isle at your local grocery store, grab some ingredients and lettuce and enjoy a nice change- you should never get bored with salads either because there are so many options and recipes out there as well!

For Quick and Healthy Recipes and to visit my website click below:

http://www.resultswellnesscenters.com/Quick___Healthy_Recipes.html

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Author: Jacqueline LeClaire

President and owner of Results Wellness Centers since July 1998 – Present (16 years 1 month)Saylorsburg, Pa 18353 Results Wellness Center offers Personal & Group Fitness Training, Nutrition and Wellness programs for superior personal training. Whether you would like to Lose Weight, Gain Muscle, increase your Cardiovascular capacity, Tone or need Nutritional Guidance, we will tailor make your program. Our 21st century approach, is the new wave in Fitness. A true mind and body Center. The Results Center was established in 1998 as a Hypnotherapy & Wellness Center and has evolved into much, much more. Our unique approach incorporates using your subconscious mind, through hypnotherapy, Reiki and other non-traditional methods to balance mind and body to work together, making it easier to reach and, most importantly, maintain the goal. We have helped thousands to reach and maintain their health and fitness goals. Our programs are tailor made and affordable. Many of our programs can be accessed via internet, budget friendly. At your home, business or fitness facility, at our studios or online, here is how we can help you: Fitness Classes In-home training Corporate lunchtime programs at our studio or at your office or business On-line coaching Nutritional guidance Hypnotherapy Reiki Massage therapy TRX Pilates Cardio kick boxing and much more! http://www.resultswellnesscenters.com/

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