SALADS FOR WEIGHT MANAGEMENT
Salads are known to be the best food for weight management but not all ingredients, identifying the right ingredient and utilising it makes a salad worth eating.
What are the ideal ingredients to a perfect salad.
1. USE AN OIL BASED SALAD DRESSING
Here's why: Many nutrients specifically vitamins A, D, E, and K are fat soluble, which means your body cannot absorb and use them without some fat present. So a fat-free dressing is actually counterintuitive! In fact, a recent study found that people who ate salads dressed with a canola or olive oil-based dressing had higher levels of carotenoids (vitamin A-like compounds) in their blood. Plus, ample research shows these unsaturated fatty acids can help melt belly fat and make your salad more filling. Even better? Toss the oil with vinegar, a proven fat releaser: Studies show it can help prevent blood sugar spikes after meals.
2. MIX UP YOUR GREENS
Every type of greens romaine, radicchio, iceberg, spinach boasts its own unique nutrients and healthy benefits. For optimal nutrition, mix them up (either within the same bowl, or from day to day). Also consider adding some herbs, like basil or parsley; they pack a strong punch of flavor and loads of disease-fighting antioxidants. And the more flavorful your salad naturally is, the fewer high-cal ingredients you'll need to add for taste.
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