Toss These Salad Myths For Better Health

Kale and fruit salad

Salad, salad, salad.  I know it’s considered the most boring way to be healthy. The truth is that we’re looking at it all wrong. After all who looks forward to going to work for the sake of work itself? You go for the reward or more adequately stated, the exchange: Money. True or true?

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Before we dive into the benefits of salads lets dispel a few myths. First of all, they are far from boring! You can make them different everyday for a year eating them two to three times a day. Even recently, my youngest quickly put together some kale, mixed berries, extra virgin olive oil, Himalayan sea salt and cracked pepper topped off with fresh lime juice. It was simple and tasty!

Secondly, they are not just for lunch. They are a great way to be healthy anytime of the day. Lastly, they are easy enough that you can prep three to five of them at a time.

Eating salads is about what they offer more than our mental palette. Outside of water, the next most healthiest thing we should consume are green leafy vegetables. They provide us with necessary vitamins and minerals that other foods simply don’t. They contain the best of vitamins, nutrients, enzymes and more.

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Here are four reasons we should place more leafy greens than anything else on our plates:

1. Easily digestible
Leafy greens of all types are easily digested especially when lightly sauteed or eaten raw. Why does it matter? It’s everything! You can get all of their benefits without feeling bloated or stuffed.  They are a true food so your cells know exactly what to do with them.

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