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7 Motivating Reasons to Indulge in a Salad on the Daily ...

By Tara

So often we think of ordering a salad when dining out as being on a diet, but salads have come a long way from years past. Your salad can have plenty of nuts, seeds, peppers, mushrooms, strawberries or whatever you choose. It is all up to you. You can be creative with light dressings and you can have a ton of salad without stressing about overeating. And aside from the larger amount you can consume, eating a salad can boost your health, prevent disease, help you to lose weight and just make you feel better. I eat a salad at least once every day because of this. So let me share with you the ultimate reasons you should eat salad on the daily:

1 Boost Your Metabolism

To ensure your metabolic rate is performing at its optimal level, you need to eat your greens. Greens are loaded with vitamins and minerals that will help to rev up your metabolic rate so you can get in the fat-burning mode more easily.

2 Feel Better

It is amazing how different you feel from just eating your greens. I find I am more alert after consuming one of my big salads and I have more energy to conquer the day. Get in the frame of mind where you are eating for your health and within a few short weeks you may even find yourself craving your greens.

3 Prevent Disease

Salads are loaded with phytonutrients to help prevent cancer and other disease. Consuming salad on the daily will help you to pave the path for a bright and healthy future for years to come. So choose to better your health and make sure you enjoy those greens each and every day!

4 Better Your Health

Simply eating a large salad can help to boost your metabolism so you have fewer days sick which means fewer days of missed work and more days of feeling at your best. So load up that bowl with plenty of kale, romaine and spinach to boost your health. You deserve it!

5 Ensure Adequate Intake of Veggies

By choosing to fill up a large bowl with plenty of greens, you can get 2-3 servings of veggies. This will help you get closer to your goal of 6 servings of veggies daily. If you choose to have two salads, your daily goal will be fulfilled just like that!

6 Aid Digestive Tract with Plenty of Fiber

Since greens are loaded with fiber, having salad on the daily can help you to meet your recommended daily allowance of fiber. This will help you to visit the bathroom more frequently, feel less bloated and aid your digestive tract!

7 Eat Salads to Get Plenty of Food for Less Calories

You can eat a large bowl of salad for less than 300 calories that will be ultra-filling. If you are trying to lose weight, salad is definitely your best meal. Just make sure to have a light dressing as most of the fat and calories is usually in this. I eat a large salad at least once every day, usually consuming 3 cups of greens. An easy way to eat plenty of food without the excess calories!

So make sure you have your salad on the daily. And be creative adding peppers, onions, nuts, seeds and whatever else you wish. The more colorful the salad, usually the healthier it is. So choose to better your health by making this simple choice on the daily!

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