Salad Lovers, Rejoice

Salad Lovers, Rejoice

Salad, salad, salad, it’s what most nutritionists are saying we should all eat on a daily basis. Do you eat salad?

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A common misconception is that all nutritionists and “dietary experts” recommend the same nutrition plan. There is no one perfect diet to help maintain or lose weight and change your body and mind. Food preferences vary, as do the levels of intensity and commitment. Some people have sensitivities or allergies, and some don’t.

An article from NBC News by registered dietitian Samantha Cassetty broke down the daily diet of four different registered dietitians. In it, Cassety lists four very different diets: “The Protein and Fiber Worshipper,” “The Carb Lover,” “The Macro Counter,” and “The Circadian-Synced Diet.” These diets are all dissimilar with different meals. But, there is one common theme: Salad, salad, salad. It’s the first simple thing that comes to mind when you think of healthy food. However, it gets overlooked, especially when there’s a new food trend every week.

These nutritionists are telling us that a simple salad, once or twice a day, is one of the best ways to stay healthy and improve your immune system.

A study conducted by the UCLA School of Public Health of more than 17,000 adults showed that eating salad or raw vegetables correlates with higher levels of vitamins C, E, folic acid, lycopene and alpha and beta carotene in the bloodstream.

The study suggests that “each serving of salad and raw vegetables correlates with a 165 percent higher likelihood of meeting recommended dietary allowances (RDA) for vitamin C in women and 119 percent greater likelihood in men.” They also found that eating a lot of fruits and veggies can lower bone loss in pre-menopausal women.

A salad, depending on what you put in it, is essentially a complex dish of simple ingredients. You can put together a random assortment of vegetables, add eggs or chicken or mix fruits with veggies. You can add chickpeas or quinoa, tuna or salmon, whatever suits your fancy. You can even make a ground chicken taco salad – the options are endless!

If you want to read more about this, you can check it out on NBC News here.


Here’s how people on the Zip app are weighing in on this all over the country!

Salad, salad, salad, it’s what most nutritionists are saying we should all eat on a daily basis. Do you eat salad?

Totals
81% Soooo good
19% Ewww leaves
Males
78% Soooo good
22% Ewww leaves
Females
90% Soooo good
10% Ewww leaves

Soooo good

Ewww leaves


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