Salads are one of the most popular dishes in the world

Healthy reasons to eat Salad every day with satisfaction

salads

I was looking for healthy meals to lose weight, healthy meals cheap and they are healthy meals quick to prepare. The answer came so quickly: Any Nutrition Expert will tell me that eating salad almost every day may be one of the most healthy eating habits that I can adapt to -- and one of the simplest. 


I came to the conclusion that most people enjoy eating salads because they are cool, crunchy, and fun to eat (lots of textures, colors, and flavors). 
 

reasons to eat salad every day
  • Eating a high-fiber diet can help lower cholesterol levels and prevent constipation.
  • Eating 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
  • If losing weight is your goal, you may want to start your meals with a green salad. Studies have shown that eating a green salad of 150 calories or less, enhances satiety (feelings of fullness) and reduces the total number of calories eaten during the meal.
I'm Argentinian, leaving today in Israel, my tradition is to have every meal with a salad.  To me, my basic salad is "Ensalada de tomates y cebollas "   - sliced tomatoes, raw onions, oil, vinegar, and a pinch of salt.
 
Argentina salad
https://www.comfortbites.co.uk/2012/08/argentinian-tomato-salad-or-ensalada-de.html
 
As I said, today I'm leaving in Israel, my daily salad has been changed a little, to Israeli Tomato and Cucumber SaladChopped tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, and parsley combine with a drizzled dressing of lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, and mint leaves.
Israeli salad
https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/242304/israeli-tomato-and-cucumber-salad

 my Argentinean & Israeli salads

So simple, let's see what are the components and the benefits of each one.

Tomato

tomates


Tomato is a very nutritious and juicy vegetable. It is good for both body and the skin. It is very rich in vitamins. It contains all the necessary ingredients to maintain good health. 

 

Some of the major benefits of tomatoes are:

  •         Tomato helps in improving vision.

  •         Helps in lowering hypertension.

  •         Improves the digestion process of the body.

  •         Helps in managing diabetes.

  •         Prevent infections of the urinary tract.

  •         Helps in reducing the cholesterol level.

  •         Keeps the heart-healthy.

  •         Helps in lowering the risk of cancer.

  •         Improves digestive system track.

 Cucumber

Cucumber it’s high in beneficial nutrients and certain plant compounds and antioxidants that can help treat some conditions and even prevent them. Cucumbers are low in calories and contain a decent amount of water and soluble fiber, making them suitable for hydration promotion and weight loss aid.

 

cucumbers

Some of the major benefits of Cucumbers are:

  • Cucumber Contains Antioxidants
  • It Can Promote Hydration.
  • Help in Weight Loss.
  • Blood Sugar lower.
  • It’s High in Nutrients

Onions

Onions are rich in minerals, proteins, carbohydrates, fats, calcium, phosphorus, iron, vitamin content. It cleans the system of these impurities through urine, sweat, or solid refuse. It keeps its eater’s body energetic and mentally agile. It enhances the digestive process, quickens the blood circulation to make your head stay cool, stomach soft, and light

onion

 

 

How Many Calories Are in Salad?

If you’re looking for a low-calorie meal or side dish to enjoy, a salad might likely come to mind. However, with countless types of salad ingredients, toppings, and dressings available, the calorie contents of salads can vary significantly.

 

Caesar salad

Caesar salad typically contains romaine lettuce and croutons.

It also features Caesar salad dressing, which is made with anchovy paste, egg yolks, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, garlic, and Parmesan cheese.

One cup (100 grams) of Caesar salad without chicken contains :

  • Calories: 190
  • Protein: 4 grams
  • Carbs: 8 grams
  • Fat: 16 grams

Pasta salad

Pasta salad is a common side dish comprising pasta, mozzarella cheese, and fresh vegetables like tomatoes, cucumbers, and olives, which are all tossed in a rich, tangy Italian dressing.

One cup (204 grams) of pasta salad with Italian dressing contains:

  • Calories: 269
  • Protein: 7.5 grams
  • Carbs: 43 grams
  • Fat: 7.5 grams

Chef salad

Most versions contain lettuce, cucumbers, cheese, tomatoes, and hard-boiled eggs.

One serving (249 grams) of chef salad with turkey, ham, and ranch dressing contains:

  • Calories: 371
  • Protein: 15 grams
  • Carbs: 8 grams
  • Fat: 31 grams

Greek salad

A traditional Greek salad consists of cucumbers, tomatoes, olives, bell peppers, red onions, and feta cheese.

Greek salad is relatively low in calories and carbs. It also contains a moderate amount of heart-healthy fats from ingredients like olives, feta cheese, and olive oil.

One serving (319 grams) of Greek salad contains:

  • Calories: 211
  • Protein: 6 grams
  • Carbs: 13 grams
  • Fat: 15 grams

Tuna salad

 Tuna salad is a cold salad centered around mayonnaise and tuna.

The tuna makes it high in protein, while the mayonnaise increases its calorie and fat contents.

One cup (238 grams) of tuna salad contains:

  • Calories: 466
  • Protein: 24 grams
  • Carbs: 7 grams
  • Fat: 38 grams
 

Bottom Line:


Salads are typically considered to be healthy, weight-loss-friendly options, their nutritional values and calorie contents vary significantly depending on the ingredients used.

If you’re aiming to lose weight, choose low-calorie toppings and dressings.

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/salad-calories-how-many
 
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