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Sunday, March 11, 2012

Salad Is Very Healthy To Add to your Diets Plus A Fat Free Homemade Caesar Dressing?


Studies have been made and investigated to the link between the amount of salad and raw vegetables eaten by both men and women and the nutrients present in the blood stream after this. From the results of these studies there is great benefits to those who eat fresh raw vegetables on a regular basis have and higher level of vitamin C and E, folic acid and beta carotene in their bloodstream. Regular salad eaters are benefiting from the nutrients and can be healthier overall to your heart and body metabolism, these were found in those test results.  Vitamin C is found in a lot of salad and vegetable items such sprouts, peppers, broccoli, kiwi fruit and oranges, it is an antioxidant for humans and helps your body perform certain functions and maintains healthy cells by aiding in the absorption of iron in the body.
Vitamin E has a number of functions and one of these is to act as an antioxidant within the body. Vitamin E can be found in the wide range of foods and the richest source of this is in plant oils such as soya or olive oil. However, it is also very rich in nuts and seeds which are particularly good in salads, walnuts, almonds, soy nuts all a good choice.  Vitamin A when it enters the body and thus performs all the same functions such as maintaining the health of your skin, helps to protect you from infections and also assists sight in dim light. It is found mainly in yellow and green color vegetables.  For instance spinach, peppers and mango and some melons are high in this nutrient.

Keeping your salad healthy can be challenging and doesn't have to be. Beans are a great source of fiber and meat substitute. Try chickpeas, black beans,  or your favorite, preferably homemade not canned.  Fresh beans will have a whole lot less of salt and alot more valuable vitamins.
Mix your greens, half mixed organic with spinach is the way to go. Also don't think about adding cheese but if you have too, add reduced fat. Skip the breads and croutons and opt-in for pureed raspberries with oil and balsamic vinegar for your dressing.
Many times we think we are eating healthy and slathering on empty calorie benefits such as Caesar salad dressing that will make your salad soar in caloric empty value.

All raw vegetables are welcome, herbs and spices. Grill your meats or use water packed tuna for the top.

Think lean, smart and feel great with results. Lose the salt shaker, add pepper, oregano, red pepper flakes for flavor. Squeeze fresh lemon over the top with pure extra virgin olive oil. Your body will love the answer! 

For all the Caesar Dressing lovers out there!

FAT FREE CAESAR DRESSING:
1/2 cup fat-free mayonnaise
2 tablespoons grated any lowfat parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon finely minced garlic
1 tablespoon real fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 tablespoon good grade red wine vinegar
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1/8 teaspoon each black pepper, garlic powder, pinch or oregano, parsley, cayenne pepper

Put in a cruet and shake... this actually is a decent substitute.  If it gets too thick for you add more lemon juice or water.