Chances are you’re not getting enough essential nutrients for optimal health. Less than half of American men are. It’s even worse for the ladies. Only 20% are getting the nutrition they need.
Research out of UCLA School of Public Health/LSU Health Sciences Center shows that eating just one salad a day can have a significant positive impact on your health.
When someone mentions salad, images of lettuce and boring diets immediately pop into the mind’s eye. But the salad has come a long way.
Believe it or not, the salad has a long history dating back thousands of years. It predates the Romans. It even predates the invention of the fork.
The salad’s humble beginnings were just bits of leafy herbs dressed with salty oils. All that remains of those times is the name.
Salad comes for the Latin phrase herba salta, meaning salted herbs. But nowadays the salad is anything but. It has grown into something much more and is celebrated. Here in the US May is National Salad Month. The perfect time to try out some new recipes.
With summer around the corner May is the perfect time to get ready for swimsuit season. Salads are a healthy way to cut calories, and get more fiber in your diet. Two effective methods for banishing the ugly belly fat.
With endless possibilities it’s impossible to not find a combination too your liking.
How to make the perfect salad.
Start with a good base of leafy greens.
Ditch the iceberg lettuce. It’s not bad but there are better choices. Spinach makes a great base. It’s high in protein and low in calories. It not for everyone. So if spinach isn’t your thing go with…
Throw in your favorite veggies:
[+] Bell Peppers
[+] Red onions
[+] Shredded carrots
Experiment with other veggies like…
Dice and slice. Mix them together and enjoy.
If you’re making your salad the main dish it’s important to add a source of lean protein. Chicken, beef, and baked fish are perfect.
You’re not limited to seafood or meat. Beans are also a great option.
To top top it off add a touch of cheese, a few nuts, or seeds. Toasted nuts add a nice crunch. Spiced pecans are delicious. These items add balance. Not only in nutrition, but texture and taste. No one wants to eat rabbit food.
Add A Touch Of Sweetness
To add some sweetness, include fruit. Blueberries, strawberries, mandarin oranges, raspberries, or diced apples all make good additions.
If you pack your lunch, separate the greens and diced veggies. Have each in a separate container. This will help keep everything crisp. Nothing worse than a soggy salad.
In honor of national nutrition month, and to lose the stubborn belly fat along with those pesky love handles subtitle one meal a day with a salad. Add in the routines from The Athlete’s Physique™ to get in your best shape ever. By months end, when it’s time to take your shirt off, you’ll see a drastic difference and so will everyone else.
Remember, summer is around the corner. May and national salad month is a good time to get ready. Wait until the warm months are here and it’ll be too late.
If you haven’t picked up your copy of The Athlete’s Physique™, you can grab it form the link below…
P.S. Ever wonder who proclaimed May National Salad Month?
The Association for Dressings and Sauces. More salad is good. But more dressings isn’t.
By an astonishing coincidence, the second full week of May is National Herb Week
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The Big Salad… The back story.
Salad Recipe Ideas
On a bed of Kale add diced avocado, finely chopped green onion, whole blueberries and raspberries. Drizzle the entire thing with a couple tablespoons of lime juice.