I’m a big supporter of incorporating green salads into the 80 Twenty Rule, especially because leafy greens can improve long-term health and reduce the risk of chronic disease. If you’re stuck in the same old salad routine, why not try something new? There are 3 interesting ingredients to spice up your next salad!
Pomegranate seeds, or arils, are great for heart health because they are high in antioxidants. Add whole seeds for juiciness and crunch, or add tartness by blending them into your next salad dressing.
Persimmons are a sweet fruit that are full of fibre! They are great for curbing your sweet tooth without adding on lots of calories. Try them sliced or in cubes!
3. Alfalfa Sprouts
These mini seedlings are a good source of fibre, protein and B vitamins. Try them on top of salads, soups or sandwiches!
Wishing you all the best!
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Viuda-Martos, M., Fernandez-Lopez, J., Perez-Alvarez, J. A. (2010). Pomegranate and its many functional components as related to human health: A review. Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety, 9(6), 635.