Salad and Weight loss
IT CAN LEAD TO WEIGHT LOSS
THE POWER OF VEGETABLES
Vegetables are rich in fiber; they are loaded with antioxidants, vitamins and very many beneficial phytochemicals. Including plenty of vegetables in your diet will give you better overall health. The major health organizations and your mother have been telling you that for years. But did you know that adding extra vegetables to your meals could make weight loss easier? It is true. Fat is very caloric, so cutting back on fats saves calories, however adding a soup or a salad to your meals will actually reduce your caloric intake even further.
THE SALAD STORY
The salad story: In a recent study researchers at Penn State found that when individuals who ate 3 cups of a low calorie salad before lunch consumed a total of 12% calories less per meal than if the salad was omitted. According to this study big portions make you feel as if you have eaten a lot, even though the large meal was only a low calorie vegetable. The 3-cup salads used in this study included iceberg and romaine lettuce, carrots and tomatoes, celery and cucumbers, fat free dressing, and 1 oz. of light mozzarella cheese.
Article written by Olinka Podany and Michael Gonzalez-Wallace