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June 9, 2017 by
Jay
Salads full of lush greens are delicious, but are you really getting as much out of them as you could?

When you’re eating something healthy, you definitely want to ensure that you’re getting the most nutrients you can in order to fuel your body to make it through your days, load up on energy, and ensure your gym visits are as productive as possible.

To do so, include the below listed superfoods in your salads to feel energized, healthy, and all-around great!

Superfoods You Need to Add to Your Salads

Chia seeds

These are a superfood that seem to be exploding in popularity, especially as of late. These seeds may be little, but they pack some SERIOUS punch when it comes to health.

Just one ounce of the tiny seeds contains an impressive 11 grams of dietary fiber, and several tablespoons of them are the key to keeping you full and your blood sugar stable, making them a great diet-friendly food.

These can be put in smoothies or pudding, and a great way to add them to salads is to use them in homemade dressings.


Spinach

This is a food that’s already popular in salads, but did you know of all its benefits?

It’s a great source of vitamins, minerals, calcium, fiber, and protein. Plus, it’s extremely low in calories. Your body will be happy to have this superfood, and you can never have too much of it.

Besides adding it to salads, it could be added to smoothies, sauces, omelettes and egg dishes, or even soups. Cooked or raw, it’s great for you – so feel free to gobble it up with every meal!

Apple cider vinegar

We recently posted about the benefits of this vinegar, but are you adding it to your salad yet?

This definitely falls in the category of superfoods, as it helps with digestion, alkalizes your body to help you absorb nutrients, and has anti-inflammatory properties. This is perfect to add to a homemade salad dressing and it adds tons of taste, too!

Roasted tomatoes

Although they are a bit acidic, tomatoes are a great superfood – so ensure you don’t skimp out on them. They are really high in lycopene, which can help towards staving off certain cancers – namely breast and prostate.

To add some extra flavor, roast them in olive oil with some pepper sprinkled on top before tossing them into your salad. You will feel more fancy instantly!

Avocado

Known to be a healthy fat, these green monsters are a great source of fiber, monounsaturated fat, vitamin E, and many other nutrients. The creamy consistency of avocadoes makes them a satisfying and great addition to any salad, and eating them will help to keep you fuller, too!


Salads are a great staple in any healthy diet, and adding even just a few of these “superfoods” make them even more beneficial. So add these items to your grocery list and indulge – you’ll be amazed how much yummier your salads will be, too!

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