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Red beets are right at the top my list of foods that everyone should aim to eat at least a few times a week. Per ounce, few other foods are as dense in nutrients that prevent cardiovascular disease, all types of cancer, and neurological damage associated with high homocysteine levels.
Red beets are especially rich in folate, which is why they are useful for lowering blood homocysteine and reducing risk of birth defects.
If you have a problem with constipation, red beets and their green tops are likely to provide significant relief. Both are rich in fiber that can help keep waste materials moving through your gastrointestinal tract at a healthy pace. Read more about How to Make a Roasted Red Beet Salad
Here is nutrient-rich salad that is lovely during cold winter months. The quantities listed below make 2 large or 4 small salads.
Half a pound (8 ounces) of fresh spinach, washed and ready to eat
3 medium or 4 small red beets, peeled
1 cup whole pecans
1 small red onion, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons of raw honey or real maple syrup Read more about Warm Roasted Red Beet Salad Recipe
With pomegranates in season for most of us, now's the time to infuse our cells with their many health-enhancing nutrients.
Pomegranates are one of nature's best sources of polyphenols and isoflavones, groups of antioxidants that are thought to help suppress and even kill off cancer cells. Read more about A Lovely Pomegranate and Almond Salad
Chickpeas are one of the least expensive, nutrient-rich foods that you can devour. They're naturally abundant in a number of health-enhancing micro and macronutrients, most notably folate, manganese, tryptophan, copper, iron, and of course, healthy protein.
Due to their high folate and tryptophan content, chickpeas are an excellent food choice for women of child-bearing age and people who have trouble sleeping well. - Ben Kim Read more about Easy Peasy Mouthwatering Chickpea Salad
This healthy fall salad recipe calls for a classic combination of sweet and sour - the sweet supplied by ripe pears, and the sour by pickles and vinaigrette. Jicama strips add a refreshing and delightful crunch to the mix. Read more about Healthy Autumn Salad Recipe
Tomatoes, tomatoes, and more tomatoes. This delicious salad recipe brings together three varieties of one of summer's healthiest fruits to make for a light but satisfying meal.
Tomatoes are rich in naturally occurring vitamin C, beta-carotene, and vitamin K. They're also abundant in lycopene, a powerful antioxidant that numerous studies indicate has the ability to reduce your risk of developing different varieties of cancer. Read more about Three-Tomato Salad Recipe
On days when I feel like having an all-raw and relatively light meal, I turn to some type of salad with a handful of raw nuts. The other dya, I found a recipe for baby spinach salad with pecans and Bosc pear in a wonderful raw foods cookbook called Living Cuisine. I tweaked the recipe a bit, taking into account the ingredients that we had on hand in our kitchen, and proceeded to have a truly memorable salad meal.
If you enjoy healthy salads that provide a number of contrasting textures and flavors, I encourage you to give the following recipe a try. Did I mention that it's really good for your health? It's rich in calcium, iron, folate, healthy fatty acids, healthy protein, and complex carbohydrates, including fiber. - Ben Kim Read more about Easy Healthy Summer Salad Recipe Pictorial
This salad brings together a rich blend of antioxidants, easy-to-digest protein, and cucumbers that make it cool and refreshing for after a workout or on a hot day.
Be sure to dry the berries before combining them with the dressing ingredients. Read more about Berry and Cottage Cheese Salad Recipe
I'm constantly on the lookout for recipes that call for raw red beets, as these root vegetables contain a variety of nutrients that can help prevent heart disease and certain types of cancer, especially colon cancer. Red beets are also rich in B vitamins, including folate, which makes them useful for preventing birth defects. Read more about Jamie Oliver's Red Beet Salad Recipe