10 Healthy Reasons to Munch on Raw Salads

By:Himanshu Sharma, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Oct 30, 2014

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Munching on raw vegetables makes you feel better, look fit and become healthier. Take a look at how eating raw salads can pay off with plenty of health benefits.
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    The Goodness of Raw Salads

    It is a known fact that eating salad is one of the most delicious ways to stay healthy. Munching on raw vegetables make you feel better, look fit and become healthier. Moreover, you can add them to an array of recipes/dishes as you like and make exciting preparations. Here we put forth the reasons to include raw salads in your diet so it can pay off with plenty of health benefits. (Image source:Gettyimages.in)

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    Keeps Hunger Pangs Away

    Salads can be made in several textures, shapes and colours which make them visually tempting and satisfying. Refreshing salads can be used to satisfy craving and prevent hunger pangs. If you have a sweet-tooth that craves sugary treat, you can add fruit or a fruity dressing to the salad. (Image source:Gettyimages.in)

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    Aids Weight Loss

    Raw salads are low in calories; adding them in your diet can help you in losing weight and help you to detoxify the body. However, one should not go on a raw food diet just to lose weight as the calorie requirements cannot be met through fruits and vegetables alone. (Image source:Gettyimages.in)

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    Cools Body Down

    Salads have a cooling and hydrating effect on the body. Owing to high water content, raw salad helps cool down the body besides keeping it hydrated. Snack on fresh fruits and veggies such as watermelon, cucumbers and other greens, especially in the summer months to stay hydrated. (Image source:Gettyimages.in)

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    Good for Gut

    Our body cannot digest raw salads easily but it is still great for the gut. Salads are loaded with fibre, which prevents constipation and promotes good gut microbes. (Image source:Gettyimages.in)

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    Excellent Source of Antioxidants

    Raw spinach, green leaf lettuce, carrot, sweet red peppers, tomatoes and broccoli can provide you with many antioxidants. Many other fruits and greens for salads contain plenty of vitamin C and vitamin A in the form of antioxidant carotenoids. (Image source:Gettyimages.in)

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    Loaded with Proteins

    As our body doesn’t store protein, getting a regular supply of protein is essential. Greens when combined with low-fat cheese and lean meat such as chicken or turkey are enough to give you a daily dose of proteins. (Image source:Gettyimages.in)

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    Ward off Diseases

    Green leafy vegetables and fruits shield one from various diseases such as cancer and heart disease. Many studies suggest that consuming a plenty of raw vegetables and good fat ups the health factor significantly. (Image source:Gettyimages.in)

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    No Loss of Nutrients

    Cooking methods can take nutrients away from veggies and fruits, but eating greens in raw form means no loss of vitamins and minerals. This is one of the best ways to make sure every bite is adding a lot of nutrients to your system. (Image source:Gettyimages.in)

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    Rejuvenates Skin

    Eating raw salads naturally hydrates your body. When your body is dehydrated, so is your skin. This is how salads prevent roughness, sagging, flaking, and fine lines or even cracking. Moreover, nutrients in salad help synthesize collagen to provide sun-protective effects. (Image source:Gettyimages.in)

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    Sharpens Eyesight

    Some salad combinations have been known to improve eyesight. One such combination is – spinach, romaine and red leaf lettuce. The combination provides carotenoids, vitamin A, lutein and zeaxanthin that prevent damage from free radicals and help us see well. (Image source:Gettyimages.in)

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