A balanced lifestyle doesn’t have to be complicated and doesn’t require strict habits. Hence, it only takes a bit of dedication and consistency to cook delicious homemade meals with a healthy twist; California Garden is here to help you break the diets cycle, make healthy food swaps and enjoy guiltless cheat meals!
On a hot summer day, a fresh salad becomes a staple to enjoy a light and refreshing meal. This is why we gathered up 4 different reasons why you should add a salad to every meal to keep it healthy, nutritious and oh so delicious!
Salads are naturally rich in water and fibers, which aid the digestive process and help you get rid of those extra kilograms you’ve been struggling to lose. An average woman should consume between 25 and 30 grams of fibers a day while men should aim for 30-38 grams. That’s the amount in 12 cups of broccoli, 7 ½ cups of oatmeal or 3 cups of fava beans!
This said, adding fiber-rich ingredients to your salad such as vegetables, grains and legumes improves feelings of fullness and helps you lose weight faster. So the next time you prepare a salad, make sure you load it with leafy greens. For an extra kick of fibers and protein, add California Garden fava beans to your salad!
Salads contain a high level of water due to the vegetables, which make it an essential source of hydration since it improves blood circulation and cleans out impurities from the skin.
For a glowing skin paired with a fit and healthy body, add an extra kick of fibers by upgrading your refreshing summer salad with a can of California Garden red kidney beans which provides 40% of the daily fibers intake!
Worried about cholesterol and heart diseases? Why not pair your meals with salads and make sure they are loaded with fiber-rich ingredients? This way, you can protect your heart by controlling blood sugar and bad cholesterol.
To enjoy a healthy and heart-friendly diet, add California Garden fava beans to your wholesome salad since they are cholesterol free (and we mean 0% cholesterol)! It’s all you need for a balanced and healthy dinner!
Leafy vegetables such as spinach and lettuce contain vitamins such as A, C & E in addition to Beta-Carotene which helps your eyes adjust from bright to dark smoothly thus protecting them from the damage caused by harsh light.
In addition to that, legumes such as chickpeas and kidney beans are loaded with Zinc which assists in the production of melanin that protects the eyes. Zinc is present in concentrated levels in the eye and provides eyesight benefits such as lowering the risk of night blindness and age related macular degeneration. This said, make sure you load your salad with greens and add a touch of deliciousness with California Garden Chickpeas and California Garden red kidney beans!