Salads contain a lot of water and little salt, it is immediately related to strict diets or to treat health problems, however, we should all get used to including more salads in our daily nutrition.

There are a variety of dishes and combinations to create healthy salads that provide vitamins to the body , including live foods, vegetarian recipes and delicious vegetables that make you feel all their freshness.

The vitamins provided by vegetables, greens and fruits in salads, moments after being prepared, are essential to make the difference between a rich dish and a rich one and also very healthy for our body.

Whether they are salads with lettuce, cabbage, root vegetables or onions: vegetables are considered a healthy source of many nutrients.

Foods that contain essential vitamins

Beets or beets are high in vitamin A. They contain up to 1637 μg of vitamin A per 100 g.

Vitamin A is important for eye function and cell growth. It also strengthens the skin and mucous membranes. The symptoms of vitamin A deficiency may include decreased night vision and interrupting sperm production.

Carrots contain some B vitamins, especially vitamins B6, B1 and B2. It also contains vitamin C, which is important for our defenses, and to be able to reduce free radicals with the diet, vitamin E, which are usually more concentrated in orange vegetables. Also, carrots are rich in various minerals and trace elements.

The tasty thyme contains some healthy ingredients like vitamin C and tannins, which protect the mucous membranes or help the body fight harmful bacteria. And because of its essential oils, this herb even helps against respiratory diseases. For these reasons, it is recommended for multivitamin salads.

An ideal multivitamin salad

The following recipe includes vegetables and fruits rich in vitamin A, C, K, B-6. Enjoy your multivitamin salad!

Ingredients

  • 3 betabeles
  • 4 carrots
  • 1/4 of cup of orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon thyme leaves
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

Preparation

  1. Cut the beets and carrots, previously peeled, into small pieces.
  2. Cook the vegetables separately in plenty of boiling salted water. When they’re still firm, cool them in ice water.
  3. Combine the orange juice with the thyme and olive oil, then season with salt and pepper.
  4. Marinate the balls in the dressing until ready to use.

That’s it, you already have your multivitamin salad recipe that is very easy to prepare  but has great contributions to the body.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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