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Boost your daily nutrition intake by preparing and enjoying a fresh salad packed with greens and protein.

Too many of us still look at salads and think they are a garnish to add a little colour to a meal. The Australian government’s guide to healthy eating and The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggest eating five to nine serves of vegies a day as an effective strategy in prevention and treatment of chronic disease. Evidence also suggests antioxidants are best acquired through whole-food consumption and not as a pill.

Leafy salad greens and vegetables are also known as functional alkaline foods; alkalizing diets improve bone density and serum growth hormone concentrations and help to prevent muscle wastage.

Salads also stimulate the favourable growth of probiotic bacteria in your gut, helping to boost the immune system and absorb nutrients from food.

To read the entire article & get salad making tips, visit: BrisbaneTimes.com | by: Teresa Cutter

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