With dips, the salads taste delicious. Salad is low in calories. And you can prepare it in thousands of variations. The days when the salad was considered rabbit food are slowly but surely over.
The long-held assumption that nutrients from salad cannot be used so well has not been confirmed either. On the contrary: Studies show that lettuce and vegetable salads are extremely suitable for raising the level of vital substances in human blood.
Salad and raw vegetables ensure the vitamin supply
Every serving of salad consumed increases the likelihood of meeting the recommended daily vitamin C requirement by 165 percent for women and 119 percent for men.
What seems to be less known is that vitamin C has many other abilities and functions in the organism. For example, it is necessary to be able to absorb iron. Without vitamin C one can therefore suffer from an iron deficiency very well, even if one would consume large amounts of iron.
Salad is also an excellent source of vitamin E. Did you know that vitamin E and vitamin C work closely together? Both vitamins also function as antioxidants and therefore protect our organism from attacks by free radicals.
Salads are also an excellent source of folic acid. Folic acid is one of the B vitamins, works with blood formation, and together with other vitamins, it can prevent atherosclerosis.
Consuming salads and raw vegetables is therefore an effective strategy to increase the intake of important nutrients, unfortunately, however, the daily salad is not a matter of course for many people.
Dips And Salads That Make You Enjoy Raw Food More
Scarecrow Veggie Ranch Dip
This one gets major points for presentation, but it’s not all form over substance. Beneath the impressive veggie display is a bowlful of creamy vegan ranch that tastes so divine, it’s likely to become a staple in your fridge. Perfectly seasoned with garlic, onion, lemon and herbs, this nutritious dip is a definite winner. (Psst: This one is also a surefire way to get picky kids to eat their vegetables.) Get the recipe
Creamy Avocado Dip
Update your go-to guac recipe with a silky smooth version that boasts an extra bite from spicy jalapeño peppers and a generous amount of lime juice. (Note: The lime will also keep this dip from turning an unappetizing shade of brown, so feel free to store leftovers in the fridge for future grazing.) Get the recipe
Collard Green Spring Rolls + Sunflower Butter Dipping Sauce
This homemade salad recipe contains seasonal produce that’s just waiting to be grabbed from the farmer’s market, including beets, squash, and tomatoes. And you can’t forget about the delicious lime vinaigrette.
The dressing in this wholesome anti-inflammatory salad—which was created by the former White House chef to the Obamas!—only requires six ingredients: olive oil, lemon juice, turmeric, mustard, ginger, and garlic. More salad recipes
This pretty dish looks like it’s come straight from a fancy restaurant. It’s lovely as a starter or as a side dish. Orange and red cabbage are both bursting with vitamin C, so this is a great one for an immune system boost. Get the recipe:Red cabbage, orange and walnut salad
Moroccan style slaw
Perfect for those who don’t enjoy heavily dresses coleslaw. This Moroccan style slaw is more similar to a salad. It’s packed with delicious nutritious raw veggies. Get the recipe:Moroccan style slaw