Summertime is coming and our bodies are becoming more exposed to the public eyes. Therefore, you will need to consume dishes that can help you to slim down and as well as protect your stomach in those hot days. But, what is the right food choice for you, it needs to be healthy and as well as tasty. If you have believed that is not possible, you were so wrong. There are foods that can be healthy and at the same time delicious.
Bloating is a common issue for many people especially in the summer days, but it can occur as a result of digestive issues like indigestion, gastrointestinal infection, gas buildup, or chronic disease. Poor diet can also be a cause of bloating, but with the introduction of this salad you will prevent the occurrence of bloating, hydrate your body and offer that desired flat stomach.
The salad that we are about to present will provide your body with valuable nutrients and as well as with the needed freshness in those high temperatures.
Recipe of a Slimming Salad
- 1 avocado, ripe
- 1 cucumber
- 50 g of ricotta
- 1 and a half cup/225g of cherry tomatoes
- 2 tablespoons of red onion
- 2 tablespoons of parsley
- 1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Salt and pepper (at your own taste)
Chop the parsley and red onion, then dice the avocado and cut the cucumber in cubes. Next, cut the cherry tomatoes in halves. Place them in a salad bowl and mix the cut pieces. Prepare the seasoning by mixing olive oil with balsamic vinegar. In the end add the salt and pepper according to your taste.
Have in mind, aside introducing healthy and slimming meals; you need to follow a healthy and balanced diet along with a regular physical activity. Optimal hydration is the basics of good health; therefore make sure to drink enough water.
Health Benefits of the Used Ingredients
It is high in fiber and protein and a great source of healthy fats beneficial for the heart and brain. Its intake will keep a healthy weight and speedup the metabolism by supporting regular bowel movements.
It is mainly comprised of water, over 95%, which will hydrate your body while offering the feeling of satiety. It is low in calories and it will lower blood sugar by supporting a slower digestion of sugars thus leading to fewer cravings, often accountable for extra pounds.
It belongs to the family of Solanaceae that is high in vitamin C vital for a healthy diet, lycopene known for its antioxidant action and fibers that offer the feeling of satiety. It is high in water and lowers the caloric intake of the meals like for instance the salads.
This plant is a powerful antioxidant and diuretic and also a great source of iron and vitamins C and K. Its consumption will alleviate digestive issues like constipation and bloating.
The use of avocado is not advised in case of anticoagulant treatment.
Parsley should not be used by pregnant and breastfeeding women. This also applies in case of kidney disorders.
Tomato is high allergenic that causes burning and itching.
Prior use of any natural treatment you need first to consult a doctor.
Bear in mind that healthy diet does not equal food deprivation, hence eat well and keep your well-being.