Healthy Salads and Salad Recipe

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Beetroot – The Benefits

The beetroot often described as sweet, tender to eat vegetable. Beetroot is related to turnips, swedes and sugar beet. Beetroot is a dark red almost maroon to purple colour vegetable. Apart from soluble fibre, this amazing vegetable contains, contains magnesium, potassium, iron, vitamins A, B6 and C, protein, folic acid, carbohydrates, and antioxidants. It has been known to improved the and lower blood pressure. Beetroot for the brain and dementia, apparently drinking beetroot juice helps increases the blood flow to the brain in older people.

Health Benefits Of Red Onions

Red OnionsDid you know that using the red variety of onion in your salads has benefits for you? Well they do, Chromium is an essential micro-nutrient and red onions provide just that. Red onions help your body process sugar upon digestion. They are also high in vitamin C and an excellent antioxidant. Onions are high in sulfides, this helps reduce blood pressure levels and at the same time helps maintain the blood clotting time. The best news ever is that it boosts your immune system.

Fresh Spinach Dip

Fresh Spinach DipThis is such a lovely did and so easy to make. I did add 2 cloves of crushed garlic and a pinch of chili flakes. Once you have blended until smooth, fold in spinach and then onions, garlic and chili flakes, then refrigerate. Try this amazing recipe on toast. This is a whole lot more than a dip. Enjoy!

Fruit and Vegetable Salad

Fruit and Vegetable SaladThis salad is the best kind of snack that you can eat or give to children. The sweet flavors prepared using fresh fruits and vegetables. Totally  nutritious but also easy to prepare, I found that adding some feta and using cherry tomatoes makes it a lovely picnic salad served with fresh bread.

Edible Sweet Potato Leaves!

Sweet Potato Leaves are healthy!

Yes – you can eat sweet potato leaves.  Eating sweet potato leave may be foreign to many of us, but to the Asians, is an edibles green just like any other, on fact most people in Asia countries eat it. We in the western countries plant sweet potatoes mainly for the tubers. Sweet potato leave are also medicinal for treating high blood pressure. The good thing is that you can pick and eat the leaves anytime you want. The younger the leaves are, the trendier.

Sweet Potato Leaves