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Salads For Weight Loss: Best 5 Picks

By Anvi Mehta

Weight has become a major issue of concern for almost all crowds. The increase in the "Six Pack" trend has increased the number of health conscious people in the country. People have used many ways to reduce weight.

Some of the most popular workouts include Yoga, Zumba, Gym and Aerobics. These workouts are collaborated with a diet which is different for everybody according to their need and requirement. There is just one thing in common in all diets, that is, the salads. Every diet has salad as a major part which also helps in weight loss.

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Salads consist of raw or boiled vegetables and fruits. They are rich in nutrients and minerals. Salads are of various types and made of different dressings depending upon the flavours required. Almost every salad can reduce weight and have many health benefits.

Salads also helps in lowering cholesterol, provides energy and reduce excess fat content. A few salads that contain low cholesterol and low fats are good for diet and weight loss.

Some basic vegetable and fruit salads that can be used for weight loss are given below:


Low Cholesterol Beet Salad

This is a very basic salad that includes beets and Dill. This salad is good for the heart, is rich in vitamins and improves the blood hemoglobin along with reducing those extra grams. To prepare this salad boil the beet and add dill and coriander seeds to it. Add salt and pepper for taste.


Cabby Diet Salad

Cabbage is considered the best vegetable for a salad, especially when you have to reduce your weight with it. This cabbage salad has pineapple in it and is very good for diabetic patients. To prepare this salad mix a bowl of shredded cabbage with half bowl of pineapple, lettuce, carrot and some coriander seeds. Add black salt for taste.


Cucumber Salad

Cucumber is one vegetable with high water content and low in carbohydrates. It is also very rich in fibre content. Therefore, cucumber salad is very good for weight loss purposes. To prepare this salad take a bowl of chopped cucumber, tomatoes and spring onions. Dress this salad with green chilies, soy sauce and lemon juice.


Post Pregnancy Weight Loss Salad

This salad is very beneficial for weight loss after pregnancy. It is made by using Dalia, cucumber, spring onions, tomatoes and carrots. To prepare this boil 100 grams of wheat Dalia in a bowl. Drain the water and add the vegetable dressing to it. The vegetable dressing should consist of a bowl of chopped cucumber, tomatoes, carrots and onions. Add chopped mint leaves and salt for taste.


All In One Salad

This salad consists of every vegetable known. It is super rich in proteins, vitamins, minerals and energy. To prepare this salad chop a bowl full of cucumber, lettuce, cabbage, carrots, broccoli and onions.

Wash all the vegetables in cold water and refrigerate them for some time to make them crisp. Add a little salt, a pinch of lemon and black salt for taste. You can also use any salad dressing for this type of a salad. The best suited dressing would be cream celery dressing. Do not use cheese or any other fatty food in the salad. It will not be useful for weight loss.


Lose Weight Fast

These were a few basic and easy salads for weight loss. You can make your own salads as well with using some imagination. Regular intake of salads would surely help you cut down your weight.

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Story first published: Friday, December 13, 2013, 20:00 [IST]