How Leafy Vegetable Can Help Lose Weight

To lose weight, you need to be consuming foods that aren’t only low in calories, low in carbs, but rich in abundant nutrients and this is where you’ll find vegetable at play.

Vegetables are plant food rich in abundant nutrients such as vitamins and minerals, fiber, iron, copper, magnesium, iodine, folate, manganese, zinc, omega fatty acids, protein, phosphorus and etc.

Vegetables offer great nutrients such that, some essential nutrients cannot be found anywhere else even as supplements because it hasn’t be isolated through biochemical processes. For instance, phytonutrients such as beta-carotene, lutein, zeaxanthan and flavonoids such as anthocyanins and catechins are known to be only presence in plants.

Vegetables are of various kinds. There are starchy vegetables and non-starchy vegetables and the major difference between them is based on their carbs content, their glycemic index, and loads; that’s their ability not to increase blood sugar in the body which causes fat to start building up when in excess. In other words, your foods will digest slowly and give you better energy for the day.

An example of starchy vegetables are corns, potatoes, and peas while non-starchy vegetables are leafy green, spinach, cauliflower, cabbages, soybeans, broccoli, kale, and Brussels sprouts and it’s advisable you stick with non-starchy vegetables.

Preparing your salad out of these vegetables is one of the best way to use it rich nutrients and have better result for weight loss journey if you know the how and what to do, and you’re consistent because, eating them raw, is very good for your body especially, by learning how creatively play with varieties to bring about different colors and rich taste.

In addition, it well encourages you to prepare and eat them as vegetable soup or sauce. You can eat it with pudding food made from flour such as cabbage flour and unripe plantain flour, and remember quantity is important.

Salad recipe example

Green salad

 

Ingredients:

3 handfuls leafy greens such as lettuce. Kale or cabbage

1/4 cup of sliced cucumber

1 celery stalk chopped

1/2 cup of carrot (sliced)

1/2 cup of tomato (chopped)

1 radish sliced

1/4 avocado

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 tablespoon organic apple cider vinegar

Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

1) Mix and match your salad ingredients together.

2) Add the olive oil and organic apple cider vinegar.

3) Add salt and pepper to taste.

4) Is ready to eat.

Eating vegetables and fruits is not good for weight loss, but for maintaining a healthy weight. It prevents all manner of diseases. Click here for more fat loss tasty recipes.

 

 

 

Image credit: allrecipes

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