To include in your diet plenty of vegetables is the simplest thing you can do for weight loss. Vegetables are low in calories and contain a lot of fiber, which helps to preserve the sense of satiety.
But if you can’t live on cabbage and carrots, add to the salad some protein. Its net quantity should be 20-30 grams per serving.
Nutritionists recommend the use of three different source of protein – for example, tofu, beans and some nuts (almonds, cashews, walnuts) or seeds (pumpkin, sunflower). In addition to protein, it will help to get an extra dose of fiber and healthy fats. For example, half a Cup of chickpeas contains five grams of fiber and seven grams of protein, a tablespoon of sunflower seeds includes four grams of healthy fat and a half gram of protein.
Moreover, the addition of three different sources of protein to vegetables will increase the amount of vitamins and minerals in the salad that will make this dish even healthier.
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