- Category: Health and Wellness
- Thursday, 23 April 2015 21:01
Most salad dressings on the market have a high fat content and are high in calories so making your own tasty and healthy salad sauce is a great alternative. Here, I am going to share with you some ideas on how to dress up your salad with cottage cheese and flaxseed oil.
Flaxseed oil or flaxseed powder products are becoming a common sight in stores. Flaxseed is a rich source of nutrients, containing protein and Alpha Linolenic Acid (ALA), and has been shown to help lower bad cholesterol levels. Moreover, the body can convert ALA into omega-3 fatty acids such as EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). Flaxseed oil can be used as salad dressing while flaxseed powder can be added to oatmeal or dough to make flaxseed bread. Cottage cheese is a fermented dairy product. Although it has a fairly short shelf life, it is mild in flavour and low in fat, making it a great ingredient for cakes or salad. Cottage cheese also contains a lot of probiotics (beneficial bacteria) that can help the body absorb nutrients and relieve constipation, as well as lower the risk of intestinal cancer. According to some recent scientific studies, daily consumption of flaxseed products with cottage cheese can strengthen the body’s immune system, speed up the healing process, and prevent cancer and other chronic diseases.
You can also toss some chopped kale into the salad. Kale is one of the healthiest vegetables in the world. It contains a lot of vitamins and minerals, especially vitamin C, which is an antioxidant that plays a key role in preventing chronic diseases such as cancer and heart disease. Moreover, kale is a rich source of vitamin K, an important nutrient that helps blood coagulation and regulates the body’s inflammatory process. The best way to enjoy kale is to eat it raw as raw kale contains more antioxidants, which can help prevent cancer.
It is very simple to make a delicious and healthy salad. Try making one in your leisure time. Enjoy!
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