Balsamic Beet & Orange Salad
Eating healthy contributes to more than just your body weight. Clean eating and fueling your body with nutritious, natural foods help improve mood, combat disease, enhance energy levels, increase the chance of a longer life, and more! Did you know that healthy eating can also benefit your gums and teeth, hair and nails, sleeping patterns, and concentration levels? Look, think, and feel great just by choosing to eat simple, delicious, and diverse recipes with ingredients that help inspire and motivate you to continue your journey of healthy living!
This vegan optional, mixed green salad topped off with our no-sugar added Organic Balsamic Vinaigrette is perfect all year long! Mix and match ripe fruits and seasonal nuts to find the perfect combination for your taste buds. For more details about the benefits of eating right and the directions to this heavenly recipe, keep reading!
Benefits of Clean Eating
Taking care of your body also impacts your mind. By maintaining a healthy diet and engaging in the right amount of exercise, you will help produce and stimulate the endorphins in your brain that make you feel happy and relaxed. By pairing good eating habits with regular exercise, you'll feel good about your physique which will boost your self-esteem and confidence!
Lowers the Risk of Disease
Clean eating helps maintain healthy blood pressure and cholesterol levels while preventing possible strokes, heart disease, depression, cancer, arthritis, diabetes, and more. Combining healthy eating habits with exercise will alleviate your stress levels and improve cognitive functions.
Results in Living Longer
Boost the chances of living a longer life by practicing healthy eating and exercise habits. By indulging in fresh, healthy meals and walking just 30 minutes a day, you'll increase your chances of living longer! Start off slowly by making and testing out recipes to figure out what you like and follow your eating habits with small exercise increments that build up into longer periods to help get your blood flowing.
A balanced diet gives your body the fuel it needs to maintain energy levels. By adding whole grains, lean meats, fruits, veggies, and low-fat dairy to your diet, you won't experience feeling "too full" and sluggish after eating unhealthy foods. When adding in an exercise element, your body will then deliver oxygen and nutrients to your tissues which work through your cardiovascular system and result in good energy levels throughout the day (and better sleep at night)!
Healthier Gums & Teeth
Digestion starts inside the mouth, so there are no questions as to why healthy gums and teeth are the results of a balanced diet. By avoiding sugary foods and beverages, you're cutting the risk of cavities, bad breath, and gingivitis. For those of us that enjoy sweet treats, try alternatives by browsing the internet guilt-free dessert recipes.
Stronger Hair & Nails
Vitamins, minerals, 3-fatty acids, and antioxidants will help strengthen your hair and nails. Because your nails and hair are made from protein, foods such as beans, nuts, fish, eggs, and poultry will help maintain their strength. Biotin and vitamin C and E are found in a full range of fruits and vegetables that will help your hair grow while making your nails stronger.
Balsamic Beet & Orange Salad
(submitted by @rachels.healthy.home ww)
- Mixed greens
- Chicken (optional)
- Mandarin oranges
- Roasted or steamed beets
- Pickled onions
- Goat cheese
- Simple Girl Organic Balsamic Vinaigrette
- Toss all ingredients together.
- Serve & enjoy!