Focus On Nutrition During National Salad Month

by Saladseekers

Most people know salads are an important factor in the quest for optimal health but did you know that May was National Salad Month? Launched in 1992, National Salad Month is used to shine a spotlight on the health benefits of eating different kinds of leafy greens and colorful vegetables.

Scientific evidence of salads’ health benefits can be found in a study conducted by University of California, Los Angeles and Louisiana State University that was published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association. This study found that those who eat salads, raw vegetables and salad dressing have considerably higher levels of vitamins C, E, B6 and folic acid, all key nutrients in promoting a healthy immune system.

In addition, salad dressings are a satisfying accompaniment to the healthy vegetables and fruits consumed in salads, and many salad dressings provide an essential fatty acid, alpha-linolenic acid, which helps protect women against fatal heart attacks, as well as the ever-important vitamin E, which offers numerous health benefits to salad worshippers.

For more on Salad’s nutritional benefits, please visit www.saladaday.org. You can also view a video about National Salad Month

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