Raw Salad Recipes

In order to keep my weight steady and my health at its optimum level, I try to limit my salt intake.  Salt causes the human body to retain water and feel puffy.  It can also put some people at risk for heart disease and circulatory problems.

Salt is not an all or nothing ingredient.  In fact, a healthy diet can have some sodium.  The 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans from the Mayo Clinic recommend limiting sodium to less than 2,300 mg a day — or 1,500 mg if you're over 50, have high blood pressure, diabetes or chronic kidney disease.

Sodium is found naturally in foods and the pure, unadulterated flavors of fresh fruits and veggies make adding salt unnecessary.

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RECIPE: Grapefruit and Avocado Salad

Posted on February 07 2012 | (1) Comments
Category: Soup and Salad Recipes Tags: raw salad recipes

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Grapefruits are in-season right now in the sunny Southeast and prices are excellent.  You can find ripe, juicy grapefruits in supermarkets all over the country or if you’re lucky enough to live in Texas, Florida, California, or Arizona, you can buy them fresh from the tree at your local farmer’s market...or pick one off the tree in your own backyard.  (I’m envious!)

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RECIPE: Thai Salad

Posted on February 08 2012 | (0) Comments
Category: Soup and Salad Recipes Tags: raw salad recipes

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RECIPE: Tricolor Salad

Posted on April 07 2012 | (3) Comments
Category: Soup and Salad Recipes Tags: raw salad recipes

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