1. Cook Healthy, Eat Clean: Simple Healthy Salads You Can Whip Up in No Time!

    Cook Healthy, Eat Clean: Simple Healthy Salads You Can Whip Up in No Time!
    While the concept of eating clean might be appealing, the hassle of creating a healthy meal from scratch might turn some away. When it comes to creating a clean and green meal, salads are your best friend. Easy, quick and chock full of goodness, a good hearty salad is a fuss-free way of getting your daily nutrients while keeping you satiated. To get you started, here are a few refreshing salad recipes that you can toss-up in a jiffy, and give you the wholesome meal you’ve been dreaming of.

    3-Ingredient Mediterranean Salad (By The Mediterranean Dish)

    Refreshing, clean and delicious, this recipe only requires 3 ingredients, giving you a quick fresh salad with parsley and light lemon dressing. Straight out of the Eastern Mediterranean kitchen, this traditional dish is called the Salata, and is where salads like fattoush and tabouli derive inspiration from.
    • 6 Roma tomatoes, diced (about 3 cups diced tomatoes)
    • 1 Large English cucumber (or hot-house cucumber), diced
    • 1/2 to 3/4 packed cup/ 15 to 20 g chopped fresh parsley leaves
    • Salt, to taste
    • 1/2 tsp black pepper
    • 1 tsp ground Sumac
    • 2 t
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  2. Weaving More Fibre into your Diet

    Weaving More Fibre into your Diet
    Do you need more fibre in your diet? If the statistics are anything to go by, then you probably do. Nutritionists can’t seem to shut up about the importance of fibre, yet most of us don’t get enough. But what is fibre, anyway? What makes it so important, and how do you get more into your diet? Fibre is a structural component of plants and is found in vegetables, whole grains and other plant-based food. Although we don’t digest fibre, it is still very important for digestion and overall gut health. It keeps waste (poop) flowing and makes you feel full. The latter is particularly crucial; lack of fibre has been linked to weight gain, diabetes and heart disease. To get enough fibre, the United States Food and Drug Administration recommends 1.5 to 2 cups of fruit each day and 2-3 cups of veggies. But again, research suggests that most of us fall well short of that target. So how do you close the fibre gap in your diet?

    Cut out juice and drink smoothies instead

    Fibre is at the centre of a steadily growing juice backlash. Detractors claim that while juice has the vitamins of fruit, it contains none of the fibre, leaving you with mostly sugar. The lack of fibre (plus not having to chew) means you have to drink more to feel satisfied. So if a glass of OJ is a staple of your morning routine, try replacing it with whole fruit instead. And if you have to drink something sweet, blend whole fruit into a delicious smoothie.

    Pack a veggie snack

    If you are the sort of person that likes to sip/chew somet
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