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Detox salads to get back in shape with taste

Detox salads

To recover a flat stomach there is nothing better than our detox salads, prepared with the right ingredients and delicious.

After the holidays or a few weekends of revelry with family or friends it's easy to feel a little weighed down . To remedy the problem, there are those who boycott sweets, others carbohydrates, those who practice a few days of fasting and those who still decide to fall back on salads. But be careful: salad does not mean a sad and empty dish and our detox salads are a clear example of this. Assuming that our body is able to eliminate toxins on its own, we can assist it by consuming detox ingredients and never forgetting the importance of drinking at least two liters of water a day .

Detox foods: the allies of the line

Some of these foods we have only learned about in recent years (such as avocado and goji berries), while others have been known for their purifying properties since before (such as fennel, apples and carrots). But the set of detox foods is much broader and includes different categories : not only fruit and vegetables, as is often thought, but also whole grains, seeds and berries. Let's discover them together.

Detox salads
Detox salads
  • Fennels : rich in water and fiber, fennel promotes a sense of satiety. They are also known for their purifying and diuretic properties.
  • Artichokes : perfect for eliminating liver toxins, they are rich in water and antioxidants. Artichokes can be consumed in many ways without losing their detox function.
  • Cabbages : whether it's broccoli, cauliflower or other foods belonging to the cruciferous category, thanks to the high content of mineral salts and water they help fight water retention. The supply of fibers, on the other hand, regulates intestinal transit. The important thing is not to overcook.
  • Asparagus : thanks to the presence of asparagine they are a powerful natural diuretic. There are also vitamins and mineral salts, essential for the health of the organism, and significantly present in asparagus .
  • Carrots : Sweet but with very few calories, carrots can be eaten as a snack between meals. Also friends of the liver, they help the process of eliminating toxins and promote a sense of satiety.
  • Apples : rich in water, satiating and useful for controlling cholesterol thanks to the presence of pectin, apples cannot be missing from a detox diet and are excellent to add to salads to give a pleasant crunchy note.
  • Pomegranate : a real concentrate of properties, the pomegranate has recently been the focus of many studies that aim to certify its antioxidant, moisturizing and antibacterial properties. Its grains, added to detox salads, give a pleasant flavor note.
  • Pineapple : known above all for its diuretic properties, pineapple is a concentrate of vitamin C and mineral salts. Excellent as a hunger breaker thanks to the high water and fiber content, if taken at the end of a meal it helps metabolize calories.
  • Lemon : useful for purifying the intestines, lemon juice is a real natural antibacterial and also helps to improve the health of nails and hair.
  • Avocado : we have only recently come to know and appreciate it thanks to its ability to keep cholesterol levels under control. Choose a ripe avocado and make it the protagonist of your recipes.
  • Whole grains : to detoxify the body it is advisable to follow a varied and balanced diet therefore a plate of cereals, preferably whole grains, accompanied by vegetables and legumes cannot be missing. Thanks to the presence of fibers, they help intestinal transit and promote a sense of satiety.
  • Flax seeds : in contact with water they tend to form a gelatinous substance which, if taken on an empty stomach, helps purify the intestines. They are also rich in phosphorus, omega 3 and magnesium. They cannot be missing to give a crunchy note to your salads.
  • Goji berries : even these berries have been talked about in profusion and not for nothing. In addition to promoting a sense of satiety (which never hurts when you're on a diet), they are useful for counteracting free radicals, reducing swelling and a sense of tiredness. Two tablespoons a day are enough to appreciate its benefits!
  • Ginger : rivers of words have been spent on the properties of ginger and rightly so! This root has purifying, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial functions. Then, as if that weren't enough, it helps speed up the metabolism by becoming a valid ally in weight loss.

Detox salad recipes

Now that we know which foods can help us in our attempt to purify the body, we can use them to create delicious recipes. We want to offer you some tasty but light combinations to bring an excellent detox salad to the table. Here are some ideas!

Celery salad with apples and goji berries

Salad with celery and apple
Salad with celery and apple

Prepared with healthy ingredients and with incredible detoxifying properties, celery salad with apples, goji berries and rocket is perfect as a single dish . We also used mayonnaise in the recipe to give the dish a little extra flavor, but if you want to keep the calorie intake low, we recommend omitting it. To prepare this dish, arrange the washed salad on the bottom of a bowl, distribute the diced apple, sliced ​​celery and rehydrated berries. Season with oil, salt and lemon juice and you're done.

Salad with avocado and olives

salad with avocado, tomato and olives
salad with avocado, tomato and olives

Fresh and perfect especially for the summer, avocado and olive salad is very simple to prepare. Spread the washed and dried lamb's lettuce on the bottom of a salad bowl, then add the cherry tomatoes, the pitted olives, the hand-crumbled feta cheese and the diced avocado. Season everything with an emulsion of oil, salt and lemon and the detox salad is ready to be served.

Red rice salad with steamed fish and peas

Wanting to prepare a detox salad based on whole grains , why not experiment with our red rice salad with steamed fish and peas ? The preparation is quite simple and you start by cooking the rice in water. About halfway through cooking, the steamer is placed on the same pot with the fish placed in the lower filling and the peas in the filling above. The cooking is finished and the ingredients are added, seasoning with oil, salt and pepper.

Salad with rocket, apples and walnuts

rocket and apple salad
rocket and apple salad

Arugula is best known for its diuretic properties so you can only imagine the detoxifying capacity of a salad with arugula, apple and walnuts . Distribute the rocket on a plate, add the apples cut into slices, the walnut kernels finally enriched with cottage cheese. In less than 10 minutes you will have a single tasty and satiating dish ready that you can season as you prefer.

Chickpea salad with tomatoes, carrots and baby spinach

Chickpeas Salad
Chickpeas Salad

To fill up on protein , there's nothing better than a legume salad like ours based on chickpeas, tomatoes, carrots and baby spinach . This dish does not hide difficulties, especially if you decide to use canned chickpeas: rinse them well then distribute them on the well-washed baby spinach. Complete with julienned carrots, diced tomatoes, sliced ​​purple cabbage and a dressing based on oil, mustard, vinegar and salt.

Our proposals end here but keep in mind that the recipes can be modified according to your tastes or what you have at home. In order not to cancel the detox effect of the vegetables, don't go overboard with the condiments and avoid the more caloric ones such as mayonnaise: a spoonful of plain yogurt with lemon juice and a drizzle of oil is better!

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