The Science Behind The Salad

The science behind the salad – Tuna ‘n’ Noodle Salad

Oily fish is a great source of omega-3 essential fatty acids that are great for your brain. It’s also a great source of protein! In fact, its so full of protein that many bodybuilders include tins of tuna in their daily diets (if you’re in to that kind of thing).

Also the complex carbs in the noodles are a great source of brain energy as well.  To top it off, whole grains have been shown to reduce the risk of heart diseases by decreasing cholesterol levels, blood pressure, and blood coagulation! Not too bad!

Use whatever salad leaves you want – I’m using watercress and baby spinach cause that’s what I like! Spinach is a powerhouse of health among leafy green vegetables. It is loaded with a whole host of vitamins, including Vitamin B, folate, iron. Being rich in fiber, it has long been considered one of the healthiest foods in the world

Same goes for the veg you want to throw in, I just had some peppers and tomatoes left over in the fridge but  – Radish, cucumber, carrot, pretty much any other vegetable Would work just as well in this. We all know how important your “5 a day” is and, although you’re probably sick of hearing about it, this salad is a perfect chance to get all 5 fast!

To add that little extra sprinkle of health you’ve got the Lemon. Lemons a great source of vitamin c and the acid in it also helps break down fats!

If you feel that way inclined you could always add Pine nuts. Pine nuts are a miniature marvel, brimming with health benefits! For one, if your looking to lose weight, Pine nuts are nature’s only source of pinoleic acid, which stimulates hormones and helps diminish your appetite. Amongst many other things, they contain magnesium; great for alleviating muscle cramps and are full of iron, a key energy giver!

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