1 Iceberg Lettuce washed and shredded
1 Tomato cut into eighths
Slices of cucumber
1 Sliced Celery stick
1 Carrot grated
1 wedge of Blue cheese
Use a large bread knife or cleaver to shear slices off the Iceberg Lettuce creating a shredded effect. Arrange in a bowl. Place the sliced cucumber around the bowl. Arrange the tomato, radishes and sliced celery over the lettuce with the carrot sprinkled on top.
Grate the blue cheese over the salad and enjoy an amazing meal or side dish.
If this salad is for a BBQ: peel cucumber and score along the sides with a fork before slicing to create a scalloped edge. The arrange around salad bowl for a striking and decorative effect.
DON’T FORGET THE RADISHES:
Radishes are high in folic acid, something pregnant women need especially, but so do the rest of us. They are also high in vitamin C, potassium, phosphorous, sulfer, and magnesium. Also in radishes are anthocyanins. This combination of nutrients constitutes a very powerful anti-cancer cocktail. Radishes and their juice and greens have been very helpful in fighting oral, liver, colon, kidney, stomach and intestinal cancers.
AND LOVELY CARROTS
The most talked-about nutritional component in carrots is beta-carotene, which, according to WHFoods, was actually named after carrots. Beta-carotene is just one of several phytonutrients in carrots, including lutein and alpha-carotene, and it’s in these phytonutrients that we find heart-protecting properties.
Several epidemiological studies have linked beta-carotene levels with reduced heart attack and heart disease risk. It’s believed the beta-carotene works to stop the oxidation of LDL (low density lipoprotein , or “bad” cholesterol).
DON’T DISS CUCUMBER
Further adding to the health benefits of cucumbers, these vegetables may even be able to fight and prevent cancer. Numerous studies have linked cucumbers with anti-cancer benefits. This is thought to be due to the presence of lignans including lariciresinol, pinoresinol, and secoisolariciresinol. Because cucumbers are a good source of silica, they are good for joints and connective tissue. This paired with their anti-inflammatory properties make them a great choice for people who suffer from arthritis or aching joints.
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