Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 0 mins
- 1 lime juiced
- 3 tablespoons Roasted Garlic Grapeseed Oil
- 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1/2 teaspoon Gourmet Sea Salt: Sweet & Sour
- 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
- 2 cucumbers spiralized
- Whisk together all the ingredients apart from cucumber.
- Add cucumber to the mixture.
- Toss to coat.
- 160 Calories (kcal)
- 10 Fat (g)
- 1 Saturated Fat (g)
- 16 Carbohydrates (g)
- 2 Fiber (g)
- 11 Sugar (g)
- 2 Protein (g)
- 85 Sodium (mg)
There are numerous salad recipes which you can incorporate in your diet. It could be fruit or vegetable salad. They are high in fiber and therefore good for proper bowel movement. They also help to lower your cholesterol levels.
Eating a fiber-rich salad before taking your main meal makes you to feel full faster. It is also good in controlling the levels of sugar in the blood.
Cucumber mainly consists of water. They are useful in preventing dehydration especially during summer. If you are working out, ensure that you incorporate cucumber in your weight loss salad. Take it daily and you will stay hydrated for long. If you add cucumber to water, you increase your chances of drinking more water too. A well hydrated body means that your intestines are healthy and your chances of constipating are almost nil. You also stay away from kidney stones.
Sufficient consumption of vitamin K is associated with healthy bones. Vitamin K also improves the absorption calcium which contributes to good bone health. Cucumbers also help control and prevent diabetes. They contain properties which help lower spikes in blood sugar.
They also have benefits on your skin. When you directly put a sliced cucumber on the skin, you will experience a cooling and soothing effect. It is also good in reducing sunburn. The next time you wake up with puffy eyes, just place a slice of cucumber on the eyes and you will see the magic!
If you rarely incorporate salads into your meal, try the sweet and sour cucumber salad for a start and you will never again let go of salads. Pescatarians will not be left out too. You can even make it suit what you or your family and friends love. Kids too adore salads.
If you eat salads regularly, and especially if some raw vegetables are in the salad, the levels of antioxidant in your blood will be high. Antioxidant gives your body protection against damage caused by free radicals which are harmful.
Honey which is a popular sweetener, gives this salad its sweetness. It is easy to use and can consume it. You may eat it directly on bread or salads, mix with juice or any drink instead of sugar, or use it as medicine. It is a healthy sweetener full of glucose and fructose thus healthier than the usual white sugar. It is a rich source of vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C, calcium, and iron. It also has some antibacterial and antifungal properties.