Issue #31 – What’s Good at the Salad Bar

Let us eat lettuce as the saying goes. The salad bar is a great place to get most to all of your daily nutritional needs. You can pick and choose the ones you like and the ones you need that you might not like. The salad bar generally provides vegetables, fruits, a couple of protein sources, heathy fats, healthy dairy options, and healthy carbohydrate sources. The salad bar offers healthy dressing choices such as: olive oil, red wine vinegar, and balsamic vinegar. Olive oil and nuts are a respectable source(s) of monounsaturated fat which is known to aid in the removal of cholesterol in blood vessels among many other awesome health benefits. The salad bar will generally provide nonessential protein sources such as edamame and essential protein sources such as eggs and bacon. Also mushrooms are a not-so-commonly-known good source of vitamin d that is available on the salad bar as well.

BEETS- Gives you more energy. Good for your immune system, high in vitamin C and fiber. It also contains potassium which is good for the nervous system. It also contains manganese which helps create healthy bones, liver, kidney and pancreas. It also has vitamin B which in turn, decreases your cholesterol.

Artichoke Hearts- Helpful food to lower blood sugar and blood pressure, helps decrease swelling of the body, keeps your heart in good shape, improves bile production for your liver which in return, decreases your cholesterol.

The Circles crew paid a visit to the salad bar at Jason’s Deli on 3910 S. Maryland Parkway, talk about YUM! The salad bar is a great place to go when you want healthy food and Jason’s has a great salad bar with a great selection. Not to mention all the healthy selections on the menu has a lot different food and drinks and deserts. Over all the Circles group who went to Jason’s deli said it was either good or they loved it or it was alright. People said they would definitely go back and try their various salad bar items and the delicious items on the menu.

CARROTS- Good source of several vitamins and minerals, especially vitamin A (from beta-carotene), biotin, vitamin K (phylloquinone), potassium and vitamin B6.

ONIONS- High in vitamin C, a good source of fiber, and with only 45 calories per serving, add abundant flavor to a wide variety of food.

CUCUMBERS-  There are just 16 calories in a cup of cucumber with its peel (15 without). You will get about 4 percent of your daily potassium, 3 percent of your daily fiber and 4 percent of your daily vitamin

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EDAMAME-  Good in protein, fiber, and carbohydrates, doesn’t contain a lot of fat and sugar. Contains lots of minerals like, Calcium, magnesium phosphorus, potassium, sodium, zinc, copper, manganese.

BROCCOLI-  Doesn’t have much calories. – Lots of vitamins and minerals.

– Good source of Fiber.

– Contains Saturated Fat, Cholesterol, Sodium, and Sugars

 

 

 

 

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