1. Improved Digestion And Gut Health
Most of the ingredients in salad – lettuce and veggies, especially – have a ton of healthy fiber. Even though our bodies don’t exactly digest fiber, it is still a critical part of a healthy diet. For one thing, fiber helps you feel full and therefore eat fewer calories per meal. Use a diverse mix of ingredients for the best results.
Fresh produce typically contains either soluble fiber or insoluble fiber (sometimes both). Soluble fiber is partially digested and creates a thick substance that helps push food through your digestive tract and keep you regular. Insoluble fiber, on the other hand, can’t be digested at all by our bodies, but it does serve as helpful nutrition for the good bacteria that populate our gut biome. Without the good bacteria, digestion would be uncomfortable and ineffective at extracting nutrients.