In 2015, more than one-third (34.9% or 78.6 million) of U.S. adults were recorded to be obese (CDC). The facts are shocking, but as we are faced everyday by deep-fried, calorie-rich, fat-filled dishes and meals, the trend has been inevitable. Coupled with the alarming obesity epidemic, the popularity of fad diets has also escalated over the years, fooling us with false and health-damaging weight loss promises. The claims for “results in two weeks” are always enticing, but nothing beats the best diet that nutritionists and health professionals recommend the most to their clients. It’s a diet that has been backed up with evidence based studies and would guarantee results. But what kind of diet is it? A diet of moderation, variety, and balance.
Anyone who is embarking on a weight loss program may have heard of meal planning as a strategy to lose the stubborn pounds. Without a doubt, it’s the best solution for healthy eating where in the key principles of moderation, variety, and balance can be applied. The nutritional goal of a dieter is to moderately eat a variety of foods, with all the nutrients present and balance. It seems like a daunting task at first, but the strategy always relies on making yourself nutritionally knowledgeable. Undeniably, with these nutrition principles in mind, the pounds will fall off slowly but surely.
Need a new recipe to add to your next meal plan? Look no further because we have here for you a fresh and flavorful Thai salad dish! Traditionally, the combination of fresh and natural ingredients, paired with lots of spices, herbs and vegetables has made Thai cuisine one of the healthiest in the world.
The star in this recipe is salmon, which is a good source of Omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids have been associated with decreased risks of numerous cardiovascular problems, such as heart attack, stroke, and high blood pressure. This salad is also low in calories and rich in vitamin C. Trying to bulk up on fiber? Not a problem, this Thai salad contains 4 grams of fiber, providing 17% of your recommended daily intake. Make this dish more exciting by adding your favorite herbs or spices or tossing in some of your much loved in-season fruits.
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