THERE are many great reasons why you should swap your lunch for a hearty salad every so often.

Firstly and most obviously, a well-balanced salad packs in a load of nutrients and fibre for your body which has been proven to aid in digestion, lower bad cholesterol, control blood sugar levels, and even aids in prevention of stroke and cardiovascular disease.

As if those reasons were not enough, the high water content in these salads also helps provide adequate moisture to the skin, improves skin tone. If you include herbs such as basil, rosemary, or thyme into your salad, you’ll also be taking in anti-oxidants which limits the production of free radicals which is linked to aging.

Not just that, swapping your rice-heavy lunch for a salad leaves you feeling significantly less lethargic after lunch, thus energised and ready to take on the rest of day. If you’re one of those who are bound to your desk all day, you might want to consider small and frequent meals like a salad, instead of taking three large-chunked meals for the day.

Here are 6 healthy salad recipes for you to whip up for lunch.

The Purity Salad

Warm Quinoa Salad with Eggplant, Tofu and Rocket

Roast Chicken And Mandarin Orange Salad

Pegaga Tabouleh

Grapefruit, Roasted Pepper And Grain Salad

Rainbow Pasta Salad

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