Refresh yourself with a colorful fruit salad on summer days

Juice cannot replace fruit

Nutritionists recommend eating fruit 4-5 times a day. Juice is not a good choice, as it does not contain bulk substances that stimulate digestion and prevent the formation of tumors in the stomach and intestinal tract. In addition, during juicing, the part of the fruit with the most vitamins, close to the skin, is practically not captured.

To get the most out of fruit salad, it should be eaten on time. It is a great choice for lunch or breakfast. If you eat such a salad for breakfast, add cottage cheese, butter or yogurt. In this way, you will feel full for a long time. It is important to mix no more than three types of fruit. It is also advisable to follow the rule of mixing sweet with sweet and sour with sour. Then the body’s digestion will be easier.

A pleasant way to lose weight

Fruit salad is rich in useful vitamins and minerals that are necessary for the human body like air. Dietary fruit salad perfectly cleans the intestines thanks to the fibers in it. Fruits can be filled with yogurt or lemon juice. You can also add aromatic berries such as raspberries or blueberries. You should take advantage of the upcoming season, because frozen berries do not contain vitamins.

If you want to lose weight, add grapefruit, pineapple and kiwi to your salad. All citrus fruits improve metabolism and therefore help in weight loss. If you care about your figure, it is not recommended to eat bananas and grapes, because they have a lot of calories. Fruit salad is one of the most pleasant and simple ways to lose weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle. It is also not recommended to abuse such a salad, because it can cause flatulence.

Nutritionist Vaida Kurpiene:

– A fruit salad is better than a pureed smoothie or juice. Celery stalks go well with salads, and spinach and strawberries add flavor. If you want to make it more filling, sprinkle the salad with chopped nuts: cashews, walnuts or walnuts. You can add unroasted hemp seeds for a nutty flavor. Stores have rules for combining fruits. But I don’t think you should worry about it. Of course, people are different – some people feel better when they eat fruit separately.

Sweet fruits don’t mix well with acids because the latter contain certain substances that destroy the good things in sweet fruits. But man does not eat more than a handful of sour wild berries. It is much better to mix sour berries with sweet fruits than to cover them with sugar. Wild berries are rich in antioxidants, which are low in artificial berries or fruits. They should be eaten in season. Berries can be frozen, but vitamin C will no longer remain there, but other antioxidants will remain.

I recommend eating a fruit salad for lunch. If you choose berries and seasonal fruits for breakfast, then for lunch I would recommend cereals and legumes – they contain complex carbohydrates that provide energy. It is not recommended to eat fruits in the afternoon. The stomach is digested, but it can cause bloating. If you still crave sweets after a meal, you may have chewed poorly or eaten too much.


Citrus salad with creamy poppy seed dressing

You will need:

fresh parsley leaves,

For the sauce:

1/4 cup sour cream,
1 teaspoon grated lemon peel,
2 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 tablespoons of maple syrup,
1 teaspoon of poppy seeds.

Clean the fruit with a sharp knife and cut the peel and bitter white skin. Remove the skins between the pieces and cut into slices. Peel the garlic and cut into thin rings. Cut the parsley leaves from the stems. In a small bowl, mix the ingredients for the sauce. Place the fruit pieces on a plate. Add parsley and garlic cloves. Mix thoroughly. Drizzle the salad with the dressing and serve immediately. Tasty!

Sweet fruit salad

You will need:

1 pineapple,
salad leaves,
2 apples,
2 bananas,
200 g of grapes,
1 sprig of mint,
1 tablespoon of sugar
100 ml of cream.

Cut the washed and dried pineapple in half with the whole green tail. Take the mass from both sides with a special spoon (if you don’t have one, cut the powdered pulp into small cubes). Half of the balls can be used for other dishes, because the whole pineapple is too much for the salad. Wash the lettuce, dry well and tear. Squeeze juice from half a lemon.

Cut the peeled apples and sprinkle with lemon juice. Cut the bananas too. Squeeze juice from half an orange, peel the rest and cut into pieces. If the grapes are very large, cut them in half for the salad. Mix the fruit with salad leaves in a bowl and place the pineapple halves. Beat the cream with sugar and orange juice, add chopped mint leaves with a whisk, mix thoroughly and pour over the salad. Tasty!

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