Part of being healthy and being an athlete is getting the proper vitamins, minerals and other parts that your body needs to fuel and build towards your goals. A common theme is eating more vegetables. Most people start by eating more salads. This is a good idea, but make sure you pay attention to what is in your salad.
Your average salad is based with lettuce, a healthy choice right? This may not be the best choice depending on what you are trying to get out of your salad. Iceberg lettuce is one of the most common lettuce used in salads, the problem is that iceberg is mostly just carbs and water. Very little extra there. So while this is good for filling you up it doesn’t help add to your daily needs.
To help get away from this problem I recommend looking into any vegetable that is a dark green. These vegetable tend to have more of the vitamins and minerals your body need to build with. For a salad fresh spinach leaves is my go to. Romaine has always been suggested as another alternative too. Then to step away from the salads. Veggies like broccoli, asparagus, kale, and brussel sprouts are always recommended whenever I have asked for other options.
I’m always told the same thing. The darker green your veggies, the better.
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