Eating a salad a day may help you to live longer. In a study of more than 17000 people, scientist found that those who ate just one serving of garden salad daily consume significantly more folate and vitamins B6, C and E than those who didn’t down a bowl of mixed greens. No surprise, right?
But here’s the payoff. The amount of raw vegetables in one serving of salad, if eaten every day, is estimated to increase life span by two years. To get the most health benefits, build your salad with vegetables rich in antioxidants – dark leafy greens, tomatoes, broccoli, carrots and green bell peppers.