A vegetable salad for sport

How to prepare a high performance vegetarian salad

Benefits of a single vegetable salad

This type of recipe is widely used as main courses in menopausal diets, low carb diets and slimming diets.

This is because, in these cases, it is tried to reduce the contribution of foods with carbohydrates.

Vegetables, located at the base of the food pyramid, are essential in every healthy diet, and can not be lacking in the diet. If we want to reduce the total caloric intake of the diet, this is a good way.

Why to add rich-carbohydrate food to a vegetable salad?

Adding rich-carbohydrate foods, such as chickpeas, corn, rice or couscous…, in diets helps prevent the yo-yo effect after many diets. Additionally, complex carbohydrates are very interesting when your body requires long lasting energy to work properly, something which is necessary in sport practice, hard work, continuous playing and other similar activities.

What are the main nutritional properties of a salad with chickpeas?

This type of salad contributes mainly with the following:

A vegetable salad for sport performance and other benefits

For all these properties, salad with chickpeas (or other legume, such as lentils) is a very suitable accompaniment for athletes, who can supplement their protein intake by adding legumes to their salads.

Chickpeas are also a very rich food in minerals (more than cereals like rice), which empowers them for people with rheumatic diseases, osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, arthritis and in cases of nervousness.

It can also be a perfect accompaniment to any balanced diet for children, as adding chickpeas to our salads provides healthy energy and all its health benefits.


Chickpeas salad

Photo of chickpeas salad

Ingredients for a chickpeas salad

Preparation of a cheekpeas salad

  • Wash all vegetables.
  • Cut the leaves of lettuce and arugula for the salad. Mix them.
  • Cut the tomato into quarters
  • Place the lettuce and the arugula in a dish or dish.
  • On top, arrange the cheese tacos and the cut tomato.
  • Add the chickpeas.
  • Serve as a starter or accompaniment.

How to use a chickpeas salad

Eat it as a first dish for lunch

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This article was endorsed by Elisenda Carballido - Dietitian nutritionist. Postgraduate in Phytotherapy and master in Nutrition and Metabolism.
Written by Editorial Botanical-online team in charge of content writing

13 March, 2024

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