Know what you eat:
Vitamin C and beta-carotene work together to prevent the oxidation of cholesterol. When cholesterol becomes oxidized, it becomes sticky and starts to build up in the artery walls forming plaques. If these plaques become too large, they can block off blood flow or break, causing a clot that triggers a heart attack or stroke.
The fiber in Romaine lettuce adds another plus in its column of heart-healthy effects. In the colon, fiber binds to bile salts and removes them from the body. This forces the body to make more bile, which is helpful because it must break down cholesterol to do so. This is just one way in which fiber is able to lower high
Preparation time: 15 mins
Cooking time : NIL
4 C Romaine Lettuce
1 C Sliced Carrot (cut in an angle as in the picture)
1 C Sliced Cucumber
1 Sliced Ripe Wine Tomato
1 Sliced Onion ( Optional, I did not add it)
1/2 C Chopped Roasted Walnuts
1/4 C Raisins ( I used the black variety)
1 Tbsp Sliced Almonds
2-3 Pinch Freshly Ground Black Pepper
1 tsp Salt
Pfeiffer Italian Dressing OR Zesty Garlic Italian also goes well with it.
3 tsp Sesame Seeds
1. Mix all the Salad ingredients in a big mixing bowl. Now add salad dressing and sesame seeds, and toss well.
2. Serve Chilled.
This dish is our contribution to SWC- Cooking with greens event.