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Italian detox salad

Our bodies are constantly detoxifying thanks to the continuous work of our organs, mainly the digestive system, but also the lungs and the skin.The notion that periodically we need to detox, thinking that we can “rinse” our body from the various toxins like a little “sponge”, it is not very realistic.

We can nevertheless helps some of those organs to do their job a bit more efficiently especially the liver and the colon.

Rocket is a nutrients rich green that is contains both the pigment chlorophyll  and sulfurous compounds, that both aid the liver in his detoxification process. Radishes are also part of the Brassica family like rocket,

Cucumber is rich in potassium and slightly diuretic, helping the kidney in the detoxification proces. Red lettuce leaves like “radicchio rosso”  contain bitter elements that help the digestive system while its flavonoids are protective for the cardiovascular system and anti-imflammatory.

The lemon juice will add some more detox effect, whilst bringing some more nutrients like vitamin C.

 

Preparation time 5/6 min

Ingredients ( serve 1)

  • Half a packet of rocket
  • Few leaves of radicchio rosso
  • 3 radishes
  • 1/3 of cucumber
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • a dash of lemon juice
  • sea salt to taste

Simply wash the vegetables and put in a salad bowl, chopping the leaves with your hands and finely slicing the radishes and cucumber. Season with olive oil and lemon juice. You can serve this with our thyme and lemon chicken.

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Turmeric & chickpeas cous-cous salad

Baby kale & olives salad

Spring vegetables and feta frittata

Turkey & orange blossom red cabbage winter salad

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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