9 Easy, Delicious, Healthy Super Salads to Toss Into Your Diet

Certain foods can unleash super powers that can fend off unwanted pounds, fight fatigue and even lower your risk of cancer. When it comes to eating healthy, sometimes all you have to do is pair up the right foods on your plate. (10 Photos)

Gina Roberts-Grey on Jul 18, 2012 at 3:12PM

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9 Easy, Delicious, Healthy Super Salads to Toss Into Your Diet

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Ruby Red Salad

This antioxidant-rich beet salad is the perfect side or even dessert.

“This salad is simple to prepare and is chalk full of Vitamin C, good fats, and iron from the beets so it energizes you and is also great for your complexion,” says Rania Batayneh, MPH, a nutritionist and eating strategist.

A study published in the American Heart Association’s Hypertension journal found that eating high-nitrate foods (such as beets) can help open blood vessels and increase blood and oxygen flow -- giving you a good burst of energy.

4 cups of steamed and peeled red beets
1 cup of pomegranate seeds
½ cup of chopped walnuts
½ cup of dried cranberries

Chop steamed and peeled red beets and place in salad bowl. Top with pomegranate seeds, dried cranberries and chopped walnuts.

Dress with ½ cup of store-bought low-fat raspberry vinaigrette.

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