This tasty lunch idea features all the colours of the rainbow, each of which has specific nutrients that help to build a healthy body. This salad is really pleasing to the eye and full of beneficial micronutrients that will keep you energised all day long.
|Typical Values||per 100g||per 479g serving|
|Energy ||66 kcal |
|317 kcal |
of which saturates
|4.5 g |
|21 g |
of which sugars
|3.6 g |
|17 g |
|Fibre||2.2 g ||10 g |
|Protein||1.5 g ||7.3 g |
|Salt||0.3 g ||1.2 g |
Colourful and sweet, bell peppers contain beta carotenes (a chemical common in colourful fruits and vegetables) that will fill you with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory benefits. The low levels of capsicum in bell peppers also aid in reducing 'bad' cholesterol and in pain relief.
Ginger is most commonly known for its abilities to reduce nausea in those who eat it, as well as some types of muscle pain and soreness.
Cucumbers are very low in calories, but very high in nutritional benefit. They're an incredibly hydrating fruit (96% water) and this added hydration in your diet promotes regular bowel movements. Potentially very helpful for those with IBS.
I started recently on Gabapentin to treat abdominal distension and pain from IBS-C. The doctor started me on a very low dose (50 mg), and now that I've been on it for 2 weeks, I'm increasing to 100...jeannecatlover
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