Tips on Eating Healthy: Why Salads Are Important For Your Diet

eating healthy salads

Salads; easy to make, easy to order, simple, yet complicated. They have always been seen as a healthy alternative and are typically featured heavily in tips on eating healthy lists. 

So, to get the most out of your choice of salads, let’s take a look at some of the nutritional benefits. As well as what ingredients you should look out for that provide an extra healthy kick.


Here at KOD, we know the best tips on eating healthy and we implement these into our menu. The great thing about salads is that you can essentially add anything you like! You’re not limited to any certain ingredients. And, our chefs like to experiment; creating innovative recipes with a combination of exciting flavours.

So, it’s up to you. Whether it’s a standard salad with cucumber and onions, or something slightly out-of-the-box like spinach and button mushrooms. Find your perfect salad on our healthy menu here. 

Low Calories

For people interested in losing weight, eating healthy salads can be an excellent way to go. Salads are high in fibre, which keeps you feeling full and content. Furthermore, starting a meal with a salad will leave you with less room for the higher-calorie items that make up the rest of the meal.

Dark, leafy greens have a high nutritional density, which means they pack a lot of nourishment into a small number of calories. That means a salad with a lot of spinach, kale, or Romaine is a great way to start losing weight. Just keep in mind to use higher-calorie choices sparingly. Cheese, nuts, and salad dressings can fast add a lot of calories.

Many other fruits and vegetables, however, may make a salad exciting and filling without causing you to gain weight. Experient with healthy options and choose the right salad. Check out our Roasted Sweet Potato salad box on our Instagram here

More Fibre

Eating raw vegetables and fruits, including leafy greens, is an excellent option to incorporate additional fibre into our diet. Fibre can help prevent obesity and type 2 diabetes, as well as aid in good digestion if it is included in your daily diet. This is why it is recommended to eat at least five servings of fruit and vegetables every day.

Vegetable fibre can also help with blood cholesterol management. We can get various health benefits from eating salads on a regular basis if we are careful about what we put in them.

All our healthy salads are packed with a range of vegetables that are suitable for vegetarians and vegans. Try our Smart Salad, which has plenty of fibre intake; including cucumber, tomatoes and broccoli.

What Are Healthy Fats?

Though the name may appear to be harmful to the body, fat is a type of nutrient, similar to protein and carbohydrates. The body requires fat for energy, vitamin intake, and heart and brain health protection. However, it all depends on what fats you are digesting. Foods that are high in healthy fats include vegetable oils (olive, sunflower), nuts, seeds and fish.

To increase your daily dose of healthy fats, add certain ingredients to salads. For example, a couple of teaspoons of raw or roasted seeds such as pumpkin, sesame, sunflower, or chia. Experimenting with various types of oils in your dressings can also help. Why not try our Roasted Vegetable box? This way, your body is taking in fibre from the vegetables and healthy fats through the olive oil dressing.


Here at KOD, we offer a healthy alternative to greasy takeaways, with quick service and low calories. There’s something for everyone, no matter their preference. Whether you’re vegetarian, vegan or a full carnivore. Our healthy salads and Korean cuisine are ideal for those on the go and who do not have time to have healthy meals prepared.

Come visit us today! Based on the High Street in Islington, we are open every day from 8 am to 10 pm. Book a table and call us today on 02080377393. Still not convinced? Follow us on Instagram and see for yourself our fantastic menu and tips on eating healthy. Straight to your feed.

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