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What's a recipe for a salad that will burn fat?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
For a lunch that tastes great and is packed with fat-fighting nutrients, try a salad of dandelion greens, watermelon, and parsley. After you’ve washed, dried, and torn one bunch of the greens into bite-sized pieces, combine them with 1 cup of cubed watermelon, and top with finely chopped, fresh parsley.

On top of tasting great and being filled with healthy protein, dandelion greens stimulate your body’s bile flow, which is vital for breaking down fats. They also act as a mild diuretic, allowing you to reduce water weight. Additionally, the salad’s watermelon is rich in the amino acid arginine, which might promote weight loss, according to a new animal study. Researchers supplemented the diets of obese mice with arginine over 3 months and found that doing so decreased their body fat gains by a whopping 64%. Finally, the parsley will add a subtle layer of flavor to your salad, while simultaneously removing water from your body and reducing bloat.

When it comes to dressing your salad, skip the fatty ranch and go with a homemade dressing of 2 teaspoon olive oil, a half teaspoon of lemon juice, and a dash of salt and pepper.
This content originally appeared on doctoroz.com

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