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The Crossings of Brookwood Shares the Benefits of Salad!

The Benefits of Eating Salad!   

Residents Reap the Benefits of Enjoying a Summer Salad Bar Luncheon!

Summer is an ideal time to eat more salads.   There are more fresh vegetables available and it’s a refreshing meal on a hot summer day.  This month our residents enjoyed a delicious and healthy Summer Salad Bar with mixed greens and a variety of healthy toppings. 

What are the Benefits of Eating Salads? 

Listed below are some of the top reasons to eat salad:


Leafy greens and raw veggies are a superb source of natural fiber.  Consuming enough fiber each day has several health advantages, including: 

  • It helps lower the LDL or “bad” cholesterol and controls blood sugar.
  • Getting enough fiber intake helps with weight loss and healthy weight maintenance.
  • Proper fiber intake has been shown to reduce the recurrence and prevention of a number of cancers including colorectal, breast, mouth, throat and esophagus cancer.


Combining leafy greens with fresh fruits and vegetables in a salad is both easy and delicious.  Loaded with vitamins and minerals, eating a salad a day will also increase the level of powerful antioxidants in your blood. 

  • Try adding the “Super Greens” in your salad:  Kale, Spinach, Beet Greens, Watercress, Romain Lettuce and Dandelion Greens.
  • Brightly colored fruits and vegetables in the “red” and “orange” family of colors have health benefits as well.  These include:  tomatoes, red and orange peppers, carrots, strawberries, nectarines, peaches, blueberries, blackberries, cranberries and pomegranates.


Low vitamin K levels have been linked with low bone mineral density in women. For healthy bone growth, a recommended full daily serving can be found in just 1 cup of watercress (100%), radicchio (120%) or spinach (170%).


Romaine lettuce contains two key nutrients in significant levels that help to protect the heart muscle: folate and fiber. High levels of folate have been shown to assist in the prevention of stroke and cardiovascular disease.


Well, it turns out Popeye knew his stuff. The nutrients found in spinach not only help to build strong bones, they also help to improve the performance of the mitochondria – little structures inside our cells that help to produce energy, as well as inform and power our muscles.

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  • 2003 MADACS Award Winner for Senior Property Excellence
  • 2015 MADACS Award Winner for Senior Property Excellence
  • Best 55+ Housing Sun Post Readers’ Choice Award Winner 2011, 2014, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
  • 2020 MADACS Award nomination for The Most Outstanding Charitable Event - Toys for Tots
  • 2020 MADACS Award Winner for Senior Property Excellence

Stop in or Call Today to See for Yourself Why the Crossings at Brookwood is A Multiple Award-Winning Property!

6201 N. Lilac Drive, Brooklyn Center, MN 55430
Phone:  763-561-7405