If you think dieting means starving yourself, I have good news for you! You can lose an average of 22 pounds a year just by replacing one meal a day with a light salad. The leafy green vegetables contain large amounts of fiber that help fill you up while containing an insignificant amount of calories. In addition to losing weight, salads also provide other health benefits that aren’t commonly known.  A salad a day can help you reduce your risks of cancer, heart disease, and strokes. It has been proven that people whose diets are rich in greens that are commonly found in salads, have a lower risk of developing diseases, providing a longer, healthier life.