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Sunday, December 8, 2013

The Truth About Salads

The Truth about Salads
A big salad with iceberg lettuce, bacon bits, croutons, fried chicken, and ranch drenched all over it.  Sound familiar? I’d say to its too common among many people.  Living a healthy lifestyle is definitely becoming the popular trend.  The problem is a lot of people don’t know how to eat healthy.  Just because it has the name salad doesn’t automatically make it nutritious.
I would say most people have the right idea, just need to switch some products out for better and healthier choices.  Like for one, having some protein is good to have in your salad as it helps keep you full longer and creates a well-balanced meal.  Iceberg lettuce has the nutritional value of cardboard opt for darker greens that are loaded with vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin A, Vitamin K, folic acid and manganese.  Instead of toppings such as croutons and bacon bits, find more fresh harvests.  Finally, the dressing, which can make or break your salad, you want a light dressing that is low in fat and salt.
Now let’s try again...A big salad with spinach leaves, romaine lettuce, rocket leaves (you get the point, the greener they are the better!!) Now that you have your leafy greens, let’s add some cucumbers, tomatoes, bell peppers, and carrots. Next, add some grilled chicken, nuts, a hard-boiled egg, or any other protein source you like. Finally, add some light vinaigrette dressing (or at least some kind of light dressing, just keep in mind the creamier the dressing the more fat it contains).  Basically, the more fresh ingredients your salad contains the better and the more filling they are to your tummy.
Now that you have more knowledge and truths about salad, go out there and create your salad.  You can always get more creative and make it your own!!!

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