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Making Healthy Salads

Making Healthy Salads

Making great salads isn’t hard to do.  If you only use Iceberg lettuce, your salad will be boring, low in nutrients and your family and company will be disappointed!  If you include a few tomatoes, it will still be boring.  We need to add various dark leafy greens to our salad.   Why?  They are full of nutrients like Vitamin C, A, E, and K, minerals like magnesium and potassium, fiber, water, chlorophyll, folic acid, phytonutrients and other great compounds. Also, dark leafy greens have been implicated in cancer prevention, immune stimulation, supporting intestinal flora, and other helpful benefits to our physiology.  Kale, arugula, romaine, purple lettuce (most purple vegetables are especially high in antioxidants), watercress, mint, and radicchio are all nutritionally great greens for salads.  If time is a consideration, then consider pre-washed mixed greens, which still need to be re-washed.

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