Are salads healthy? They certainly can be, if you listen to the nutrition tips Sharon gives you as she answers your top questions on what to put in a salad to make it healthy.
You know the drill…when you’re trying to eat light and healthy, you often go straight to the salad menu at a restaurant, or stock your fridge with salad ingredients for lunch. But are salads healthy? Well, salads can certainly be a healthful addition to your day, but not every recipe that comes in a salad bowl meets the definition of “healthy”. That’s because that salad can be packed with a wide range of ingredients, from the healthiest (vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, pulses, healthy fats) to the unhealthiest (fatty cheeses, creamy dressings, processed meats, refined ingredients). So, it all depends on what you put into your salad that determines the health benefits you’ll gain from it.