Salads and nutrients

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Salads can be a good way to get your daily nutrients. However, not all salads are healthy or nutritious. It depends on what is in the salad:

     
  • If you have plenty of vegetables in the salad (the darker colored vegetables are generally healthier), then you are getting healthy, disease-fighting nutrients.  
  • Beware of dressings, oils, or mayonnaise in your salads. These may add unhealthy levels of fat to your salad.

See heart disease and diet.

Johns Hopkins patient information

Last revised: December 4, 2012
by Janet G. Derge, M.D.

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