Food Comparison

August 2002 Issue

Salads: Going Beyond the Green to Boost Nutrition

Everyone thinks salads are healthful, but some are more so than others—a lot more. And—dare we say it?—not all salads are even healthful. Certainly not if they’re swimming in fat-laden mayo or drowning in dressing. But almost all greens can make a healthful salad; the darker the green, the more nutritious it is. And here’s a shocker—even choosing pale but satisfyingly crunchy Iceberg, an American favorite, is okay, if you mix in other more nutritious greens or add healthful toppings (see

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