Salads can be a good way to get your daily nutrients. Salads can be a good way to increase your daily intake of fiber, too. However, not all salads are healthy or nutritious. It depends on what is in the salad.
Prepare salads with colorful vegetables. If you have plenty of fresh vegetables in the salad, then you are getting healthy, disease-fighting nutrients.
Beware of the extra items you add to your vegetable salads.
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