(HealthDay News) -- Salad may sound like a healthy choice, but depending on what you include, it can add up to thousands of calories and much more than the recommended daily amount of salt.
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The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers these suggestions to keep your salad healthy:
- Avoid ingredients such as bacon, fried chicken or shrimp.
- Include lean proteins, such as grilled chicken or tuna.
- Ask for dressing on the side, then use it in moderation.
- Limit high-fat toppings such as nuts, noodles or cheese.
- Choose spinach, arugula or romaine lettuce over iceberg lettuce.
- Ask for extra vegetables.
-- Diana Kohnle
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