7 Salad Toppings to Avoid

Skip these add-ins next time you're at a salad bar.

7 Salad Toppings to Avoid

By Reina Berger

Salads often have a “health halo effect”, making it possible to consume way more calories and fat than you realize. A genuinely nutritious salad requires the right toppings to earn the title. Find out if your salad add-ins are accidentally sabotaging your weight loss efforts and health goals.


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Creamy Dressings

As tasty as ranch, Caesar, and blue cheese dressings are, they aren’t serving much of a purpose in terms of nutrition. Loaded with sodium, calories, and fat, these are the worst offenders. Instead, opt for some oil and balsamic vinaigrette to keep your salad on the healthy side.

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