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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The #1 Thing to Remember When Caring for a Sick Parent

It can help you be a better caregiver while also releasing you of overwhelming burden.

Caring for an ageing or sick parent at home can be a wonderful act of love — but it can also be a big sacrifice. Along with the new responsibility comes added stress to your life that's probably already taxing. Not to mention, it significantly changes the relationship between the two of you. If you're a caregiver for a parent, or thinking about what next step is best, this is one of the most important things to remember about this life phase. It can help you be a better caregiver while also releasing you of a lot of the burden that comes with the role.

TV and podcast host Maria Menounos is currently taking care of her mother, who has brain cancer. She learned this lesson from a guest on her series "Better Together."

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