Skip these add-ins next time you're at a salad bar.
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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Nuts are already very calorie dense to begin with, and candied nuts take those calories to new heights. Since they are candied, they are also high in sugars, taking your otherwise nutritious salad and turning it into a candy bar. If you want the crunch and protein that comes from nuts, simply ask for plain, non-candied, non-roasted almonds or walnuts.
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