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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Another food that has a health halo around it, raisins, dried cranberries, and dried apricots often sound like a good idea because they are made of real fruit. Unfortunately, they are also calorie dense and loaded with sugar, offering little to no benefits in exchange. Skip these toppings next time and opt for fresh fruit instead to get your daily dose of vitamins and fiber.