I eat this particular brand of salad each day. Their lettuce is washed and always fresh. I use it up pretty fast, as I use one bag at a time requiring a very big bowl. Many people don’t even eat one small salad a week. For that matter, they may eat little fruit if any at all.
Personally, I have always loved eating my salads. But, I usually ate iceberg lettuce, which is not nearly as nutritious as the greener leafy lettuces. I used to use a lot of ranch, blue cheese and Roquefort dressings, as they were all so tasty.
“Previous studies have suggested a link between diets high in ‘ultra-processed’ foods and health problems. Ultra-processed foods have ingredients common in industrial food manufacturing, such as hydrogenated oils, high-fructose corn syrup, flavoring agents, and emulsifiers. They are often cheaper and more convenient than making a meal from whole foods. But they’re usually high in calories, salt, sugar, and fat [1 nih.gov/news-events/nih-research-matters/eating-highly-processed-foods-linked-weight-gain]”.
Now, I make my own tahini dressing, of which I do admit is very ‘oily’. So, one has to be careful how much he puts on his salad. But, for me, a little tahini goes a long way making me eat quite a lot of healthy green salad.
‘You get calcium, potassium, iron, folate, vitamin A and K in this leafy salad. Add tahini dressing and you also get copper, selenium, zinc and omega 6 fatty acids’ ~ your author
I believe eating five different types of lettuce covers all the nutritional bases. I don’t let a day go by without it. It really makes me feel better when I finish a bag of it for lunch and a bag for dinner. I also eat their sweet butter lettuce which has only two types. I don’t receive any financial compensation for promoting the product in the photo.
Source- 1 URL nih.gov/news-events/nih-research-matters/certain-foods-linked-long-term-weight-gain
Website Title National Institutes of Health
Publication Day 21
Publication Month November
Publication Year 2017
Access Day 11
Access Month november
Access Year 2019
Article Title Certain Foods Linked to Long-Term Weight Gain
Note- before you change your diet consult your doctor.