Crafting an arthritis-friendly diet? Not all salads are created equal. What starts as a healthy foundation of vegetables often winds up suffocated in condiments and high-fat toppings.
Be picky about what you put on your salad, says Barbara Rolls, PhD, professor and Guthrie chair in nutritional sciences at Pennsylvania State University, University Park. "When you cut down on calorie-dense ingredients, you can ultimately eat more salad," she says.
Build a healthier salad with these tips:
Load up on greens: Dark green, leafy vegetables like romaine lettuce and field greens are high in fiber and nutrients. Baby spinach is a great choice. One cup ...more