Salad toppings are, in my opinion, what make the meal taste good. Yes, I will definitely say that the right mix of field greens definitely appeals to me a lot more than a few leaves of iceberg. But at the same time, it’s really about everything else that is mixed in that defines the dish. That said, it’s important to know that just because you’re throwing those ingredients on a bed of field greens, it doesn’t make them healthy!
When I go to a health store, one of the products I see the most – especially among the impulse items at the checkout counter – are those packets to make vitamin C drinks. They come in dozens of flavors and promise lots of benefits from health to energy. To be honest, I’ve tried pretty much every flavor of them from several different brands. I’d used them as an energy drink alternative for a few years. That said, according to researchers and nutrition experts, they’re a giant waste of money.
When was the last time you got through a day without scrolling past – or even stopping on and reading – a headline making food claims about this one miracle ingredient? Or, on the other hand, about this one demonized ingredient? Media headlines absolutely love to point the finger at single things as the solution to or cause of all our problems. I’m so tired of it that I feel like my head is going to explode. So, instead of ranting at a wall or at my screens, I’ve decided to rant here.
I have always been taught that artificial sweeteners are terrible for health and come with a bunch of risks. That said, since added sugar is essentially awful for good health too, I started wondering which one was the lesser of the two evils. This week, I’ve decided to discus what I’ve found.