Power Ingredients for Smarter Salads

Simple add-ins bring fresh tastes, new textures, and an array of nutrients to your plate.

Becky Luigart-Stayner


All fruit provides abundant good nutrients (vitamin C and potassium, in particular) and a laundry list of disease-fighting chemicals in a package that's naturally low in fat, sodium, and calories. Blueberries contain polyphenol (a phytochemical linked to heart disease and cancer prevention) compounds called anthocyanins and proanthocyanins that may play a role in preserving memory. Grapes also offer polyphenols.

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