Salad eaters have above average nutritional status

September 13, 2006 in Healthy Eating, Nutrition Topics in the News

Salad eaters have above average nutritional status

According to researchers at the University of California, people who eat salads on a regular basis tend to have above-average intakes of nutrients like vitamin C, E, folic acid, lycopene and carotenoids.

The study findings are based on data from nearly 18,000 participants from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey III.

Researchers defined salad consumption as a garden salad or raw vegetable consumption, as well as salad dressings other than mayonnaise.

Each serving of salad eaten was associated among women with a 165 percent higher likelihood to meet the recommended daily allowance for vitamin C and 119 percent greater likelihood in men.

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