Why salads need to turn over another leaf
Summer has arrived and salad days are here. Healthy living, or at least that's what one would think. But nothing, it appears, is sacred.
Today we learn that a packaged lunch-time pasta or chicken salad from some of our better known supermarket chains can contain more calories than a Big Mac or a Whopper burger from various fast food outlets, so often held up as the epitome of junk food.
Apart from the worrying figures for weight conscious people, the so-called 'healthy option' can contain three-quarters of the maximum daily recommended salt allowance, according to an Irish Independent survey.