Chapter 6Salads & Dressings

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But to eat only raw food, you’ve got to love a salad. You’ve got to just love a salad.

—Woody Harrelson, actor

Salads are a delight to the senses. With their vibrant colors, nearly endless tastes and textures, and enticing aromas, there’s nothing boring or mundane about them. They’re packed with vitamins and minerals, great taste, and beauty to boot. Even the ancient Romans enjoyed salads made of greens and dressing.

Just adding a salad a day to a normal diet can provide an immediate increase in vitamin, mineral, phytochemical, and fiber intake.

Common salad ingredients are extremely high in vitamin K, which is essential ...

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