Salads Are NOT Healthy for You

I am sorry for the click bait style title, but you have to realize that unless you are eating a homemade Lettuce/Kale/Spinach salad with one or two other produce items on top, then it isn’t healthy. In fact most restaurant salads (especially fast food) are usually more caloric and fatty than the burgers they serve. If you don’t believe me then look up the nutritional menu for any restaurant. Here is an example:


Most people even put loads of croutons, cheese, even ridiculously mayonnaise on their salads. This completely disregards the point to eat the salad in the first place. You must realize that have to take into account the caloric intake and fat content stays, no matter what form it is in. Just because it is green and looks healthy doesn’t mean it is. Not to mention the quality of food you are eating, organic is a term used often in many places, but what does that mean?

Simple Definition of organic

  • of food: grown or made without the use of artificial chemicals

  • : not using artificial chemicals

  • : of, relating to, or obtained from living things

-“Organic.” Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. 20 Nov. 2016.


Some retailers like Wal-mart don’t even try to attain high quality produce, you could be eating an “organic” banana and it is probably the same as the conventional on the shelf next to it. In fact many products they sell are BANNED by companies like Whole Foods (TM) and Natural Grocers (TM). As described in this article (Quick note NGVC actually has a more rigorous Organic standard than the USDA):

This is astonishing to think about what you are putting into your body. Now I am not going to get into GMO’s or even organics too much. Though to put it this way: The quality of YOUR life, and your HEALTH, all comes down to what you put into your body. The saying “You are what you eat” truly is more profound than I think anybody anticipated.

Only you can truly make a change in your life, and if you want to be healthier then it comes down to the quality of food, and the nutritional value of it.

If you want to eat an entire pizza then fine, but you must realize that your caloric intake must be less than your output. The more calories you burn and use than how much you consume.

If you’re a skinny person or are a “hardgainer” as they’re called, then you can handle more carbs/protein/calories, but you STILL need to be exercising so that those values are actually used in your body productively.


-Dustin PolyULCian


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