2. Iceberg lettuce
You might think that ordering some salad that contains plenty of iceberg lettuce will make up for the yummy, greasy, but unhealthy food you might have on your plate, but that won’t do the trick.
This salad is typically very affordable, but the majority of dinners jack up the price by at least 5 times. Iceberg lettuce contains roughly 90% water, and the worst part of all this is that its crevices, edges, and corners are ideal hiding places for bacteria.
I was once at a restaurant with a friend, and we ordered some salads, thinking that they’d be fresh, crunchy, and perfect for a hot day in summer. While my friend was looking for the perfect bite, she noticed that there was a small worm on a piece of lettuce.
We couldn’t eat anymore, and if I’m being honest, that was the last time I ate a salad from a restaurant. Of course, these places are busy and crowded, and the staff doesn’t have time to look at every single piece of lettuce twice, so they can notice any worm or small bug on it.
But from that moment on, I made sure that I made my salads myself and double-checked each piece of iceberg lettuce, so I wouldn’t have any surprises.