Test your knowledge of warm-weather dishes
Garlic repels mosquitoes.
Myth. Have you eaten pounds of the potent bulb in the hope that it would ward off blood-suckers? Sorry, but while garlic tastes great in pasta sauce, its useless for repelling bugs. Researchers at the University of Connecticut debunked its purported power.
Watermelon is nutritious.
Fact. Fat-free, low-sodium watermelon is an excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin C, potassium and the antioxidant lycopene. It also provides the amino acid citrulline, which helps support cardiovascular health.
If it’s a salad, its healthy.
Myth. Potato salad, macaroni salad or fruit salads made with whipped topping are often packed with sugar, fat and calories and not much nutrition. Consider them treats to eat sparingly. Fill your plate with green salad (easy on the dressing) instead.
Burger toppings can have more calories than the patty.
Fact. A burger patty made from lean ground beef has about 150 calories. But a slice of cheddar cheese (113 calories), a tablespoon of mayonnaise (50) and two slices of bacon (92) add 255 calories. Try onions, fresh tomatoes or salsa.