The Best Kind Of Salad Dressing

The Best Kind Of Salad Dressing The fruits and vegetables in your typical salad are full of fat-soluble vitamins and minerals that are absorbed by your body differently depending on the type of fat in the salad dressing you use. A study published in the journal Molecular Nutrition and Food Research suggests that getting the most nutrient value from a salad requires the least amount of a dressing containing monounsaturated fats.

True Strength Moment: It turns that that fat-free salad dressings impair the absorption of beneficial carotenoids from fruits and vegetables. If you go with a dressing containing saturated or polyunsatured fats, you'll need to apply a greater amount to maximize the nutrient-absorbing effect. Check the nutrition facts panel and put 'good' monounsaturated fats to work at mealtime.
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