Nutrition: A Tip for Reducing Your Consumption of Salad Dressing
Nutrition: A Tip for Reducing Your Consumption of Salad Dressing

Nutrition: A Tip for Reducing Your Consumption of Salad Dressing

Dick Moss, Editor, PE Update.com

Salads are healthy as all get-out, combining a great mix of roughage, vitamins and nutrients. And they're low-fat too...unless you drench them with high-fat salad dressing, which, of course, most of us do.

In fact, a four-tablespoon serving of honey-mustard dressing can contain 60 grams of fat—almost a full day's recommendation for an average man. Cream Caesar has about 28 grams—half the daily allotment.

Here's a tip for those of you who love salad dressing, but want to minimize your fat consumption.

Salad Solution
Order your salad dressing on the side and dip your salad veggies into the dressing. With this method of application, you'll automatically ingest less dressing.

References:
1. “A lazy person's guide to better nutrition.” Active Living, January 1999. Originally from Elaine Kneller, Body Bulletin, Rodale Press.
2. Melinda Manore, Nanna Meyer, Janice Thompson, Sport Nutrition for Health and Performance - 2nd Edition, Human Kinetics, 2009. www.humankinetics.com


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