Eating salads without dressing is not as good as you think

Many aim for a healthy, low-fat diet; thus, they choose not to put any dressing on their salad. It is a logical way of thinking. However, losing fat from the dressing means that you can’t receive all the nutrition from the salad. Read more to know what ILLUME eMAG means.

No one can deny the important role vitamins play in our health. There are two types of vitamins: fat-soluble and water-soluble. Vitamins A, D, E, and K are fat-soluble. Salads have fat-soluble vitamins; thus, without an oil-based dressing or mayonnaise, it is very difficult for the body to absorb these vitamins.


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fat-based dressing help vitamin absorption

Carotenoids have critical functions in the body as potent antioxidants, ranging from the prevention of numerous malignancies and chronic heart disease to the maintenance of good vision. Carotenoids are found in the fruits and vegetables in our diets. Carotenoids are fat-soluble substances, so to obtain the most nutritional value from colorful salad items like peppers, carrots, spinach, and tomatoes, dress your salad with fat to assist your body in absorbing the carotenoids. Additionally, not all fat is the same; some types of fat allow us to absorb more than others. For example, a salad dressing made with a monounsaturated fat oil, such as cold-pressed rapeseed oil, absorbs more carotenoids than a dressing made with saturated or polyunsaturated fat oils, such as soybean, palm, sunflower, or coconut oil. So, it is good to eat salads with fat-based dressings. It is even better if the fat is rich in monounsaturated fat.

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fat-based dressing help carotenoids absorption

Furthermore, eating salad with dressing makes it more fascinating and delightful, making it easier to incorporate into their diet on a daily basis.

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However, although fat is necessary for salads, too much of anything is rarely good, so you should consume them in a moderate amount. There are reasons why people avoid eating too much fat in the first place. Thus, if you plan to eat salads with dressing from now on, you should make the dressing yourself because most commercial salad dressings are often rich in calories, fat, and sugar, this salad dressing provides between 100 and 200 calories in a single serving of two teaspoons. In short, if you don’t want to gain weight when eating salad, make sure the dressing is homemade. If you make your own dressing and know what’s in it, then you can decide for yourself how much of it is healthy.

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home made salad dressing



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