Did you know your salad dressing choice could be harming your health? (I know what you’re thinking, but no, it’s not just ranch!)
If you really want to shed those extra pounds, reduce inflammation and risk of disease, and achieve true health, you need to start avoiding some of the toxic additives found in most processed foods – and that includes most store-bought salad dressings.
First of all, most store-bought dressings are full of preservatives, artificial flavorings, and strange thickening agents. Secondly, even the kind you think are healthy often have misleading labels, and are probably not as healthy as you are being led to believe.
This article explains why, and on the next page, he shares a super-simple, delicious salad dressing recipe you can make at home in a jiffy, and avoid all the nasty additives.
I personally NEVER buy pre-made salad dressings from the store anymore, and here’s why:
1. Almost all store-bought salad dressings contain fairly significant amounts of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). Unless you’re in a health food store, it’s almost impossible to find a salad dressing that doesn’t contain large amounts of HFCS.
2. Almost all store-bought salad dressings contain heavily refined soybean oil and/or refined canola oil… both of which are VERY unhealthy. Yes, that’s correct, canola oil IS unhealthy, despite the marketing propaganda you’ve been fed claiming that it’s healthy. If interested, you can read more about why canola oil is NOT healthy here.
Due to the refining process of both soybean or canola oils, the polyunsaturated component of the oils is oxidized and makes these oils very inflammatory inside your body. In addition, soybean oil is WAY too high in omega-6 fatty acids which throws your omega-6 to omega-3 balance out of whack. And as you know, most people already consume FAR too much omega-6 oils to begin with.
We know that olive oil is healthier, but when it comes to store-bought dressings… Even salad dressings that claim to be “made with olive oil” on the FRONT label are deceptive, because if you read the ingredients on the BACK label, they are almost ALWAYS made of mostly refined soybean oil or canola oil as the main oil, with only a very small amount of actual olive oil as a secondary oil.
So here’s how to avoid all of these horrendously unhealthy store-bought salad dressings and make your own quick and easy SUPER-healthy dressing…
Get the recipe here: http://holistichealthwire.com/salad-dressing