These ideas are central to mindful eating, which has been the focus of many of my articles and nutrition workshops in the past. If you want to hear about future workshops, join my email list via the box at the end of this post. The beta-carotene found in carrots is fat-soluble and so is the lycopene in your tomatoes and so is the zeaxanthin in your kale… I could keep going. This means you must consume it with some fat to get the benefits of these powerful antioxidants. Turns out the salad with the most fat—28 grams—resulted in the highest absorption of carotenoids. This is a healthy, flavorful, filling portion of fat. Obviously salad dressing or sour cream dip tastes good and leads us to eat more vegetables. Have you ever eaten a dry salad with the best of intentions only to end up eating junk food later that night out of desperation? Confession: I have!
Dressing don’t: always thinking thin The “ideal” body shape changes through the years. It is filled with saturated fats, sodium, and sugars which lead to high cholesterol and heart diseases, leaving your salad unhealthier than you imagined. Once again, this is a great post and we are so on the same page, Lily! The words “fat-free” plastered on the label are attractive, but don’t let them convince you to buy this salad dressing. Butter, a saturated fat, was also dose-dependent but to a lesser degree. Even better, make your own dressing at home. The Print Edition. Disclaimer: As a service to our readers, Harvard Health Publishing provides access to our library of archived content. The South of the Border dressing is once of my faves!
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