Salad dressing, italian dressing, fat-free

Fun Facts

  1. A good dressing helps accentuate flavors, helps some of those greens go down easier – and as you’ll see in a minute – improves the nutritional value of the salad.
  2. Salad dressings historically include some form of fat, such as olive oil or canola oil as a base. Even a mayonnaise base is actually a form of oil (mixed with raw eggs).
  3. A fat-free salad dressing is actually a bad nutritional decision. You see, a little bit of fat goes a long way in helping the body absorb the nutritional goodness of the salad. This is because some vitamins are fat-soluble.
  4. Vitamins A, D, E, and K (ADEK for short) are absorbed in the intestinal tract with the help of fat molecules. Which means that having a fat free salad dressing will actually decrease the bioavailability of these nutrients as you munch on your salad.
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