Salad dressing, mayonnaise, light

Fun Facts

  1. Start building your better salad with darker-colored greens, like spinach, romaine lettuce, and chicory, which tend to have the biggest dose of important nutrients and phytochemicals.
  2. Once you’ve put together a nutrient-rich salad, the trick is not to make it a high-fat one by adding fatty extras like croutons and cheese, or by drenching it with high-fat dressing. If you follow that rule, eating plenty of salads not only adds nutrition but helps to keep your diet ­ and you — low in fat.
  3. The bottom line is that low-fat diets that are loaded with vegetables and fruits and other high-fiber, low-calorie foods may indeed help keep the pounds off,” says Bonnie Liebman, MS, nutritionist for the Center for Science in the Public Interest.
  4. “The creamy style has a base of sour cream, mayonnaise, buttermilk, heavy cream, yogurt, or some combination of ingredients, while vinaigrettes have a base of oil and vinegar,” says Anderson.

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