Salad Dressings: the good, the gad, and the healthy.
These days practically everyone has heard that fat-heavy dressings like ranch and blue cheese can convert a salad from flattening to fattening, but you may not be aware of the other salad saboteurs hiding in plain sight, right in your pantry. When the labelled "light" dressings are stripped of fat, their producers often substitue sugar in its place. For example, a sun-dried tomato vinaigrette, has been shown to contain as much sugar in each serving as some ice creams contain in just one scoop. And to add insult to injury, it's laced with food starch. Even though it's technically not sugar, it reacts in the body in almost exactly the same way. So what does this mean? In addition to the 12 grams of sugar on the label, you may also add another scoop of blood-sugar-spiking starch. So what can we call salad dressings masquerading as healthy alternatives to fattening fast foods? High fructose syrup. According to the American Heart Association, Americans unwittingly down about 22 teaspoons of the sweet stuff every day.
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