🥗 It’s great that you are adding a salad to your diet to help get your daily veggies in.

But when you add the wrong salad dressing on top of it, you’re actually doing more harm than good to your health.

Did you know that the ingredients in your Caesar, Ranch, Blue Cheese, Italian, French, Thousand Island, Honey Mustard, or your favorite bottled dressings could be causing your chronic inflammation?

The salad dressing aisle in the supermarket is one with SO many choices it’s hard to know which ones are actually good to eat.

Ideally try to stay away from most major brands’ flagship products like Hidden Valley, Kraft, Wishbone, Ken’s & even Newman’s Own as they tend to use ingredients that are either not natural or use too much of them.

Ideally, you want to look for brands that have the following standards per 2 tbsp serving:

  • Nothing fat-free
  • Sodium levels < 250 mg per serving
  • Added sugar levels < 3 grams per serving
  • No added preservatives (ie. potassium sorbate, sodium benzoate & sulfites)
  • No artificial ingredients (ie, FD&C food colorings, sulfur dioxide & artificial sweeteners)
  • No flavor enhances (ie. MSG, disodium inosinate, & disodium guanylate)
  • No added stabilizers (ie carrageenan, guar gum & modified food starch)
  • No refined commercial seed oils (ie. soybean, canola & safflower)

Great clean brands to look for would be Bolthouse FarmsBraggPrimal KitchenTessamae’s & Annie’s which tend to follow these guidances + they taste great too.

The best case would be for you to make it yourself.

It doesn’t have to be that complicated if you follow this simple recipe

  • 2 parts oil (Extra virgin olive or Avocado oil)
  • 1 part vinegar (Any kind)

Plus add in other ingredients for flavor like:

  • Fresh garlic
  • Fresh shallot
  • Fresh or dried herbs
  • Dijon mustard
  • Citrus juice
  • Anchovies
  • Capers
  • Virgin nut oils
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly cracked black pepper

Just mix them all up together and you’ve got a great salad dressing that could also double as a marinade for chicken or fish too.

Here’s a great list of 15 salad recipes that you can try out too.

https://www.loveandlemons.com/healthy-salad-dressing-recipes/

So keep eating your salad to get your fill of fiber, phytonutrients, vitamins, and minerals, just be sure to follow my tips above and you’ll be doing your body a favor by not triggering chronic inflammation.

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