The Salad Dressing You Should NEVER Eat — and An Alternative Super-Healthy Recipe

Before I tell you why store-bought dressings are not the best choice and give you a super easy homemade recipe to make at home, let me share a dental cleaning experience I had last week that relates to salad? Yep…you know those hygienists talk about everything, right?

The salad according to my dental hygienist:

First, like most, I dislike the dentist office and only go for cleanings since my dental health has improved lately thank God…

But yeah…it’s always fascinating how talkative and interesting dental assistants are. It’s so funny because They converse with you as if you’re out to coffee instead of trapped in a dental chair on the receiving end of their (rubber-gloved) instrument wielding hands in your mouth. LOL

But, at least their fun conversation helps you kind of disengage from what I consider to be the closest thing to torture… But, if you’re like me you of course want to respond. (cause you and I love to talk and connect, etc, right?)

So I’m surprise she ever gets my teeth done since she has to pull away from me to let me respond. It’s pretty funny…

Stay with me here. This particular dental cleaning was applicable to this post on salad dressings. Let me tell you why…

Her gym offers a free class on nutrition run by a registered dietician who gave the members a pep talk about eating more healthfully—eating more salads.

The well-meaning dietitian then warned everyone to be careful of the salad dressing used and recommended a low fat and non-fat versions so that they would not cancel out the low calorie aspect of the fresh greens…in this case, I stayed quiet since it’s not my place to contradict someone she trusts…and, besides, I bought in to that kind of nutrition back 10 years ago or so…

You will get the real scoop about salad dressings below.

What’s wrong with low-fat and non-fat salad dressing?

Where do I start?

If you want to eat truly healthy, support your fat loss goals, and avoid some of the nasty additives in processed food, one thing you should eliminate is typical store-bought salad dressing. Especially the low-fat and non-fat versions since it’s well-known that we cannot absorb much of the nutrition from veggies if a little healthy fat is not present.

Look, I personally NEVER buy pre-made salad dressings from the store anymore, and here’s why:


Why it’s healthier to make your own salad dressing:

  1. Almost all store-bought salad dressings contain fairly large amounts of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS).  Unless you’re in a health food store, it’s almost impossible to find a salad dressing that doesn’t contain large amounts of HFCS.
  2. Almost all store-bought salad dressings contain heavily refined unhealthy soybean oil and/or refined canola oil… both of which are VERY damaging despite marketing and propaganda.

Experts tell us that due to the refining process of both soybean or canola oils, the polyunsaturated component of the oils are oxidized and makes these oils very inflammatory inside your body.  In addition, soybean oil is WAY too high in omega-6 fatty acids which throws your omega-6 to omega-3 balance out of whack. common

What about olive oil? We know that olive oil is healthier, but when it comes to store-bought dressings… Even salad dressings that claim to be “made with olive oil” on the FRONT label are deceptive, because if you read the ingredients on the BACK label, they are almost ALWAYS made of mostly refined soybean oil or canola oil as the main oil, with only a very small amount of actual olive oil as a secondary oil.


Use this delicious, much less expensive homemade recipe:

A Healthy-Fat Blend Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing

Instructions: Fill your salad dressing container with these approximate ratios of liquids:

  • 1/3rd of container filled with balsamic vinegar
  • 1/3rd of container filled with apple cider vinegar
  • fill the remaining 1/3rd of container with equal parts of extra virgin olive oil and “Udo’s Choice EFA Oil Blend”
  • Add just a small touch (approx 1 or 2 teaspoons) of real maple syrup (or raw wild honey, or a little liquid stevia)
  • Add a little bit of sea salt, onion powder, garlic powder, and black pepper and then shake the container to mix all ingredients well.

This homemade salad dressing mixture is delicious and healthy, and I pretty much never get tired of it!

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