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Why are fat free dressings harmful?

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  • A , Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease), answered
    This fat trap of fat free dressing is often the most surprising. While a full-fat dressing can destroy the nutritional value of a salad, fat-free dressings can do something similar. Certain nutrients found in vegetables are only fat-soluble, meaning you need a little bit of fat in order for the body to absorb the nutrients. In addition, fat-free dressings may make you miss out on the antioxidant value of vegetables. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that those who used fat-free dressings didn’t benefit from the lycopene or beta carotene content of their vegetables. If you can’t absorb the nutrients, you’ll be left feeling unsatisfied after eating. This could lead to grazing and nibbling on other foods throughout the day.
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