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Which type of salad dressing should I choose?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Slim strategy: try an oil-based, reduced-fat dressing

Look for salad dressings that contain heart-healthy oils like olive or canola oil, and 2 to 4 grams of fat per serving. Two teaspoons (a serving) of this kind of dressing will count for 150 calories; these 150 calories will serve you better than the hundreds more you consume between unhealthy snacks later.
Toby Smithson
Nutrition & Dietetics

There are a number of fat free salad dressing options you can use such as bottled fat free salad dressing, fresh squeezed lemon or lime, salsa or balsamic vinegar (without any oil). Other options are to use a fat reduced salad dressing. As for type of oil used for salad dressing, it is recommended to use mono or polyunsaturated fat oils such as olive, canola, sunflower, safflower peanut, walnut, or soybean oil. Check the nutrition facts label if purchasing a bottled salad dressing. The serving size, calories and fat content vary.

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