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What kind of salad dressing is best for my health?

Dr. Rovenia Brock, PhD
Nutrition & Dietetics
Choose full-fat oil-based salad dressings, such as those made with extra-virgin olive oil. The rich omega-3 fatty acids in the oil combined with the leafy greens in your salad can reduce your risk of heart disease, stroke, and even rheumatoid arthritis. You also need the fat to help your body absorb antioxidants and fat- soluble vitamins like vitamins A, D, E, and K, many of which are found in the same veggies contained in your salad. Now remember: the dressing to opt for is oil-based, never creamy.

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