Why should I avoid non-fat salad dressing?

Dr. Rovenia Brock, PhD
Nutrition & Dietetics

People often view products with the "non-fat" stamp with a false sense of security. In this video, nutritionist Dr. Rovenia Brock reveals why regular salad dressings are best.

Salad dressing is more than a way to make greens taste better, they’re important for nutrient uptake. According to researchers from Purdue University, the fat content of dressing is essential for the absorption of fat-soluble carotenoids like lutein, lycopene, beta-carotene and zeaxanthin. “If you want to utilize more from your fruits and vegetables, you have to pair them correctly with fat-based dressings,” said Mario Ferruzzi, the study’s lead author, in the journal Molecular Nutrition & Food Research.

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