What Is The Best Salad Dressing?

A salad composed of lettuce, spinach, cucumbers, tomatoes, carrots and peppers would be a great appetizer to start a dinner meal or, adding 4-6 ounces of protein, a great lunch compatible with the Serotonin-Plus Dietary Plan. However, adding a salad dressing, depending on what type, may somewhat diminish the “benefits” of the salad.

One of the great marketing hypes to get us to buy stuff is the concept of “lite”…whether this refer to less calorie beers, reduced fat desserts or lower fat salad dressings, we are made to feel that “lite” is a good thing for us. However, “lite” sometimes may refer to the amount of fat reduction as opposed to the sugar content

Reviewing salad dressings, it is clear that the various Blue Cheese, Ranch, Caesar and Honey Mustard dressings seem to carry the most amounts of calories and sugars. The more “liquidy” salad dressings such as vinaigrettes seem to be best formulated to be compatible with weight control efforts.

Here is a good “rule of thumb”: The thicker the salad dressing, the more likely this will be less compatible for your weight control goals.

And, stay away from the Ruby Tuesday’s “salad” bar….too many temptations…especially those croutons and that great tasting French dressing!

Author
Dr. Robert Posner One of the world’s leading medical weight loss researchers, Robert Posner, MD, operates his state-of-the-art weight loss clinic, Serotonin Plus, in the heart of Burke, Virginia, in the suburban Washington area.

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