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Don’t Pick Fat-Free Salad Dressings

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You might think you’re choosing the healthier option when you opt for salad dressing that’s labeled as “fat-free” or “low fat,” but in reality, these dressings aren’t any healthier than their full-fat counterparts. Full-fat dressings contain healthy fats that help the body to absorb nutrients. The best way to dress your salad is to mix oil and vinegar in your own home so you know you aren’t consuming any added sugars.

Small studies assert that salad dressings can improve glucose levels. In the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers wrote that salad dressing helps blood glucose levels.