Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Is Salad Dressing Making You Fat?
A salad is healthy... until you cover it in high-calorie, high-fat dressing. Most people are surprised to find out that a serving of salad dressing is a mere two tablespoons. Two tablespoons of ranch dressing cost 148 calories and 15 grams of fat, while two tablespoons of Caesar dressing add up to 156 calories and 17 grams of fat. And really, how many of us stop at just two tablespoons? Dressing up your salad is one of the quickest ways to tack on a ton of fat and calories. Fat-free or reduced fat dressings may seem much more affordable. Two tablespoons of fat free Italian dressing will set you back just 40 calories, and two tablespoons of ranch dressing is a mere 48 calories. But we all know by now if it seems too good to be true, it usually is.