Finding a Good Salad Dressing is Not Easy
Hi guys. I had some more questions about
salad dressing. In this video, we’re going
to discuss salad dressings in general.
Just kind of give you some ideas of what
I like, what I don’t like. Combining
ingredients with taste. Ideally you would
want a salad dressing with oil and
vinegar, right? So yeah, balsamic vinegar.
You have apple cider vinegar right here.
You have extra-virgin olive oil right
here. There’s even the avocado oil
which a lot of people are starting to
use now. But I just want to go through some
types of dressing and the problems that
you’re going to run into.
Now Bragg’s is a really good brand. The
challenge is that even though the
ingredients are good, it’s too watered
down for me. What I like, when I put some
dressing on a salad,
I want more oil. So, it’s mainly like
water so I really don’t like this. Here’s
Hawaiian, Bragg’s Hawaiian. It’s just like
a lot of water, there’s hardly any oil in
here at all. So I don’t really like those.
And the purpose of the oil on the
dressing is to also extract some of the
nutrients, the phytonutrients, especially
the carotenoids. Those are like the
Vitamin A family of phytonutrients. So
here’s one right here.
This one right here and the problem is
the first ingredient is soybean oil. So
it’s going to be GMO. Here’s one here. It’s a raspberry sugar-free dressing. The
first thing is when you consume this,
it’s very watery it doesn’t really taste
that great. There’s no soy in here but
there’s sucralose and I don’t like that
type of sugar. Okay, so here’s one right
here. This is a really good one right
here. It’s called Buttermilk Ranch
dressing and this one has hormone-free
buttermilk, non-GMO sunflower oil. It has
sea salt, onion, garlic, water, vinegar, eggs.
I mean it’s really healthy. It just
doesn’t have any taste. So good stuff, not
good taste. Now this one right here,
cilantro lime. Now this one has sunflower
apple cider vinegar. The only thing it has,
it has all the good stuff but it just
has a little agave nectar. Now would I
consume this? Well, I want to look at the
sugars. Well it has less than one gram of
sugar, so they were probably using a very
small amount of agave and it’s organic
so I think I would consume this because
it’s very, very small. If it’s less than
one gram, it’s very tiny. So this would be
an okay dressing, but if you start seeing
that the sugar is very high, where
the first ingredient is sugar, stay away
from it. Alright now, we have the Stone
well Kitchen cilantro lime okay dressing.
Now there’s, if you really have to start
reading these, because I bought this one.
This is an olive oil in balsamic
vinaigrette and I like the ingredients
because it’s basically just pure olive
oil, balsamic vinegar, spices and garlic.
This is awesome and I put in a little bit
of peanut butter, I shake it up and it
becomes thicker. So this is one I like
but then I bought another one, assuming
it was olive oil and the first oil was
So again, canola. If it’s not, doesn’t say
non-GMO, organic, it is GMO. So I don’t
want to consume this. You really want to
balance out your oils. You want to have
omegas. If you have too much Omega-6, that
would be like safflower oil, sunflower
oil, any of the oils that are like, even
corn, soy, which we don’t want to
recommend those. You want to balance out
the Omega-6 with the Omega-3. Now of
course, you’re not going to put fish oil
in your salad dressing but you want to
consume more fish or consume fish oil or
chia seed oil or flax oil. Those are
Omega-3 fatty acids. I like the fish oils
the best. But chia, hemp, flax, is all
Omega-3, but it has a little bit of
Omega-6. And then, the other thing you
want to avoid, is you definitely want to
avoid all soy oil. Okay, it’s contaminated
with you know, glyphosate, which is the
herbicide. Soy, you want to avoid corn
oils. It’s in the vegetable oils. Stay
away from that, cottonseed oil and canola.
Those are GMO, unless it’s organic.
Alright? Well thanks for watching. I put a
links down below of some amazing recipes
on how to make your own dressing. Alright,
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