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Study: You can best absorb some salad nutrients when it's topped with full-fat dressing.

By Dana Blinder What you put on your salad may be just as, if not more, important than what you put in it. Researchers at Purdue University built off a 2004 study that determined nutritional benefits from salad were more available for intestinal absorption when mixed with a full-fat instead of a low-fat dressing. The new study looked into what kind of fat-based dressings resulted in the same health benefits, with the least amount of added fat. “The study, published early online in the journal Molecular Nutrition & Food Research , found that monounsaturated fat-rich dressings (like those made with canola oil and olive oil) required the least amount of fat to get the most carotenoid absorption, while saturated fat and polyunsaturated fat dressings required higher amounts of fat to get the same benefit.” For variations on traditional olive oil and vinegar dressings, try summe...

Full article: http://news.runnersworld.com/2012/06/22/dressing-matters-...

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