6 Shocking Facts About Your Salad Dressing

Your greens may be natural, but be careful what you’re using to top off that salad.

By Leah Zerbe


High fructose corn syrup makes you dumber2. Popular brands use an ingredient that’s making you dumb.
Scientists recently discovered that ingesting high-fructose corn syrup for just 6 weeks made lab animals less smart. While you’d expect this processed, brain-draining sweetener in candy, you might be surprised to find it in many salad dressings sold under many popular and higher-end brands, like Girard's Blue Cheese.
Try this instead: The organic label ensures there’s no high-fructose corn syrup in your dressing, so go that route whenever possible. Beware of dressing with too much regular sugar, too. Bradley says many fruit-based dressings, like raspberry vinaigrette, sometimes harbor a deceiving amount of sweeteners.

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