When it comes to salads, it’s always better to make them with fresh, organic vegetables from your local farmers market, and they always seem to taste better with a homemade dressing. Making your own salad dressing is beneficial not only for your wallet, but also for your health. Many store bought salad dressings are full of sodium, which can lead to high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease (1), so the next time you have a salad, try using some of the ingredients you already have at home!
1. Long term effects of dietary sodium reduction on cardiovascular disease outcomes: observational follow-up of the trials of hypertension prevention. The British Medical Journal. http://www.bmj.com/content/334/7599/885?query=rft.jtitle%25253DCirculation%2526rft.stitle%25253DCirculation%2526rft.issn%25253D0009-7322%2526rft.aulast%25253DYu%2526rft.auinit1%25253DH.%252BC.%252BM.%2526rft.volume%25253D98%2526rft.issue%25253D23%2526rft.spage%25253D2621%2526rft.epage%25253D2628%2526rft.atitle%25253DSalt%252BInduces%252BMyocardial%252Band%252BRenal%252BFibrosis%252Bin%252BNormotensive%252Band%252BHypertensive%252BRats%2526rft_id%25253Dinfo%25253Adoi%25252F10.1161%25252F01.CIR.98.23.2621%2526rft_id%25253Dinfo%25253Apmid%25252F9843472%2526rft.genre%25253Darticle%2526rft_val_fmt%25253Dinfo%25253Aofi%25252Ffmt%25253Akev%25253Amtx%25253Ajournal%2526ctx_ver%25253DZ39.88-2004%2526url_ver%25253DZ39.88-2004%2526url_ctx_fmt%25253Dinfo%25253Aofi%25252Ffmt%25253Akev%25253Amtx%25253Actx