All throughout my childhood and into my adulthood, the words “chemical free” were unknown to me. I was used items such chemical salad dressings. Sadly, I was placing my body at high risk of being poisoned.
Once I got older, I started watching my weight and thought that getting the “lite” salad dressings was a healthy choice. To my surprise, I was killing my liver, and poisoning my body.
I thought to myself is it possible for any product to be chemical free? Have you ever wondered what a chemical free definition looks like? Well, here you go:
Chemical-free (of farming or cultivation) not involving the use of artificial chemicals, especially pesticides or fertilizers: “a sustainable, chemical-free, grass-based livestock operation”
Now you tell me, does this look like a chemical free dressing?
Soybean Oil, Water, Egg Yolk, Sugar, Salt, Cultured Nonfat Buttermilk, Natural Flavors (Soy), Spices. Less than 1% of Dried Garlic, Dried Onion, Vinegar, Phosphoric Acid, Xanthan Gum, Modified Food Starch, Monosodium Glutamate, Artificial Flavors, Disodium Phosphate, Sorbic Acid and Calcium Disodium EDTA as Preservatives, Disodium Inosinate and Disodium Guanylate.
There are more chemicals in this product, than actual food!
Fact: Did you know that “organic natural flavor food” means that companies can add anything to your food? Items can be derived from pretty much anything, even a beaver’s butt. Yes I said it. Click here to see my post about natural flavors.
When placing chemical filled things into your body, your body will start to react in crazy ways.. The human body was not designed to ingest chemicals, but whole, chemical free, natural foods.
So symptoms of digesting chemical filled food would be such things as: Massive bloating, discomfort, cramps, headaches, flu like symptoms, running to the restroom (if you catch my drift). In addition, Chemicals attach to whatever they can inside your body. This can lead to even more health problems. I like to call this a slow deterioration of your body, or in some cases a quick one, chemical free
Despite all of the chemicals in this world, I have good news for you; below I have given 2 healthy homemade salad dressing recipes; these dressings are healthy, super easy, fresh, and clean.
Olive oil, garlic vinaigrette:
Natural Salad Dressing 1
1 or 2 cloves of garlic,
A few tablespoons of good quality olive oil,
Red wine vinegar to taste
Fine cracked pepper
Salt to taste.
Note: you will have to play around with the ratios you like.
Whisk together and you will have yourself a fantastic natural dressing, which is delicious and healthy
Creamy Cucumber dressing
Natural Salad Dressing 2
1 cup of Greek yogurt
salt, garlic powder, and pepper to taste.
Finely grate the cucumber, add the rest of the ingredients and whisk.
This dressing makes a great dip for raw veggies, or a dressing for a hearty taco, or steak salad
Note: You could also modify this recipe and try other things like fresh dill, with a little lemon. This would resemble that traditional ranch flavor; you are used to with a salad dressing.
You could very easily make this a healthy organic salad dressing, by using all organic products.
I hope you keep this in mind the next time you go to reach for a bottle of salad dressing.