Most salad dressings are very high in sodium

Here you are trying to eat healthier and now you found out that most salad dressings are very high in sodium. Read the labels and understand what the amount of sodium is per serving which is usually 2 Tablespoons. Many of us use much more especially for a large salad. The amount of sodium can vary by brand, so look at that too.

  • Ranch Dressing 245 mg sodium per serving
  • Thousand Island 276 mg per serving
  • Italian Dressing 486 mg per serving
  • Blue Cheese or roquefort Dressing 328 mg sodium, and Blue cheese lowfat version is 515 mg sodium per 2 Tablespoons

Learn how to make your own salad dressing, or use vinegar and oil (0 mg sodium), even just a squeeze of fresh lemon juice with some freshly ground black pepper (0 mg sodium).