ATLANTA, April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Eating a salad every day with your favorite salad dressing is an easy way to add valuable nutrients to your diet – nutrients that promote good health and may ward off disease. Visit www.saladaday.org to find creative salad recipes and learn the health benefits of eating salads with your favorite dressing. You will find salad recipes with chicken, salad recipes with pasta and vegetable salads, all with great salad dressing recommendations.
Salad eaters tend to have higher intakes of key nutrients, such as Vitamins C and E and folate. The healthy oils found in salad dressings help to promote the absorption of key nutrients, including many important antioxidants that are found in leafy greens and other vegetables and fruits. In addition, the majority of salad dressings are free of trans fat.
What's the key to a healthy salad? According to Sarah Wally, M.S., R.D., "The nutritional value of your salad depends on what ingredients you choose." Selecting a rainbow of colorful fruits and vegetables for salads ensures you're eating a wide range of beneficial nutrients.
Saladaday.org is a program of The Association for Dressings and Sauces (ADS), the international trade association that represents salad dressing, mayonnaise and condiment sauce manufacturers and suppliers to the industry. Since 1992, ADS has celebrated May as National Salad Month.
About The Association for Dressings and Sauces
The Association for Dressings and Sauces (ADS) is an international trade association representing salad dressing, mayonnaise and condiment sauce manufacturers and suppliers to the industry. ADS is managed by the Kellen Company (www.kellencompany.com), a leading global professional services company. Visit www.dressings-sauces.org to learn more about the nutritional benefits of salads and salad dressings, and to obtain numerous salad recipes as well as a copy of the brochure, "The Good News About Salad Dressings and Sauces." For more information about the health aspects of fresh vegetable and salad dressing consumption and related research, visit www.saladaday.org.
SOURCE Association for Dressings and Sauces