- Extra Virgin Olive Oil,
- Aged Balsamic Vinegar,
- Trapani Sea Salt and
- Black Pepper.
Why does this matter?
Because your gut health is important, it plays a pivotal role in your overall well-being.
Remember, the gastrointestinal system is the main “portal” for taking in and processing nutrients. It also serves as a communication center and disease fighter. Therefore an inflamed guts translates into lower immune system and not feeling well overall.
What can you do to keep your guts healthy?
The #1 thing you must do is reduce the consumption of Salad Dressings that are loaded with emulsifiers and thickeners.
Yes, emulsifiers and thickeners are a common ingredient of most Dressing. They are added to enhance texture and extend shelf life. Unfortunately, these ingredients can affect your gut negatively. For instance, emulsifiers have been associated with increased incidence of several chronic inflammatory diseases like inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and metabolic syndrome, both the result of gut microbiota alterations.
NOTE: Do not be confused by the word natural. Lecithin is a natural emulsifier and yet alters the microbiota in your guts as much as carboxymethylcellulose (CMC), which is a synthetic emulsifier.
Salads by themselves are extremely healthy. Greens are loaded with vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. The last thing you want to do is ruin such a healthy dish with a salad dressing that is loaded with emulsifiers, thickeners, sugar, sodium and more.
Avoid Salad Dressings with a long list of ingredients. Avoid Salad Dressings tha contain emulsifiers and thickeners. Choose, as much as possible, a salad dressing that is low in sugar and sodium, with fewer ingredients that you can pronounce.
My family and I believe in empowering customers with food that truly helps them reach their health goals. This is why Papa Vince Salad Dressing has no emulsifiers or thickeners, no sugar added, low sodium and high in vitamins and polyphenols and good monounsaturated fats. Why don’t you replace your current salad dressing for Papa Vince’s? I know you will notice the difference!!
Randomized Controlled-Feeding Study of Dietary Emulsifier Carboxymethylcellulose Reveals Detrimental Impacts on the Gut Microbiota and Metabolome, Gastroenterology, Volume 162, Issue 3, 2022, Pages 743-756, ISSN 0016-5085, (AGA: American Gastroenterological Association), Paper accessed: 08/18/2022
Paper Link: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0016508521037288