Volume 12

September 2014

Issue 9  Page 6

Published By Central Church of Christ Women
Editor: Mary Ellen Evans


Table of Contents:

About this Ministry
   o Planning Team
   o Past Newsletters
   o Our Church's Web

Page 1:
    o
Lessons from a Panhandle Sunset

Page 2:
  o
Try this Quiz

Page 3:
  o Dorcas House

Page 4:
  o News Bites
      o Ladies Bible
          Class
      o Sister Saturday
      o Dorcas House
          Scheduling
      o Beth Moore
          Simulcast

Page 5:
   o Nickson Recipe
      o Chicken
          Fettuccine
           Alfredo
      o
Apple Butter

Page 6:
   o Salad Dressings
       Store Bought  vs
        Healthy &
         Delicious

Store Bought Salad Dressings vs. Healthy & Delicious

Almost all store-bought salad dressings contain a significantly high amount of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). They also contain heavily refined soybean oil and/or refined canola oil, both of which are VERY unhealthy. The poly-unsaturated components of these oils is oxidized which makes them very inflammatory inside your body, plus the soybean oil is too high in omega-6 fatty acids to be healthy.

Even salad dressings that claim to be made with healthy olive oil can be deceptive. If you read the ingredient list you will find they almost all contain more refined soybean oil or canola oil than olive oil. For a delicious and healthy salad dressing try this:

Geary's Healthy-Fat Blend Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing

Fill your salad dressing container with these approximate ratios of liquids:

  • 1/3rd of container filled with balsamic vinegar
  • 1/3rd of container filled with apple cider vinegar
  • fill the remaining 1/3rd of container with equal parts of extra virgin olive oil and "Udo's Choice EFA Oil Blend" (Found at most health food stores or can substitute any cold pressed EFA oil)
  • Add just a small touch (approx 1 or 2 teaspoons) of real maple syrup
  • Add a little bit of onion powder, garlic powder, sea salt, and black pepper

Shake the container to mix all ingredients well.

The reason I choose to blend the extra virgin olive oil half & half with the Udo's Choice Oil is that they make up for what each lacks... Although extra virgin olive oil is healthy and contains important antioxidants, it is mostly monounsaturated, and is low in the essential fatty acids (EFAs). The Udo's Choice Oil is higher in unrefined polyunsaturated oils with a good healthy balance of omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acids.

(Excerpted from an article by Mike Geary,
Certified Nutritionist & best selling author.)