Through an email, I just discovered that one of my friends eats salad without any dressing (or maybe sometimes just picante sauce), and I shot back at her with a reply.
Fat/oil is imperative to nutrient absorption. This not only applies to salads but all vegetables, whether raw or cooked. Use some fat!
I never, ever bought into the low-fat thing. I love fat. The marrow in round steak bones (long gone now) was delicious, as was the external fat (cooked until translucent) on a T-bone or sirloin. It's not even available any more, as they trim all that off. Those were the days...!
We have really been hoodwinked in the last 40-50 years. We've replaced real food with processed and refined products high in sugars and carbohydrates. They are destroying our health.
Maybe we're finally coming to our senses. Copy and paste: