Do raw vegetables still count as healthy food if they are dipped generously in ranch dressing?
How does fat-free ranch trash the liver? I don't think either fat-free or regular *commercial* varieties are at all healthful. Agree with you that the "real" stuff is pretty OK. I don't eat any of it, except rarely.
I think of vitamins, minerals & antioxidants. And then there's fiber, which is pretty lacking in the general American diet. I don't think antioxidants are taken from the soil; I think they re produced by the plant, and probably the same for vitamins.
I haven't seen that evidence that that's true. Do you have some? And hasn't most of the nutritional testing that forms the base of what we think is in vegetables been done on store-bought vegetables in the first place? And if it were true carrots wouldn't be orange. Which micronutrients do you mean?
I like the way you think. That's exactly what I was thinking.
It's still a raw vegetable regardless of what it is dipped in. It's still healthy, even if the dressing isn't necessarily healthy. You will still get the benefits of it.
This is also assuming the raw vegetables are worth anything. Most of the nutrient value of vegetables have to do with micro nutrients taken from soil. Store bought vegetables trend to be devoid.
Really depends on the ranch. Is it that fat free crap that trashes your liver? Or is it make from soy fillers with enough round up to use the ranch as weed and feed on your lawn? Or is it real stuff with the type of fat people should be eating?
Of course they're still healthy- the dressing doesn't change their consistency. The question should be does all that dressing negate the nutritional value of the veggies.
Fat free ranch dressing?
That's the only way they get eaten at my house. Hope they're healthy :-)
Technically yes raw vegetables are healthy but the dressing is not you will get some bad stuff from the dressing but you will get essential nutrients from the vegetables. So it's better to eat them with ranch than not eating them at all.
One word for you VItamins!
Neither of which have been banned, either. Anywhere (as far as I know, and can imagine).
Wouldn't that defeat the purpose?
They're still healthy food. They just happen to be healthy food dipped in unhealthy food.
Exactly, count the dressing separate. Or use fat free sour scream with your ranch mix and it's all healthy!
Kiera Yeah I know. Next thing you know they will try to ban soda and salt... Oh. Wait. Nevermind...
Agree 100%. It cannot be used for several athletes either. Otherwise players of football, hockey, and a few other sports that aim for strength and size would be considered "obese".
It asked "if raw vegetables still count as healthy food". The nutritional makeup of the vegetables is not changing, no matter what it's dipped in. You want the question changed to suit your answer. It's not rocket science...
BMI is a terrible way to measure people, I'm borderline obese with my height and weight yet 8% bf. I'm pretty sure that's not fat. There are more natural forms of ranch, just use that and avoid the hydrogenated oils.
The dressing may or may not be. But the veggies still are.
Pretty sure raw carrots drenched in dressing aren't going to make anyone fat. Bic Macs, lack of exercise, and hyperthyroid problems certainly might though.
I used the same logic to answer.
A lot of fat and dumb people out there!
Btw 3 oz fat free ranch have only 90 kcal and that would be a generous coating for a helping of veggies.
Try a zero calorie diet for 2 months and you'll see how important calories are for your health.
If you're still breathing after 2 months.
MSG makes food more savory.
It causes craving the same way a beautifully designed car causes a craving to possess it if you like cars.
Doesn't mean we should make cars ugly to help the environment.
Heck, why not add bitter agents to make food less attractive.
Works with anti nailbiting nail polish ;
Ranch doesn't kill nutrients so I say healthy. Now if the question was "Is it healthy to eat raw vegetables dipped generously in ranch dressing?" I'd say no.
The vegetables themselves are still healthy. The ranch not so much. Adding the ranch doesn't change the nutritional value of the vegetable.
No. Also, gross.
No way. That's why I always dip mine in chocolate!
But if you're going to eat a "healthy" snack or something it's not healthy anymore if you drown it in unhealthy dressings.
Yeah, carbs are broken down into simple sugars. Glucose is the main fuel that your body uses for energy. It's not evil. You can force your body to burn fats instead of glucose, but you go into ketosis, a state that has some negative consequences. Not worth it in my opinion.
A majority of ranch dressings have mono sodium glutamate, otherwise known as MSG which causes you to crave food! This seasoning is helping make our society obese!
But then the combination of these foods can't be considered "healthy."
It's like eating a cheeseburger with lettuce and tomato on it -- not healthy.
Considering how many calories are contained in Ranch dressing, I'd have to say no.
Probably isn't fresh healthy veggie either...
The raw veggies are still healthy. What you dip them in will not change that. The dip, on the other hand, may not be.
Moderation is key to healthy eating. The word generously caused a no vote form me on this one.
Carbs convert to sugar which damages & clogs your arteries.
Eggs are good fat. The oil could be, if it's olive or safflower or that like.
Lol clearly not... A mcky Ds salad has as much calories as there big mac...
I think homemade LOW-fat is a good compromise.
Depends on how you make it. Commercial nonfat ranch is full of sugar and starchy thickeners, at least the last time I looked at a bottle or package. Homemade can be pretty local, using almost any combo of nonfat yogurt, mayo (not always good in itself), sour cream, buttermilk, & your own seasonings.
Huh. "day" was supposed to be "fat."
Carbs don't automatically clog your arteries. ;And "clogged arteries" don't necessarily mean a person is day, either.) Up to a point your body uses glucose as *fuel.* Excess glucose may be stored as fat.