Lemon And Lime Salad Dressing

Given my low Vitamin D levels, I am eating a lot of tinned tuna. It is not the most exciting ingredient flavour wise so I am adding it to salads. The lemon and lime salad dressing adds a lot of zingy flavour.

Lemon And Lime Salad Dressing
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It was really hard work sticking to my regime of slowly adding back my supplements. With the outbreak of Covid-19 I wanted to start taking an antiviral supplement. But, I had to stay disciplined. I got the results back from my blood tests and my Vitamin D levels were finally above what they needed to be. After my bone density scan last year my count was 17 nanograms/milliliter. Whereas this is not considered dangerously low, it was not optimal. Following the advice of my health care practitioner I started off by taking 3000 IU Vitamin D-3 per day. After a month I dropped this to 2000 IU per day. I then stopped taking the Vitamin D for three weeks before being tested to get an accurate reading. I was really relieved to see the improvement to 38 ng/ml.

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The long term aim is to keep the levels above 32 ng/ml. The main reason is to maintain my bone health. But, the added benefit is that high Vitamin D levels can assist our body in fighting off infections. I will lower my dose to 1000 IU per day in summer, and ensure I sit outside every day. And in winter I shall double the dose. Of course, I am doing this under advisement from a medical professional. Personally I would recommend that you get tested for Vitamin D deficiency. I really thought I was OK given how much time I spend outdoors. But, when I got my results I was really shocked at how low my levels were. Have you ever been tested and do you take a vitamin D supplement? 

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Lemon And Lime Salad Dressing

This dressing is perfect to add zing to your salads
Recipe Category: Salad Dressing
All Rights Reserved: An original recipe from Lavender and Lime

Ingredients

  • 80 mls lemon juice
  • 45 mls lime juice
  • 2 cm fresh root ginger, grated
  • 20 mls date syrup
  • 15 mls tarragon mustard
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to season

Method

  • Place the juice, ginger, syrup and mustard into a mixing bowl
  • Whisk to combine and then season to taste
  • Store in a salad dressing container and use as needed
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