Stay away from vinegar [dressings] because they are loaded with sugar and yeast and are acidic,” Dr. Gioffre says. Anything acidic that goes into the body will make you retain fat to neutralize the acid. “The one exception is apple cider vinegar as it is unpasteurized and unfiltered and does have an alkaline-forming effect inside your body.” With that said, the best option is fresh squeezed organic lemon juice or lime juice, with extra virgin olive oil. Dr. Gioffre’s favorite dressing is from the Alkamind 7-Day Alkaline Cleanse.