What? Eating Fats With My Veggies Is Beneficial?

Yes, fats can be good for you! Despite what you might think, it’s important to eat a balanced diet that includes vegetables as well as fats from high-quality, minimally processed sources. The fact is, these fats actually help us better absorb and use the antioxidants, vitamins and minerals found in vegetables. Now, this doesn’t give you free reign to eat as much fried food as you want, but it does provide for some of those guilty pleasures!

Butter cut on a table

Where to find the right fats

You can find high-quality fats in organic butter, cheese, two percent/whole milk and olive oil. If you’re eating a healthy piece of meat that includes fat, it counts too.

Recent studies demonstrated that when people drank milk with a higher fat content, they reported drinking less milk to feel satisfied. A higher fat content can actually help save you calories by filling you up while you’re absorbing more of the nutrients from those leafy greens and other vegetables you’re eating at dinner.

Improving your health and skin

Studies also found that people who consumed more dairy products had a lower risk for stroke and heart disease than those who had very little dairy. Besides improving your health, dietary fats can help also improve the elasticity of your skin. Olive oil, for instance, contains vitamins E and K, and butter contains vitamin A, which can all help you look as good as you feel.

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