There is a misconception that fats are bad for your health but adding good fats to your diet can benefit your health significantly. Adding a small amount of healthy fat to your diet will provide the body with the essential fatty acids it cannot make itself. Fat is also necessary for the absorption of vitamins A, D, and E and even plays an important role in creating a strong structure for your cell membranes. Omega-3 fatty acids are essential for optimal nervous, heart, and brain function, and can be found in unsaturated fats. And let’s not forget, healthy fats can help aid in your weight loss journey.
What are the healthiest fats? “Good” unsaturated fats — Monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats — lower disease risk. Foods high in good fats include vegetable oils (such as olive, canola, sunflower, soy, and corn), nuts, seeds, and fish.
Salmon, Avocado, Tofu, and of course a drizzle of Extra Virgin Olive Oil are some of our favorite healthy fat sources to pair with our Fresh, Greenhouse Grown Tomatoes, Cucumbers, and Peppers! Below we have compiled some of our favorite recipes for you to see how tasty healthy fats can be!
1. Salmon Poke Bowl with Luscious Seedless Long English® Cucumbers, Radish, Scallions, and Seaweed on a bed of Rice
2. Avocado, Arugula & Sinfully Sweet Campari® tomatoes on Rye Crisp Bread
3. Tofu Kebabs with Sweet Bells®, Onion & Zucchini with a Creamy Cashew Sauce
Other plant-based healthy fats include:
- Avocado. Avocados are as nutritious as they are delicious
- Nuts. Nuts are one of the best sources of fat in a vegan diet
- Chia Seeds
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Dark Chocolate