Hey, I’m on the radio once again! This time I was talking about healthy fats.
I’ve already written a bit about fats before, in my Beginner’s Guide To Fats, and Beginner’s Guide To Saturated Fats (I’ll be doing posts about unsaturated fats soonly!), but I wanted to post this to share some links to a few sites I’ve used when researching dietary fats. And maybe a recipe or two will slip in here as well.
Salads are a great addition to any Positively Healthy diet, right? But did you know you’re actually doing yourself a disservice by reaching for those non-fat salad dressings? A good salad is going to be packed with vitamins, including Vitamins A, D, E and K which are all fat soluble. This means they need fat for the body to properly absorb them. So using a regular dressing that has a healthy-fat (like olive oil for example) actually makes that salad even more healthy for you.
- Fat-free Salad Dressings are Ridiculous. Here’s Why - from fooducate.com, goes in depth as to why you don’t want to use those non-fat dressings.
- Dress Up Your Salad – from NY Times, includes some good dressing recipes you can make yourself
- Benefits of Oil-Based Salad Dressings – from How Stuff Works
A couple other links to share…
- 8 Cooking Oil Facts Everyone Must Know - from Andy Bellatti of Small Bites
- Homemade Magic Shell Ice Cream Topping - From Simple Homemade, because it’s ok to indulge in a little treat now and then, so why not have something without all the artificial junk in it? It’s the use of coconut oil that gives it the “magic”.
The Wake Up Call is on Saturday’s at 9am. You can listen live on AM950 in the Twin Cites over the air, or from anywhere via online or smart-phone streaming. I’ll update this post with a link to the podcast once we have that online as well.
update: Here is a link to the podcast of the show – you should go give it a listen!
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