Radio Archive: 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, but I wanted to post this to share some links to a few sites I used when researching dietary fats for the show on Healthy Fats I did for The Wake Up Call a few years back. 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”.