Ideas for Getting Good Fats
Hi, I'm Jessie, food editor here at EatingWell. And I'm Nicci, EatingWell's nutrition expert. Jessie, did you know that when it comes to heart health, there good fats and bad fats? That's right. One of the fats that you want to limit is saturated fat, and that's usually found in meats and full-fat dairy products. Nicci, the salad bar is a really easy place to do this, where you replace the unhealthy fats with more healthy fats. One choice you can make is avocado. This has a lot of healthy fats in it, as opposed to blue cheese or any kind f cheese, for that matter. Then you can also pick nuts to give a little crunch: almonds. These have a lot of monounsaturated fats, as opposed to bacon, which has saturated fat. And then just choose an olive-oil-based dressing or olive oil and vinegar instead of the creamy salad dressing and you're good to go. When in doubt, choose plant-based sources of fats, because they generally provide the heart-healthy kind. For more healthy eating tips like this, go to eatingwell.com, where good taste meets good health.