Do you love to add a little butter or ghee to your vegetables? Doesn’t whipped cream (or coconut cream) make your strawberries even better? And doesn’t almond butter taste perfect with a banana? Guess what? All of these things are not only delicious but good for you as well.
In a recent article I wrote for the elephant journal, an online publication about yoga, sustainability, politics and spirituality, I talk about the importance of adding a little fat to your fruits and vegetables in order to properly absorb the nutrients out of them. Many vitamins and nutrients are fat-soluble and cannot be absorbed by the body without adequate fat.
Much of this information is intuitive as many of us already add coconut oil, olive oil, butter or other healthy fats to our foods. So carry on and enjoy your good fats.
Don’t be swept up in the ‘fat is bad’ craze. Instead, you can join a growing revolution of going back to traditional foods with a healthy balance of proteins and fats is helping reverse the enormous problems of obesity, diabetes, depression , high cholesterol and heart disease that a diet of processed sugars, grains and oils high in Omega-6 (like corn, canola, and soybean) have caused.
So, the next time you are enjoying your daily recommended fruits and veggies, add a little fat. Your body will be able to absorb all the goodness they have to offer.