Fats can add a lot of flavour to food and aid in the absorption of some nutrients, but diets higher in unhealthy fats are linked to health risks, warns a message sent Monday to UWindsor faculty and staff by Human Resources.
It offers some tips to help get good fats in your diet and limit unhealthier ones:
- Flavour your salad with balsamic and or other vinegar, fresh lemon juice, herbs, and spices instead of a store-bought dressing.
- Add mashed avocado to sandwiches instead of butter or mayonnaise.
- For dipping, make your own hummus instead of spinach or artichoke dip.
- Substitute canola or olive oil for butter when stir-frying or sautéing.
- Eat a small handful of almonds or walnuts with a piece of fruit for a simple snack, instead of chips or pretzels.