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Plate with avocadoChoose healthier fats more often, advises Human Resources.

Wellness tip advises opting for healthier fats

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.

Find more tips on maintaining a healthy and well-balanced diet in the 3 Keys to a Healthier “U” information sheets and Canada’s food guide.