Have a Plant: Fruits & Veggies for Better Health

What fats will help me absorb vitamins from fruits and vegetables?

Answer

Fat soluble vitamins (A, D, E, and K) will absorb better when fat is consumed with them. For example, the vitamins, minerals and antioxidants in kale absorb better when dietary fat is available. However, focus on eating balanced meals that include healthy fats and a variety of fruits and vegetables for ideal nutrition. Select fats that are plant based (avocado, sunflower oil, peanut butter, flax, olive oil, and tofu) to get essential fatty acids and help with vitamin absorption. Try these great recipes that combine fat and produce: Avocado Garden Salad or Peanut Hummus & Vegetables.

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