Looking to make a healthy change? Adding more produce to your diet is a good first step. This could be a time-consuming endeavor—washing, chopping, shredding, dicing, mincing, steaming, boiling, sauteing, roasting, and pureeing produce can quickly amount to hours in the kitchen. But here’s a tip that’s surprisingly both time-saving and health-enhancing: one of the biggest benefits of eating more fruits and vegetables is that you can (and should!) enjoy many of them in their simplest form: raw.
Healthy fats are an important part of any dietary approach to wellness. Although many well-intentioned eaters religiously avoid fatty foods, eating the right kinds of fat can actually benefit your health. But what exactly are healthy fats, and where are they found?