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7 Salad-Friendly Toppers Containing Healthy Fats


When we think of fat, we usually cast it in a negative light – that is, it will go straight to places in your body you least want it to go. However, while there are “bad” fats that can compromise your health in some situations, there are also good fats that your body needs to function properly.

While a salad is already a source of fiber and nutrients, you can step up your salad game by adding certain ingredients that can give you the form-friendly fats you need. Here are seven ideas for healthy (and delicious) additives to salads that contain these beneficial fats.

1. Olive Oil

This oil (extra virgin to be specific) is one of the most beneficial in any diet, according to a number of experts. The Mayo Clinic points out that while it’s true olive oil is high in fat content, the main type of fats are monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs) which are usually considered healthy.

These types of fats can actually lower risk of heart disease because they can help regular cholesterol levels, according to the clinic. These fats can also help control blood clotting properties and even glucose levels (which is helpful if you’re diabetic), it adds.

Olive Oil

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