If you’re looking for crunchy snack, you can’t go wrong with popcorn and homemade is the best. But first, I’ve got some important information to share with you about fat.
Fat gets a bad rap even though it is a nutrient that we need in our diet. In fact, it’s well known that regular consumption of fat is crucial to overall health. Fats provide essential fatty acids to support basic functions in the body, it keeps our skin soft, and it help us absorb fat-soluble vitamins. In addition, fat adds flavor to food and provides a great source of energizing fuel.
Of course, it’s important to consume the right kind and amount of fat. But it’s not necessary to measure, weight, or count fat grams or calories. Instead, just add a bit of fat to your meals every day and choose mostly healthy fat sources. For example, sprinkle nuts or seeds on top of your oatmeal or yogurt, add a couple slices of avocado to your sandwich, or drizzle olive oil over your salad. For more ideas on how to use olive oil in your everyday eating and cooking, click here.
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Eating fat will not make you fat.
Fats with the most health benefits come from whole unprocessed (or minimally processed) plant sources such as nuts, seeds, avocados, olives, and olive oil. Oily fish such as salmon, sardines, and mackerel are an excellent source of healthy fat as well. These fish contain omega-3 fats and have been shown to support heart health.
Now, here is the recipe for Perfect Stovetop Popcorn. Make it with extra-virgin olive oil for a delicious snack with a healthy dose of fat.
Lorraine Matthews-Antosiewicz, MS, RD
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