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Why should I eat some fat with my vegetables?

Ms. Ashley Koff, RD
Nutrition & Dietetics
All things equal (meaning ideally your veggies are organic -- fresh or frozen), eating vegetables with some fat help us absorb the phytonutrients (means plant-based nutrients, antioxidants) better. Why? Many of these nutrients are fat soluble. So if you want to have raw or steamed, make sure to have some healthy fat at your meal (avocado, olives, chia seeds, nuts, flaxseed, hempseed and olive oil, etc) or go ahead and use an appropriate amount of oil to sauté, bake, or stir fry your veggies.

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