Some healthy fats to include in your regular diet include peanut and almond butter, olive oil, and fish (including fish oil
pills). Eggs are great too! Just keep in mind though, that just because it’s healthy fat doesn’t mean you can’t go overboard with the calories!
What do these fat soluble vitamins do for us anyway?
Vitamin A helps our eyes adjust to lighting changes and plays a key role in bone growth, reproduction, and tooth development. Deficiencies may include bad vision in the dark or dry and rough skin.
Vitamin D plays a key role in helping our body’s use of calcium and phosphorous. Once again, a key vitamin to develop or maintain strong and healthy bones and teeth.
Vitamin E plays the role of an antioxidant by protecting our red blood cells and may help prevent heart disease and cancer.
Vitamin K assists in normal blood clotting. Ever get a really small abrasion that just won’t stop bleeding?
That being said, when it comes to diet, fat is NOT our enemy. It’s our friend. We just need to include the right fats within our meals and avoid the wrong fats (potato chips, fried foods, creamydressings, etc.). There’s a saying out there that goes “eat fat to fight fat” and I live by that daily!