Friday, October 16, 2015

Hug a Fat Month

Hi friends!

In honor of a blog I follow, and love dearly, I've decided to participate in her Hug A Fat Month!

What is this, you might ask?  Well, Hug A Fat Month is all about celebrating the healthy fats we love.  Things like avocado, coconut, nuts and seeds.  All of these foods house healthy fats and vitamins our bodies need to thrive.

I really enjoy all forms of healthy fats, but at the moment I am loving avocado.  The creamy vibrant green fruit makes an amazing topping to almost any dish.  Avocados are loaded with vitamin K, C, and E and are also a good source of folate, potassium (more than bananas!), and vitamins B6 and B5.

Vitamins C, and E are all really good for skin, hair, and nail health.  Vitamin K plays a major role in healthy blood clotting (i.e. when you get a cut, it helps the blood to clot so you do not over-bleed).

Avocados also are a good source of fiber; packing 7 grams of the good stuff in a 100 gram serving!

You can eat avocados straight out of the skin, mash it up and use as a dip, blend with other veggies for an out of this world dressing, or add slices to a bowl of vegan chili!

Eating some fat is good for you because the fat helps your body absorb fat-soluble vitamins like A, E, D, and K!

What's your favorite source of healthy fat?  Let me know in the comments and share with Chocolate Covered Katie!