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Should I add fats to my salad?

Why Your Body Needs Fat with Vegetables

So, why does your body need fat to absorb these essential nutrients? It all comes down to introductory chemistry. Carotenoids and many other phytochemicals are fat-soluble, requiring fat for digestion and absorption.

Without enough fat in your salad, these valuable nutrients may pass through your digestive system without being fully utilized by your body.

Research has shown that adding fat to salads can increase the absorption of carotenoids like beta-carotene and lycopene by up to 15 times compared to eating salads without fat.

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Last updated: May 23, 2024 14:07 PM