Your body uses fat to store energy and is its main energy source. Fat also has other important functions and a moderate amount of fat in your diet is needed for good health. For example, fats aid in absorption of fat-soluble vitamins and some phytonutrients. Fats in food come in several forms, including saturated, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated. Too much fat or too much of the wrong type of fat can be unhealthy.
Did you know you can soften up some hardy greens like kale by massaging their leaves? A few minutes later you’ll have darker, softer, more palatable leaves without losing any of the crispiness.