While salads and veggies are good for you, they're even better with a touch of fat. (Yes, I insist!) Healthy oils such as olive, canola or avocado have been shown to maximize your nutrient absorption, and will make you feel full longer, too. Great for health AND weight loss!
A recent study from Purdue University suggests that topping your salads with a monounsaturated fat dressing (canola or olive oil) helps absorb the good protective stuff in the veggies (carotenoids). The best part is that the study also showed you only need a small amount of oil to reap the benefits!
My classic go-tos are expeller-pressed canola oil and extra virgin olive oil. For my salads, I simply drizzle one teaspoon of olive oil, a splash of lemon juice, and a touch of sea salt. Give it a shot!