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Natural Wellness; Salads Shouldn't Be Fat Free

The fat-free salad dressing that you thought was making your salad healthier may actually prevent you from getting the most out of your vegetables. Spinach, tomatoes, and carrots - basically all dark green, red, orange, and yellow vegetables - are rich in cancer- fighting nutrients. Studies have found that people who eat 3-5 servings of these veggies a day have lower rates of breast, colon, bladder, and prostate cancer. But many of the antioxidants that give these vegetables their nutritional punch are best absorbed by the body when there's a little bit of fat. The mono-unsaturated fats found in olive and canola oil are best.

(For more information contact Dr. B. at wellness@ntcnet.com)

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