Some plant foods are high in fat, Elizabeth Tracey reports


If you’re overweight or obese, or if you’re simply trying to change your diet to be more health promoting, you may have been told that fat is a no-no. Johns Hopkins dietician Jaclyn Rose says that’s true for some fats, such as butter or saturated animal fats, but not true for those found in plant sources.

Rose: Fish, avocado, nuts, seeds, flaxseed, those are things I encourage folks to have as part of their diet. What I really want to focus on is more fiber, because fiber can help to increase your satiety at meals, it’s higher in vitamins and minerals, and also, foods like fruits and vegetables tend to be much lower in calories than other food products. So as a diet, as a whole if you’re focusing on more fruits and vegetables that can actually help with weight maintenance and weight loss over time.  :31

Rose says limiting fats, even plant ones, is still a good idea since they’re still as calorie dense, so fill up on fresh fruits and veggies rather than fat. At Johns Hopkins, I’m Elizabeth Tracey.