Healthy Fats for Female Athletes

By Jessica Drummond

Over the last few decades there has been a lot of confusion about how much fat one should eat and what types of fat are healthy. When it comes to dietary fat recommendations for female athletes, there is a lot of good data that demonstrates the cardiovascular and performance benefits of eating the “right size” amount of healthy fat – not too much and not too little.

Recommending healthy and delicious recipes that contain healthy fats support our female athlete clients in many ways. Eating the right amount of the healthiest kinds of fats promotes abundant energy, reduces inflammation, keeps cell membranes flexible, optimizes focus, and supports micronutrient absorption.

One simple way to get all of these benefits, is to teach your clients to make their own pure olive oil based salad dressing (and avoid the rancid fats and preservatives found in many store bought salad dressings.)

Watch the video below to see how I make my Everyday Salad Dressing at home.

I hope you enjoyed the video!

I would love to hear your favorite healthy fat recipes. Share them in the comments below. Will you start making your own salad dressing now?

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