Plant-based diets continue to gain popularity as more people begin to recognize the benefits of plant-based eating. An abundance of unique and delicious plant-based alternatives are popping up on grocery store shelves, restaurants, and cookbooks — showing the world that incorporating more plant-based food into their diets is quicker and easier than ever.
Plant-based fats are a staple for any diet because of their nutritional benefits (improved heart health, improved LDL cholesterol, and weight loss). Healthy plant derived fats are generally polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats. Some common examples of these fats include extra virgin avocado oil, refined avocado oil, extra virgin olive oil, nuts, and seeds.