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Eating for Life

HEALTH & NUTRITION | Not all fats will make you fat

Avocado dish adds ‘good’ fat to your diet.

Updated: 2008-03-19T17:41:20Z

By JILL WENDHOLT SILVA

The Kansas City Star

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Some fats actually help you stay healthy. These include Omega 3 rich foods such as fresh (wild, not farm-raised) fish, walnuts, pumpkin seeds and flaxseed oils.

Monounsaturated fats including seeds, nuts and olive oil reduce blood pressure, lower cholesterol and boost immunity.

Read the labels on the foods you buy. Replace items containing hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated fats or oils with monounsaturated and Omega 3 rich foods.


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