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What are healthy fats?

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The healthier choices are monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. You’ll find these in plants, nuts, and fish like salmon or tuna. And, like everything you eat, keep your portion sizes small. Fats pack a lot of calories in small amounts.

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: "What Is Cholesterol?"

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "What Is Cholesterol?"

Jenkins, D. , Dec. 14, 2010. Canadian Medical Association Journal

CDC: "Nutrition for Everyone: Polyunsaturated Fats and Monounsaturated Fats."

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on March 18, 2018

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: "What Is Cholesterol?"

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "What Is Cholesterol?"

Jenkins, D. , Dec. 14, 2010. Canadian Medical Association Journal

CDC: "Nutrition for Everyone: Polyunsaturated Fats and Monounsaturated Fats."

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on March 18, 2018

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