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Healthy fats are really important for your brain and your body.

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"I was told that eating fat was bad for you."

  • Healthy fats give your body energy, keep your skin and hair healthy and help you absorb vitamins.
  • Choose healthy fats found in plant foods, such as nuts, seeds, avocados and vegetable oils. 
  • Add fresh, frozen or canned seafood, such as fatty fish (like tuna, salmon and sardines) to your meals at least twice a week. They provide omega-3 fats that support heart health and brain health.
  • Limit fats that are solid at room temperature (like butter, coconut oil and lard) and switch to fats that are liquid at room temperature (like olive oil and canola oil)
  • Reduce less healthy fats in red meat by baking, broiling or roasting instead of frying.
Try This

Try one of the recipes with nuts or avocados listed below this week.

How to Cut Avocados

Jess Dang demonstrates an easy way to cut up an avocado.

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