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Fat is unhealthy, and therefore our diets should be as low in fat as possible.


However, since there actually are different types of fat, believing in this myth could actually be detrimental to your health. See, there are some fats (saturated and trans) that you certainly do want to greatly limit (and in the case of trans, avoid altogether). But there are two types of fat that you should purposely be eating. This would of course be polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fat, also known as the "healthy fats." Found in foods such as nuts, seeds, fish, fish oil, olive oil, and flax seed oil, these types of fat provide a variety of health benefits and are an essential part of our diet. Avoiding them because of some silly "all fat is unhealthy" idea could actually be bad for you, rather than the other way around.

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