Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Inquirer Daily News

Five fats you must have

1 AVOCADO

Avocados are chock-full of good-for-you monounsaturated fat. They're rich, creamy and delicious. Just when you thought it could not get any better, avocado also may lower LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol).

2 EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL OR OLIVES

High in monounsaturated fats, olives and olive oil pack a serious, nutritious punch. Many studies show that olive oil protects the heart.

3 NUTS, SEEDS & NUT BUTTERS

What's not to love about nuts? The fat in nuts also has been proven to provide protection against heart disease. Nuts taste wonderful alone or can enhance a meal or a salad.

4 FULL-FAT DAIRY

Especially organic, dairy packs healthy Omega 3 fatty acids, is rich and creamy and just plain old delicious.

5 DARK CHOCOLATE

Chocolate is half fat, and it's the good stuff, the monounsaturated fats. Just remember, a little dab will do you.

Kimberly Garrison Daily News Personal Fitness Columnist
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