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November 17, 2020 - AWAKEN

6 Plant-Based Healthy Fats To Include In Your Diet

6 Plant-Based Healthy Fats To Include In Your Diet
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A big change from the low-fat diet trend in the 90s, right? Contrary to the beliefs of the past, eating fat does not make you fat. But quality and type of fat is important for other aspects of your health like cholesterol and heart health. So what type of fat is best for the body? Plant-based fats are superior to animal-based fats when it comes to your health.

Plant-based fats have more monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats whereas animal-based fats have more saturated fat. Monounsaturated fats protect the heart by reducing cholesterol; oils rich in monounsaturated fats also contain vitamin E, which is a powerful antioxidant. Polyunsaturated fats are found mostly in plant-based foods and contain omega-3 fatty acids, which have been proven to be beneficial for heart health.

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