5 Fat-Fighting Foods Every Diet Needs

Find out which healthy fats can help you stay slim.

5 Fat-Fighting Foods Every Diet Needs

These days, the health and wellness world is flooded with a wide array of different diets to choose from. The Paleo diet, vegan diet, Mediterranean diet, DASH diet, and others all offer benefits, but it appears there is one unanimous theme in all these healthy eating plans: healthy fats. Here are five fat-fighting foods you can feel good about adding to your diet.

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Olive Oil

A key heart-healthy ingredient, olive oil is another versatile and nutritious type of fat. You can sauté meat, roast nuts, make a homemade dressing, and use it in place of butter as a healthy dip. A staple of the Mediterranean diet, olive oil is packed with antioxidants and can help lower LDL cholesterol without impacting HDL cholesterol. As with almonds, olive oil is high in calories, so be mindful of portions when adding it to your diet.

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