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Friendly Fats
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Avocados, nuts, olives, and seeds—even if you have high cholesterol, don’t give ‘em up.

In case you haven’t quite gotten the whole fat thing down yet, unsaturated fats are your friends when it comes to lowering bad LDL cholesterol and raising good HDL cholesterol. So if your salad looks a little dull tonight, make your stomach and your arteries happy: toss in some walnuts, sunflower seeds, or avocado and use a dressing made with olive oil. Then, eat up.

Reprinted by permission of RealAge “Tip of the Day” at www.realage.com.

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Reprinted with permission from the Canadian Adventist Messenger, September 2006. Copyright © 2006 by GraceNotes. All rights reserved. Use of this material is subject to usage guidelines.

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