While the benefits of good-for-you fats—like monounsaturated fatty acids and polyunsaturated fatty acids—are well known, why are we still afraid of them? If you find yourself snacking on low-fat chips, fat-free muffins, and fat-free pretzels instead of raw nuts, veggies and hummus, or an apple and peanut butter, your scale might be stalled. Healthy fats help keep you satisfied longer and can even fight cravings. Eating monounsaturated fats (like avocados, nut butter, nuts, and olive oil) can help reduce belly fat as well, according to research.
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