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WJLA, August 29, 2012

Top benefits of healthy fats: What they are and how they help

Not all fat is evil. Fat--the healthy kind--is actually necessary and could even help you lose weight and look better. Take a look at some sources of healthy fat and what their benefits are.

Avocados

The fruit not only has shown to lower cholesterol, but has also shown to keep the body strong. Researchers found that competitive runners who ate less than 20 percent fat suffered more injures than those that had at least 31 percent. Researchers said that extreme low-fat diets weaken muscles and joints.

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