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Types of fat

The body needs fat. It's a major energy source and also helps you absorb certain vitamins and nutrients. Fats that are good for health include monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, the kinds in vegetable oils, fatty fish, whole grains, seeds, and nuts. Saturated fats, found mainly in meat, butter, whole milk, and cheese, aren't as good for health. Trans fats (found mainly in solid margarines, packaged and prepared foods, and deep-fried restaurant foods) are bad…

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