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Want to Live a Long Life? Add These Healthy Fats to Your Diet

At some point we all leave our indestructible teenage mentality behind and realize that if we want to live a long and healthy life, we can’t subsist on doughnuts and Doritos. For years, fat has been at the center of the health debate. After all, the number one cause of death in America is heart disease. But as it turns out, while you should avoid the trans fats found in things like commercially made cookies and limit your intake of saturated fats, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats are essential to living a long, healthy life.

Get your fill by incorporating these healthy, high-fat foods into your daily life. 

1. Avocados

Mashed avocado on toast with veggies.

Mashed avocado on toast with veggies. Avocado on toast makes for a breakfast filled with healthy fats. | iStock.com

Avocados are so good, they feel like an indulgence. For many years, they were treated as one. Why? Because they’re high in fat, with 22 grams per cup. Before you ban the buttery, smooth fruit from your life, keep in mind that most of the fat found in avocados is monounsaturated. This form of good fat is great for your heart and can even lower bad cholesterol.

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