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Ditch trans fats and limit saturated fats, but keep unsaturated fats in your diet.
Fats have gotten a bad rap for the last two decades, thanks to a no-fat diet trend. "People still believe that eating fat makes you fat. But it's not true. What puts on the pounds is the combination of excess calories and too little physical activity," says registered dietitian Kathy McManus, director of the Department of Nutrition at Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women's Hospital. Furthermore, some fats are good for you, while others are bad. Understanding the difference will keep you healthier.
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