They contain as much fat as a fast-food double cheeseburger, but it’s mostly in the form of good-for-you monounsaturated fat. Adding avocados to your diet can significantly lower unhealthy LDL cholesterol and other blood fats.
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2. Dark Chocolate
Who knew? Half the fat in chocolate comes from healthy monounsaturated fats. However, only dark chocolate contains a high concentration of heart-healthy antioxidants, which lower blood pressure and protect the heart in other ways.
Seafood is the best source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are probably the best fat of all for your cardiovascular system and all-around health. Two weekly servings of fish (preferably oily varieties like salmon and Atlantic mackerel) can cut the risk of heart attack by up to 36 percent.
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