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8 Foods That Deserve a Healthier Reputation


It’s January and that means lots of New Year’s resolutions about eating better, exercising more, and losing weight. A key part of that plan is picking the right foods to consume, which means having a clear idea of which foods are unhealthy and which foods are good for you.

Trouble is, there are plenty of foods out there that have got a bad reputation in one way or another. Let’s take a closer look at several foods that more people should be eating right now…

 

1. Avocado

You’ve probably heard that avocado is full of fat, and that’s true! This unique fruit (that doesn’t really taste like your typical fruit) does contain plenty of natural fat.

But here’s the thing, those fats are monounsaturated fats, which makes them very different than the fat found in processed foods—like hamburgers, hot dogs, and ice cream. In fact, the fats in avocados have been shown to help lower the risk of heart disease and stroke, according to research from Pennsylvania State University.

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