Fats always seem to get a bad rap, but actually, many can boost your health.
Study after study shows that by cutting back on animal protein and "saturated" fats (found in meat), eating more fruits and vegetables, and reaching for healthy "unsaturated" fats (found in plant-based foods like nuts and avocados), you can keep your ticker in top shape.
Good fats benefit your brain, too. To maximize your memory, eat a balanced diet that includes omega-3 fats from fish, walnuts, and flaxseeds. These fats reduce inflammation in the brain, which may promote memory loss. Pumpkin seeds are another of the few plant foods to contain the brain-boosting omega-3 fatty acids. They're among my favorite snacks. … Back to Article
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