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How can I increase my intake of monounsaturated fats (MUFAs)?

Monounsaturated fats (MUFAs) can actually lower total cholesterol and increase good, HDL cholesterol. Try to include a few servings of these foods in your diet: nuts, peanuts, walnuts, pistachios, cashew nuts, hazelnuts (remember, keep nut servings to 1/4 cup), avocado oil, canola oil and olive oil.

Remember, just 1 tablespoon of oil contains approximately 120 calories and 14 grams of fat -- although it is a healthier fat, you still need to use it in small amounts.

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