Dietary fats are nutrients found in foods that supply calories and help the body to absorb certain vitamins. They can be found in both plant and animal foods, but leading health organizations recommend that plants provide most of the fat in our diets. Although most plant foods like vegetables, fruits, whole grains and beans are naturally low in fat, some, such as avocadoes, nuts, seeds and oils are naturally high in fat. These high-fat plant foods also contain vitamins, minerals, fiber and health-protective phytochemicals, so small to moderate amounts of these foods are part of a cancer-fighting diet.
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