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Dr. Oz explains how MUFA and PUFA healthy fats diet boosts weight loss

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Dr. Mehmet Oz has recently featured several experts who advocate eating a high fat diet for health and weight loss, such as Dr. David Perlmutter's "Grain Brain" diet. On his Feb. 7 talk show, Dr. Oz revealed the latest research on which healthy fats can actually boost your weight loss and burn calories faster.

To supercharge your weight loss Dr. Oz recommends eating the right fats:

First, eat monounsaturated fatty acids, or MUFAs. Examples include avocado, olives, olive oil, coconut oil, nuts like cashews, almonds and pecans, nut butters and dark chocolate. How much should you eat? Dr. Oz recommends choosing a serving with each meal and consuming 50 percent of your calories from fat in the form of MUFAs. Sample portions:

The second step to this diet: Eat PUFAs (polyunsaturated fatty acids). Found in fatty fish such as salmon, seaweed, some seeds and sunflower oil, PUFAs boost the metabolism while breaking down fat cells. The latest study showed these healthy fats increased weight loss in obese women.

For optimal results, include at least two PUFA-rich foods into your meals every day. Here are some good examples:

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