High Fat Foods That Are Healthy
By Sara Butler
Fat has had a hard time in recent years. It’s been highly vilified, but since people have cut it out of their diet, they’re also eating more refined carbohydrates, sugar, and processed foods. So, cutting out the fat hasn’t helped to make people healthier, it’s made them sicker. But as Bob Dylan famously said, “the times, they are a-changin’.” People are finally starting to understand that fat is essential to your health and very good for you. Here are some high-fat foods you should work back into your diet.
These are the big daddy of healthy fats. It’s a fruit, but instead of being loaded with carbohydrates (as most other fruits are), this one is full of healthy fat. Avocados get about 77 percent of their calories from fat, making them higher in fat than many animal products.
Avocados provide monounsaturated fat, potassium, and fiber, too. So go ahead and have them and help the phrase “an avocado a day keeps the doctor away” take hold.
Everyone knows someone who lives for cheese, but you can’t blame them for it. Cheese is delicious as well as a great source of calcium, phosphorus, Vitamin B12, and selenium. It’s high in protein and contains fatty acids that are great for your overall health.
It became fashionable for a time to eat only the white of the eggs. The thought behind it was that the yolk is where all the bad stuff lived, but it’s known now that’s simply not the case. The whole egg is incredibly nutritious, containing good fats, antioxidants, important vitamins, and essential minerals that your body needs to function well. Eggs are also high in protein, so they’ll keep you feeling fuller for longer.
You’d be nuts not to eat nuts (unless you’re allergic, obviously). They’re high in the good fats your body needs as well as protein and fiber. They also manage to pack in a good bit of magnesium and Vitamin E. People who eat nuts have been found to have a lower incidence of chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and obesity.
Full Fat Yogurt
For a while, people ate a lot of fat-free products. Yogurt was right up there as a food most people tried to cut the fat out of, but it turns out that’s a poor approach. The fats in yogurt are very good for you. They also are full of probiotics that help to keep your gut healthy.
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