Whenever you want to go on a diet, the first thing they tell you is to mind your fats. As the name pretty much implies, fats have a tendency to make you, well, fat. And while it would seem logical to avoid them as much as possible, it’s not necessary to always do this.
Let’s take a look at some high fat foods that are actually healthy.
Cheese is filled with wonderful things like calcium, protein, selenium, vitamin B12 and loads of other things you’ve never heard of. And while cheeses can go very high in the fat department, it’s totally fine to eat them.
While eggs are pretty much made out of fat and the yolks themselves are almost pure cholesterol, there are a few health benefits related to eggs that we cannot ignore. For one, studies are showing that the cholesterol in eggs doesn’t affect the cholesterol in the blood for most people. It also holds loads of antioxidants, protein, vitamins, minerals and choline. Whatever you do, don’t throw away the yolk. That’s where the good stuff is.
I mean, we already knew this was a superfood, but did you know they’re about 77% fat? It’s also a great source of potassium and fiber though, which is why you shouldn’t disregard them entirely. In fact, any diet with avocados in it is probably going to be good for you.
Despite coconuts having loads of saturated fats, they’re actually medium-chain fatty acids. This means that they get moved straight to the liver and turned into ketone bodies, which is what that keto diet is all about. People that eat loads of coconut or coconut oil are shown to be in excellent health and it also has benefits for people with Alzheimer’s.
While nuts have a lot of fats, they’re also high in fiber, vitamin E and magnesium. Now that last one in particular is very important, since it’s not readily available in a lot of foods, meaning most people actually have too little magnesium in their daily diet.
It’s filled with fats, but it also has loads of probiotics. They can help you fight heart disease, obesity, and tons of other things. Do make sure to buy actual full-fat yoghurt and not low fat yoghurt with sugar added to it. Those aren’t healthy at all.
While dark chocolate is arguably the worst kind of chocolate, it is also the healthiest one. It has a bunch of stuff in it that everyone needs, like antioxidants, fiber, magnesium, iron and other stuff. This makes it a very effective tool for maintaining your cardiovascular health. Or even improving it!
Think salmon or mackerel. We pretty much all agree that this is healthy food, but these fish are filled to the brim with fats. They’re shown to reduce heart disease, dementia and even depression, though. That’s right – eating fatty fish makes you genuinely happy. Ain’t no better diet than that, right?