Ten high fat foods that are good for you

1. Avocados

A great source of healthy fat, potassium and fiber.

Even though they are high in fat and calories, one study shows that people who eat avocados tend to weigh less and have less belly fat than those who don’t.

 

2. Cheese

Cheese is a great source of calcium, vitamin B12, phosphorus,selenium and protein.

Cheese, like other high-fat dairy products, also contains powerful fatty acids that have been linked to all sorts of benefits, including reduced risk of type 2 diabetes.

 

3. Dark Chocolate

Dark chocolate is 11% fibre and contains over 50% of the RDA for iron, magnesium, copper and manganese. It is also loaded with antioxidants, so much that it is one of the highest scoring foods tested, even outranking blueberries.

Studies also show that people who eat dark chocolate 5 or more times per week are less than half as likely to die from heart disease, compared to people who don’t eat dark chocolate .

Just make sure to choose quality dark chocolate, with at least 70% cocoa.

 

4. Whole Eggs

New studies have shown that cholesterol in eggs doesn’t affect the cholesterol in the blood, at least not in the majority of people. What we’re left with is one of the most nutrient dense foods on the planet.

Whole eggs are actually loaded with vitamins and minerals. They contain a little bit of almost every single nutrient we need.

They even contain powerful antioxidants that protect the eyes, and lots of choline, a brain nutrient that 90% of people don’t get enough of.

Eggs are also a weight loss friendly food. They are very fulfilling and high in protein, the most important nutrient for weight loss.

 

5. Fatty Fish

One of the few animal products that most people agree is healthy, is fatty fish.

This includes fish like salmon, trout, mackerel, sardines and herring.

Fish such as Salmon, Trout, Mackerel, sardines and Herring are loaded with heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, high quality proteins and all sorts of important nutrients.

Studies show that people who eat fish tend to be much healthier, with a lower risk of heart disease, depression, dementia and all sorts of common diseases.

 

6. Nuts

They are high in healthy fats and fiber, and are a good plant-based source of protein.Nuts are also high in vitamin E, as well as magnesium, a mineral that most people don’t get enough of .

Studies show that people who eat nuts tend to be healthier, and have a lower risk of various diseases. This includes obesity, heart disease and type 2 diabetes.

Healthy nuts include almonds, walnuts, macadamia nuts and numerous others.

 

7. Butter From Grass-Fed Cows

Butter was demonized in the past, but has now been making a comeback as a health food.

Butter, especially from grass-fed cows, contains important nutrients like vitamins A and K2 as well as  butyrate and CLA, bioactive fatty acids that have been linked to numerous health benefits.

In countries where cows are grass-fed, consumption of high fat dairy products like butter is actually linked with reduced risk of heart disease.

A review study published in 2012 also found that consumption of high-fat (but not low-fat) dairy was linked to reduced risk of obesity.

 

8. Extra Virgin Olive Oil

This fat is an essential component of the Mediterranean diet, which has been shown to have numerous health benefits .

Extra virgin olive oil contains vitamins E and K, and isloaded with powerful antioxidants.

It has also been shown to lower blood pressure, improve cholesterol markers and have all sorts of benefits related to heart disease risk.

Out of all the healthy fats and oils in the diet, extra virgin olive oil is the king.

 

 

9. Coconuts and Coconut Oil

Coconuts, and coconut oil, are the richest sources of saturated fat on the planet.

In fact, about 90% of the fatty acids in them are saturated.

Even so, populations that consume large amounts of coconut do not have high levels of heart disease, and are in excellent health.

Studies show that medium-chain fats suppress appetite, helping people eat fewer calories, and can boost metabolism by up to 120 calories per day.

Many studies show that these types of fats can have benefits for people with Alzheimer’s, and they have also been shown to help you lose belly fat.

 

10. Full-Fat Yogurt

Full fat yoghurtis loaded with healthy, probiotic bacteria, that can have powerful effects on your health.

Studies show that yogurt can lead to major improvements in digestive health, and may even help fight heart disease and obesity.

Just make sure to choose real, full-fat yogurt and read the label.

 

 Courtesy of Authority Nutrition