Fat got a bad rap a while back and it has never truly recovered. Every day, people are eating more sugar, more refined carbs, and processed foods instead of healthy fats.
The world is becoming fatter and sicker than it ever was before. However, times are changing and you can change too.
Studies now show that fat, including saturated fats, aren’t the devil they were made out to be. All sorts of healthy foods that happen to contain fat are returning to the “superfood” arena – like avocados. Speaking of avocados…
Most fruits primarily contain carbs, but avocados are loaded with fat. In fact, avocados are 77% fat by calorie load. Making them even higher in fat than most animal foods. The main fatty acid inside avocados is a monounsaturated fat called oleic acid. This is also the predominant fatty acid in olive oil, associated with various health benefits. Avocados boast the highest natural source of potassium, containing 40% more potassium than bananas. They’re also a wonderful source of fiber and can lower LDL cholesterol and triglycerides while raising HDL (“good” cholesterol”).
Cheese is incredibly nutritious, and a single slice contains a similar amount of nutrients as a glass of milk. It’s also a great source of calcium, B12, selenium, phosphorus, and more more nutrients as well as rich in protein.
Cheese contains powerful fatty acids that are linked to many benefits including the reduced risk of type 2 diabetes.
Of course, the type of cheese you use matters. A highly-processed individual cheese slice won’t have the same nutrients as an organic block of cheese.
The beautiful thing about dark chocolate is that it tastes absolutely amazing and it’s healthy. Dark chocolate is very high in fat (65%), and contains over 50% of the RDA for iron, magnesium, copper, and manganese.
It’s also loaded with antioxidants as long as you get cacao and not cocoa. The reason? Cocoa has been burnt to a crisp and removes all the nutritional value.
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 when compared to those who don’t eat dark chocolate.
To reap the most rewards, be sure to choose dark chocolate with 70%+ cacao.
Many people consider whole eggs unhealthy because of the yolks, but a single egg contains 212 mg of cholesterol, which is 71% of the daily intake, Plus 62% of the calories are from fat.
New studies have found that cholesterol in eggs doesn’t affect the cholesterol in the blood for the majority of people.
With these new findings, we are left with one of the most nutrient dense foods on the planet. A whole egg is loaded with vitamins, minerals, and they contain a little bit of almost every nutrient we need. They even contain powerful antioxidants that protect the eyes and brain.
Eggs are also a weight-loss friendly food because they’re satiating with the amount of protein they offer.
One of the few animal products everyone can agree on being healthy is fish. It really doesn’t matter what fish we’re talking about either.
They’re all loaded with heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids and supply our bodies with high-quality proteins.
Studies show that people who eat fish tend to be much healthier and have a lower risk of heart disease, depression, dementia, and all sorts of common diseases.
If you can’t (or won’t) eat fish, taking an omega-3 supplement is a smart choice.