Do the words “high fat” scare you? Do you try to stay away from really fatty foods? Maybe not after today. It’s time we stop running away from certain high fat foods. Your body needs good fats to stay healthy. We’re going to discuss 9 high fat foods that are actually super healthy .Are whole eggs on the list? Can you eat avocados while on a diet? Is cheese healthy for you?
These are one of the most misunderstood foods. Remember when you’d hear how eggs were bad for your health? Thankfully, we know better now. I mean sure, egg yolks are high in fat and cholesterol. Just one egg has 212 mg of cholesterol.62% of the calories in an egg comes from fat. Does this mean you need to be afraid of eggs? Not at all. Research has proven that their cholesterol doesn’t affect your blood cholesterol levels. Eggs are loaded with vitamins and minerals. You will find almost every nutrient in them. But there is another thing about eggs not many people know. They are GREAT for your vision! Eggs have antioxidants that are super good for your eyes. And then there is choline, a brain nutrient most people don’t have enough of. The best part about eggs is they are weight loss-friendly. Ain’t that a win-win situation? Eggs have a generous amount of protein. They keep you full much longer and prevent cravings. It’s been found that replacing your usual breakfast with eggs makes you eat fewer calorieslater in the day. As a result, you lose weight. How do you like to eat your eggs? Poached, boiled, or scrambled? I love omelettes. Share your preferences with the Bestie community in the comments below.
Who doesn’t love avocado toast? It’s delicious! Do not let the high fat content of avocado scare you. All fats aren’t the same. In fact, some are good for you.77% of the calories in avocado come from fats. Most fruits have carbs, but avocado is surely different. The type of fatty acid found in avocado has several health benefits. And if you thought only bananas are rich in potassium, think again. Avocado has 40% more potassium than bananas. They’re rich in fiber too. Experts have found eating avocados can help lower your triglycerides and bad cholesterol. It increases your good cholesterol levels instead. But if avocados are that high in fat, should you eat them while dieting? Well research has shown people who eat avocados usually weigh less than those who don’t. They even have less belly fat. Sounds like the perfect winning combination doesn’t it? So what are you waiting for? Spread avocado butter on your toast.
So many of us have a love-hate relationship with cheese. We love its taste. It’s great when you add it to pasta and sandwiches. And who can really live without pizza? The truth is that its calories and high fat content scares us. Whatever you think of cheese, it’s incredibly nutritious. After all, an entire cup of milk makes one single slice. You get lots of calcium, selenium, phosphorus and vitamin B12.There’s another fact about cheese that might just blow your mind. It has powerful fatty acids that reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes. And of course, you get lots of protein. One single slice gives you almost 7 grams. So eat a bit of cheese for your health. Just do not forget to practice portion control. Too much of even a good thing is bad for you.
Dark chocolate is incredible. Both in taste and health impact. Yes it’s high in fat. In fact, 65% of calories in dark chocolate come from it. But this fat and other nutrients are all awesome for your body. Dark chocolate is loaded with antioxidants. It even outranks blueberries. These antioxidants protect your body from the effects of stress, age, pollution and even the sun. It has been found to help lower your blood pressure and prevent bad cholesterol in your blood. Dark chocolate also gives you iron, magnesium, manganese and copper. But make sure you’re buying dark chocolate with 70% cocoa or higher. Otherwise, you’re just eating sugar and calories.
Hearing the name fatty fish itself makes it clear they are high in fat. But they are super healthy too. Eating sardines, salmon and mackerel gives you very high quality proteins. Not just that, you will also get lots of omega fatty acids. Do you know what this does for your health? It would lower your risk of getting a heart attack. In fact, not just heart attack. A lot of heart disease also. Both your brain and heart love fatty fish for it’s great supply of omega fatty acids. This means your brain stays young and healthy for a long, long time. It reduces your chances of diseases like dementia and depression. Do you not like eating fish? I can understand that. Some people think it tastes gross. And if you live days away from the ocean, you get a little suspicious of the kind offish you’re eating. In this case, you can take fish oil supplements like capsules. They give you a good amount of omega 3 fatty acids. Cod fish liver oil supplements are the best choice in these cases. They have omega fatty acids, as well as vitamin D. What are you even waiting for? Sneak more tuna sandwiches and salmon salads into your lunch. Your body will thank you later. Before we move ahead, here is a video you might like. Who wouldn’t want a healthy body AND brain? Watch and learn about 9 foods that can boost your brain and memory.
They have more nutrition than you give them credit for. They are also high in fats. But it isn’t the type of fat you should be running from. Nuts have healthy fats, fiber, and protein. In fact, nuts are a very good source of plant-based protein. Most people are unable to get the magnesium they need. It’s an important mineral your body needs but not many foods have it. Luckily, nuts are rich in it. Just one ounce of cashews will give you 82 milligrams of Magnesium. Do you know how much that this? It is 20% of your daily recommended magnesium. Wonderful, isn’t it? Nuts are also a powerhouse of vitamin E and selenium. Brazil nuts, especially, are extremely high. Just two brazil nuts will meet 100% of your daily selenium needs. Nutritionists recommend eating nuts for a healthier heart and brain. Studies have proven they help reduce your risk of heart diseases, type 2 diabetes and obesity. Wondering what nuts you should be eating? Why don’t you start with walnuts, macadamia nuts, almonds, and Brazil nuts? Eat them on their own or add them to your foods. Chop and sprinkle them over your smoothies or oatmeal. You can even add them to your breads, cakes, and muffins while baking. They’ll taste even more delicious this way.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
I mean yeah, a lot of people recommend not eating oils. And it’s true, not all oils are created equal. Some are better than others. And extra virgin olive oil is one of the top contenders for the healthiest oils. It does have high fat content, but all those fats are the good ones. Extra virgin olive oil is a very important part of the Medetarrian diet. This diet is extremely healthy for us. Extra virgin olive oil is loaded with powerful antioxidants and vitamins E & K. Not to mention healthy fatty acids. These antioxidants fight inflammation keeping you young and fit. Still thinking about switching to extra virgin olive oil? What are you waiting for ?Swap your cooking oils with olive oil. Drizzle a bit of it over your salads.
Full Fat Yogurt.
Don’t let the words “full-fat” scare you away from yogurt. I recommend you go for the full-fat yogurt instead of the low fat versions you find in the grocery store. The low fat kinds are loaded with sugar and other things to compensate for the taste. Full fat yogurt is nutritious and boosts your digestive system. It has probiotic bacteria that has a wonderful effect on your overall health. Research has proven that yogurt improves your digestion and helps fight against heart disease and obesity. Just make sure you read the labels properly before buying yogurt. Real full-fat yogurt is the best choice.