Studies show that fat, including saturated fat, isn’t the devil it was made out to be. All sorts of healthy foods that happen to contain fat have now returned to the “superfood” scene. Not only that, we have also few diets now that give preference to fat.
In today’s blog we talk about high-fat foods that are actually incredibly healthy and nutritious. Do you like all of them? Our team is crazy about second one. 😉
The avocado is different from most other fruits. Whereas most fruits primarily contain carbs, avocados are loaded with fats. In fact, avocados are about 77% fat, by calories, making them even higher in fat than most animal foods.
They are an excellent source of potassium and fibre, and have been shown to have major benefits for cardiovascular health.
2 Dark chocolate
Dark chocolate is one of those rare health foods that actually taste incredible. It is very high in fat, with fat at around 65% of calories.
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.
Just make sure to choose quality dark chocolate, with at least 70% cocoa. In our shop you’ll find delicious chocolate that is SUGAR FREE but still sweet. 😉 CLICK HERE to find out more >>
3 Whole eggs
Whole eggs used to be considered unhealthy because the yolks are high in cholesterol and fat. In fact, a single egg contains 212 mg of cholesterol, which is 71% of the recommended daily intake. Plus, 62% of the calories in whole eggs are from fat.
However, 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.
4 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.
These fish are loaded with heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, high quality proteins and all sorts of important nutrients.
They are high in healthy fats and fibre, and are a good plant-based source of protein. Nuts are also high in vitamin E and loaded with magnesium, a mineral that most people don’t get enough of.
Healthy nuts include almonds, walnuts, macadamia nuts and numerous others.
You’ll find almonds and hazelnuts in our store here. And they are covered with chocolate! 😉
6 Chia seeds
Chia seeds are generally not perceived as a “fatty” food. However, an ounce (28 grams) of chia seeds actually contains 9 grams of fat.
They are also loaded with fibre and minerals, and have numerous health benefits.
Guess what?! You’ll find chia seeds in our store >>
7 Extra virgin olive oil
The King of all the healthy fats and oils in the diet!
Extra virgin olive oil contains vitamins E and K, and is loaded with powerful antioxidants. Some of these antioxidants can fight inflammation and help protect the LDL particles in the blood from becoming oxidized.
8 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.
Coconut fats consist largely of medium-chain fatty acids, which are metabolized differently than other fats. They can reduce appetite, increase fat burning and provide numerous health benefits.