Healthy Friday: 8 High fat foods that are incredibly good for you

1. Eat dark chocolate 5 times per week

Dark chocolate has more antioxidants than blueberries. Some of these antioxidants can lower blood pressure and protect LDL cholesterol in the blood from becoming oxidised. Studies also show that people who eat dark chocolate five 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. Some studies show that dark chocolate can improve brain function. Just make sure that the dark chocolate contains at least 70 percent cocoa.

2. Whole eggs – no more gagging on egg white omelettes

Whole eggs used to be considered unhealthy because the yolks are high in cholesterol and fat. New studies have shown that cholesterol in eggs does not affect the cholesterol in the blood, in the majority of people.

Eggs are one of the most nutrient dense foods on earth. They are also weight loss-friendly as they are high in protein – the most important nutrient for weight loss.

3. Avocado mojo helps with belly fat

Avocados contain the healthy monounsaturated fat oleic acid. Even though they are high in fat and calories, they can contribute to loss of belly fat. They are an excellent source of potassium and fibre, and have been shown to have major benefits for cardiovascular health.

4. Choosing rich, creamy, full-fat yogurt may help with obesity

Real, full-fat yogurt is incredibly healthy and loaded with probiotic bacteria that can have a powerful effect on your digestive health. It may even help fight heart disease and obesity.

Choose real, full-fat yogurt. Greek and Bulgarian yogurts are excellent. Many of the low fat yogurts are loaded with sugar. Avoid these at all costs.

5. Extra virgin olive oil is king

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

This fat is an essential component of the Meditarranean diet which has been shown to have many health benefits. It contains vitamins E and K, and is loaded with powerful antioxidants some of which can fight inflammation and help protect the LDL particles in the blood from becoming oxidised. It has also been shown to lower blood pressure, improve cholesterol markers and improve heart disease risk.

6. Super nutritious cheese is the bees knees

Cheese, like other high fat dairy products, contain powerful fatty acids that have been linked to all sorts of benefits, including reduced risk of type 2 diabetes. It is a great source of vitamins, minerals, quality proteins and healthy fats.

7. Fatty fish – salmon, trout, mackerel, sardines and herring

These fish are loaded with important nutrients, especially omega-3 fatty acids. Studies show that people who eat fatty fish tend to be much healthier, with a lower risk of heart disease, depression, dementia and all sorts of common diseases.

8. Happier than a squirrel eating a nut

Nuts are loaded with healthy fats, fibre, protein, vitamin E and magnesium, and are among the best sources of plant-based protein. Studies show that people who eat nuts tend to be healthier, and have a lower risk of various diseases including obesity, heart disease and type 2 diabetes.

Source: Authority Nutrition

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