We should be eating high fat foods (according to nutritionists)

We've all been led to believe that fat is our dietary enemy.

We've been conditioned to think that we should stick to low-fat foods in order to stay healthy, so it's no wonder that when nutritionists step forward and advise us to eat high-fat foods, we're all a little confused.

Well, some high-fat foods are super healthy for you and should be included in your everyday diet.

Now, we're not saying you can eat rashers by the bucket load (although, sometimes we want to) but eating the foods below in moderation will help you along the way to achieving a balanced diet.


Top of the list is obviously avocados, because we need an Instagram favourite in here, right?

We're joking, but avocados are seriously good for you. According to Self, the brunch-favourite has approximately 23 grams of fat. 

As well as that, a medium avocado contains 40 percent of your daily fiber needs, is cholesterol-free, and "is a good source of lutein, an antioxidant that may protect your vision."

See? We don't just love them for the pretty pictures.

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Grass-fed butter

"Nutritionally, butter is actually a much healthier fat than most people realise, especially if it comes from grass-fed cows," nutritionist Laura Schoenfeld told Women's Health.

As well as that, dairy fat from pastured cows contain higher levels of fat-soluble vitamins, which help your body to use calcium appropriately.

It deposits calcium into your bones and removes it from your arteries, so it's a win-win.

Did we mention it tastes unreal on your veggies, too?!

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Dark chocolate

Mmm hmm, of course we had to include this sweet treat. One ounce of dark chocolate contains around 9 grams of fat (but, of course we have more than one serving at a time).

Self notes that it contains vitamins A, B, and E, calcium, iron, potassium, magnesium, and flavonoids, which are all plant-based antioxidants.

And if you want a good dose of fiber in the mix too, aim for 70 per cent cocoa content to get the most out of the delish treat.

Chocolate avocado smoothie, anyone?

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A lot of people have been foregoing eating an egg yolk in recent years, but guess what? It's super good for you!

Self explains that, "while it's true that the egg yolk contains some fat, it's also packed with important nutrients."

A whole egg contains five grams of fat, as well as choline,  which is an important B vitamin that helps regulate the brain, nervous system, and cardiovascular system.

Eggs have also recently been linked to heart health too, so go on, order that omelette.

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Choline comes back into play again as Women's Health states, "high quality bacon is chock-full of [the] very important nutrient, which has been shown to help fight off the debilitating effects of Alzheimer's disease and other chronic mental impairments."

Bacon also delivers a good measure of B vitamins and zinc into your body. 

What's more, it aids in the production of serotonin, the feel good neurotransmitter in you brain.

There's nothing better, right?

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