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Five high fat foods that are actually very healthy

Avocados 

Avocados have become very popular for breakfast, salads and even on pizzas. Even though avocados are higher in calories than other fruits or veg they are an excellent source of potassium and fibre. Most fruits contain carbs, but avocados are loaded with fats. They have been shown to have major benefits for cardiovascular health. 

 

Cheese 

It’s very easy to get carried away with cheese because it’s just so delicious, I mean who doesn’t like cheese! Its best not to overindulge but it is good to know that cheese is incredibly nutritious. One single slice contains a similar amount of nutrients as a glass of milk. It is a great source of vitamins, minerals, quality proteins and healthy fats. It is also a great source of protein. 

 

Dark chocolate 
Yes you read this correctly dark chocolate can be good for the soul. It is one of those rare health foods that actually tastes amazing. 

Dark chocolate is 11% fibre and contains over 50% of the RDA for iron, magnesium, copper, and manganese. It is also loaded with antioxidants, much that it is one of the highest scoring foods tested, even outranking blueberries. However, it is very high in fat, with fat at around 65% of calories.

 

Chia seeds 

Chia seeds are generally not perceived as a “fatty” food, but they are very high in healthy fats, especially an omega-3 fatty acid called ALA. They are also loaded with fibre and minerals and have numerous health benefits. Considering that almost all the carbs in chia seeds are fibre, the majority of calories in them actually comes from fat.

 

Coconuts

Fun fact: 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 oil has become very popular to cook with and it's not a bad idea as populations that consume large amounts of coconut do not have high levels of heart disease and are in excellent health. Coconut fats are actually different from most other fats and consist largely of medium-chain fatty acids.

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