Food & Health

4 Fatty Foods that are Surprisingly Healthy

We’re always hearing we need to keep our consumption of foods with fats to a minimum. However, some fatty foods can actually be good for you! Here are five such foods that are high in “good” fat, and also contain antioxidants and other health benefits.

Fish

Oily or “fatty” fish such as trout, salmon, eel, and tuna are rich in omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids. This kind of fish is a great source of lean protein, and its nutrients could help protect against cardiovascular disease, rheumatoid arthritis, dementia, and skin cancer.

Avocado

Avocados are also high in healthy fats, and the avocado is considered a superfood due to its health benefits. In just a single serving, an avocado serves up vitamin K, folate, vitamin C, potassium, vitamin B5, vitamin B6 and vitamin E. Eating avocado can help reduce blood pressure, prevent cancer, help with digestion and allow the body to process other nutrients better.

Chocolate

Can’t help but have a craving for the dark stuff? While chocolate can he high in added sugars and fat, dark sugar contains mostly saturated fat and a nutritious amount of soluble fiber and minerals (like iron and magnesium). The antioxidants and nutrients found in chocolate can help improve blood flow, lower blood pressure and help prevent against cardiovascular disease.

Peanut Butter

We don’t always think of peanut butter as healthy—but, in its purest form, it is made out of body-loving peanuts. Peanut butter is high in protein and healthy oils that help with weight loss, memory, diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease. The fat included in peanut butter is heart-healthy, monounsaturated fat that (according to some studies) may also reduce belly fat.

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