Cut out the fat!  Avoid fat like the plague!  If you’ve heard these phrases once, you’ve heard them a thousand times.

It’s one of the most often repeated mantras by just about everyone offering dietary advice.  Fat is bad.  Fat is evil.

Fat will make you fat. It makes intuitive sense, which is why you might be surprised that there are several high fat foods that are actually really good for you. The reality is that not all fat is created equally, and some types are better for you than others. In this article, we’ll take a look at a few specific examples.

Here is a list of high fat foods that are surprisingly healthy:

  • Avocados – Let’s start with the big, green, delicious goodness that avocados represent. Most people love them. While most fruits contain lots of carbs, avocados are a departure in that they are very high in fat.  In particular though, they’re loaded with a fat known as oleic acid, which is the same kind of fatty acid you find in olive oil, and is almost universally regarded as being exceptionally healthy.  Eat up, these are good for you.
  • Whole Eggs – Diet mavens will tell you only to eat egg whites, pointing to the fact that the yolks are high in both cholesterol and fat. On paper, that certainly appears to be the case.  A whole egg contains 212 mg of cholesterol, which is more than 70 percent of the recommended daily allowance. Of interest though, the latest research into eggs indicates that the cholesterol they contain doesn’t impact cholesterol in the blood, that eggs are a delightfully nutrient dense food, and are loaded with antioxidants too.  Eggs are amazing.
  • Nuts – Loaded with healthy fats and proteins, nuts are very good for you. They’re a perfect snack food for anyone interested in dieting and getting healthier.

There are plenty of other high fat healthy foods out there.  It’s just a matter of finding the right ones and enjoying them in moderation.