6 High Fat Foods That are Actually Healthy for You

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For years, fat was considered a dietary no-no. Low-fat and fat-free products were all the rage, and people went decades drinking skim milk and shunning egg yolks. Now, recent research has found fat is no longer the enemy.

As an essential part of our diet, fat helps with brain functioning, our metabolism, our immune system, and stabilizing blood sugar. It also helps us with weight maintenance and weight loss by making us feel full, which actually prevents cravings for sugary and salty foods.

Although dietary fat is a necessary staple in our diet, it’s important to eat the right kinds of fat. Unsaturated fats are the good kinds of fat that lower your bad cholesterol (LDL) and raise your good cholesterol (HDL). Saturated fats can also be good for you, but should be eaten in moderation. Trans fats, also known as hydrogenated fats, should always be avoided.

Still not sure what fats to eat? Don’t fear — we’ve come up with a list of six healthy fats that everyone should include in their diet.

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