We have blamed fat for a lot of stuff that it doesn’t deserve. Sure, that pint of ice cream you ate last night while watching reruns of Veronica Mars probably didn’t do you much good if you’re trying to shed weight for spring. And carrying around too many excess pounds can cause fat to build up around your vital organs—leading to chronic diseases like heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. But don’t paint all fat with the same red brush. In fact, certain types of fat are actually quite good for you.
Here are 10 high fat foods that you should be incorporating (in moderation) into your weekly diet…
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1. Fish Oils
The sea offers up a bounty of health benefits including “fatty fish” (or those containing high amounts of heart-healthy omega 3 fatty acids—like salmon, tuna, herring, trout, sardines, and mackerel. In fact, The American Heart Association gives you their blessing, recommending two servings per week!