Avocados to dark chocolate: 5 high fat foods that are healthy for you

Not all fats are bad. Monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats also known as good fats must be included in the

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Healthy fats or monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats promote heart health, brain health, and even help you manage your weight. These are the fats that you should add to your daily diet. Nutritionist Anupama Menon suggests five such high-fat foods on her Instagram page.(Pixabay)

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1. Avocados: Avocados are fruits with fat at 77% of calories. They are an excellent source of potassium and fiber, and have major benefits for cardiovascular health. Half an avocado a day is more than enough. To incorporate it in your diet, you can add it to your breakfast toast or enjoy it with your lunch or dinner vegetables, says Menon.(Pixabay)

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2. Whole eggs: They are among the most nutrient dense foods on the planet. Despite being high in fat and cholesterol, they are incredibly nutritious and healthy. One large boiled egg contains a serving of about 5g of healthy fats. Boiled eggs can serve as a great healthy snack on the go. Include it in your breakfast either boiled or in a vegetable omelette, according to Menon.(Pixabay)

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3. Nuts: Nuts are loaded with healthy fats, proteins, vitamin E and magnesium, and are among the best sources of plant-based protein. Just one serving of almonds has 14 gm of fats while walnuts will provide 18.5 gm. You can have them between your meals or sprinkle them on a fresh salad for extra crunch. You can also incorporate nut and seed butter in your diet or add them to fruits such as apple slices, as per Menon.(Pixabay)

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4. Dark chocolate: It is very high in fat, with fat at around 65% of calories. Dark chocolate is 11% fibre and contains over 50% of the RDA for iron, magnesium, copper and manganese. Dark chocolate is also one of the best sources of antioxidants. These antioxidants help to lower blood pressure reducing the risk of heart disease. To enjoy these health benefits choose dark chocolate with at least 70% cacao or more, Menon mentions on her Instagram page.(Pixabay)

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5. Chia seeds: Chia seeds 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. Per serving (28 grams) of chia seeds actually contains 9 grams of fat. You can add them to your breakfast smoothie or sprinkle chia seeds in yogurt.(Pixabay)

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