5 High-Fat Foods That Are Actually Super Healthy

– Studies now show that fat,
including saturated fat, isn’t the devil it was
once made out to be. As a result, all sorts of healthy foods that happen to be high in
fat are now back in favor. In this video we’re looking
at some high fat foods that are actually incredibly
healthy and nutritious. (bell rings) Nuts. Nuts are not only rich in fats,
but are also high in fiber and a good plant-based source of protein. In this instance, nuts refers to tree nuts like almonds, cashews, walnuts, and more, as opposed to peanuts, which are actually legumes that grow in the ground, although they’re really healthy too. Nuts are generally also high in vitamin E as well as magnesium, a
mineral that is reportedly the second most common deficiency in the developed world after vitamin D. Studies show those who eat
nuts tend to be healthier and have a lower risk of various diseases. This includes heart disease
and type two diabetes. And despite being high in calories, those who eat them the most
appear to be the leanest and at lower risk of
obesity in the long run. Extra virgin olive oil. This is a high fat food that almost everyone agrees is healthy. It’s an essential component
in the Mediterranean diet which has been shown to
have many health benefits in numerous long term studies. Extra virgin olive oil
contains good amounts of vitamins E and K and is
loaded with antioxidants that fight inflammation and help protect LDL particles in the blood
from becoming oxidized. It has also been shown
to lower blood pressure, improve cholesterol markers,
and have numerous other benefits related to heart disease risk. Avocados. The avocado is different
from most other fruits in that instead of
primarily containing carbs, they’re loaded with fats, in fact, avocados are about 77% fat by calories, making them even higher in
fat than most animal foods. The main fatty acid is
a mono and saturated fat called oleic acid,
which is the predominent one in olive oil as well. It’s associated with
various health benefits. They’re also among the
greatest sources of potassium in the diet, and a great
source of fiber too. And even though they’re
high in fat and calories, one study found that people
who eat avocados tend to weigh less and have less belly
fat than those who don’t. Whole eggs. Whole eggs were considered
unhealthy for a long time because the yolks are high
in cholesterol and fat. However, new studies show
that the cholesterol in eggs does not influence the
cholesterol in your blood, at least not for most people. What we’re left with is a high fat food loaded with vitamins and minerals. In fact, eggs contain a little bit of almost every single nutrient we need, most of which is in the yolk. They even contain powerful
antioxidants that protect the eyes, and lots of choline
too, which is a brain nutrient that 90% of people don’t get enough of. Eggs can also be considered
a weight loss friendly food because of their protein content. Studies have shown that people who replace a grain-based breakfast with eggs end up eating fewer calories and losing weight. Dark chocolate. Dark chocolate is one of
those rare health foods that actually tastes incredible, but it is quite high in fat, which accounts for around
65% of its calories. The reason it’s so healthy is because dark chocolate is 11%
fiber and contains over 50% of the RDA for iron, magnesium,
copper and manganese. It’s also loaded with antioxidants, so much that it is one of the
highest scoring foods tested, even outranking blueberries in one study. There are studies linking
dark chocolate consumption to a wide spectrum of health benefits, but the most notable is heart health. Research shows those
who eat dark chocolate five or more times per week are less than half as likely
to die from heart disease compared to people who don’t
eat dark chocolate at all. These healthy high fat
foods I’ve mentioned are really just the tip of the iceberg. There’s many more, like
cheese, fatty fish, and full fat yogurt that can really contribute to a healthy diet. Thanks for watching. If you found this video useful, please give it a thumbs
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65 thoughts on “5 High-Fat Foods That Are Actually Super Healthy

  1. Great video. Sound is perfect. Could do with a nice backdrop. I eat these foods every day which account for about half my daily calories. My weight has been stable for years despite the high fat content of these foods. They keep me full throughout the day which stops me from binge eating. They really are great foods.

  2. What's wrong with milk chocolate? I've found only a couple of brand names in dark chocolate that taste good. Most of it I don't like at all.

  3. I can't say thank you enough for your clear and concise information. I love that you report on studies that have been done and are not trying to "sell" something. I've been subscribed to the Authority Nutrition website for a couple of years now and am very happy you are now on YouTube. Thank you.

  4. Even as a biomedical PhD and a nutrition coach myself, I find your videos incredible informative, clear and educational. Keep going!

  5. It would be very helpful if you when you make a statement about RDA's that you also mention how much (dark chocolate, for instance) provides 50% of the RDA of X. Thank you for your work!

  6. Thank you SO much for your Authority Nutrition site and these videos. I'm a High School Physiology teacher [23years] and have dreamed of a site [for years] that focused nutrition as a science, grounded in PubMed research. Thank you for putting true science [instead of anecdotal evidence and mere testimonials] back into Nutrition. It is a breath of fresh air and super helpful for my class! In fact, we did our first ever Authority Nutrition Symposium at our high school last year [Scripps Ranch High School, San Diego, CA]. Thanks again!

  7. Great video. The most compelling graph I saw as a health promotion professional was one showing that the rates of obesity climbed with the same trajectory as the rise in the consumption of sugar and as fat consumption fell. It is obvious that sugar is the main reason we are getting obese – not fat.

  8. Yet you gloss over the high methionene and cystiene counts excessive in animal foods that convert to homocystiene and the high choline content which depending on your entereotype convert to TMAO in the gut and also the nature of most cancers being methionene dependant, I would not ever consider eggs a healthfood, even if some people get no raise in LDL from the dietary cholestrol others do. The anachronic acid is xenobiotic in it too and causes low level inflammation in the brain. Not to mention IGF-1 and the endotoxin load of all animal fats compared to plant fats and the result mitochondrial and insulin signalling problems. The xenoestrogens – that change blood levels of estrogen and suppress testosterone.

  9. Garbage, if you have heart disease then no meat, no dairy, no eggs, no fish, no oil, no nuts, no avocado. A healthy diet is whole starchy staples, vegetables, some fruit.

  10. As a physician (internist) who grew up in the house of a nutritional biochemist and a food microbiologist, I commend the fact that you are spreading great information that most practicing doctors should know. Thank you!

  11. https://www.google.co.in/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=avocado+nutrition
    Avacados are not 77% of fat – neither by weight nor by calories ๐Ÿ™

  12. Actually no, olive oil is the least unhealthy of the oils.

  13. No oil , not even oilve oil.
    If Dr Esselstyn the authority on heart disease was alive he would be super angry at your recomendations of nuts and eggs and avacados . New studies or new sponsored greedy studies ?


  15. I don't get one thing. A study is made, publishes data, someone gets a phd or a patent. 10 years pass by. Another study comes up to prove the former wrong and with new findings and the story continues.
    Reductionist methodology!

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  17. Just wonderful, I been tryin to find out about "fatty food examples" for a while now, and I think this has helped. Have you ever come across – Meyaanit Fatty Escapeify – (do a search on google ) ? Ive heard some awesome things about it and my colleague got excellent success with it.

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  19. Please do not misinform people. "Whole eggs were considered unhealthy for a long time." They are still unhealthy, cholesterol bombs! Of course they raise cholesterol and clog your arteries eventually. I guess you just want to be popular among other people. That's why you tell them lies about their bad habbits to make them feel better. Not the way to go my friend.

  20. Eggs and Olive oil are no good at all please understand this.
    Studies funded by the EGG industry will tell they are great for you of course but this is why you need a more holistic approach to understanding this type of evidence based science. Any animal product is not optimal for health. And any oil is terrible. Go to nutrition facts . org for a better overall interpretation and in depth reviews of this science based nutrition. It is imperative to get the truth out there not half assed stuff like this.

  21. But egg yolks do increase cholesterol levels immediately after consumption….. These peaks in serum cholesterol levels are dangerous as they get deposited in coronary arteries

  22. yea yea the typical vegan speel.. saturated fat from animal sources are now documented by hundreds of peer review science studies. U cannot gain weight on saturated fat, ur heart and brain prefer it for energy over glucose bc glucose causes INFLAMMATION. Hope people have woken up by now, it's 2018, this vid was 2016

  23. Bad fats would stick to your organs, and it hardens overtime.
    Then, you'll have to spend money to go to a physician(s), repetitive medical check ups, and buy medicines. Why?


  24. I heard chocolate actually releases endorphins and makes people feel much better in the same way that drugs make people feel better.

  25. Why did you make this video. EVERYONE ELSE is saying the same thing. You need to be more informative with more new research findings. This viceo is most repeditive.

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