Fat, fat, fat ! It seems, when it comes to food, there’s just no escaping thinking about it. Good fat, bad fat, high and low density fat, saturated, unsaturated, plant-based, and Omega-3, 6, and other fats, plus a whole host of unpronounceable fats that we’re advised to seek, find and consume… or avoid. It’s enough to keep your fat consciousness drowning in a sea of studies, recommendations and warnings .. meanwhile your need for juicy fats grows, hitting maximum as you pass aisle after grocer aisle of the most mouthwatering fatty offerings. But here comes the fat cavalry to rescue your drooling self from confusion, and see to it that your healthy fatty craving is satisfied, without breaking your precious heart with cardiovascular disease. Here are 15 very fatty, very delicious and very healthy foods that you can eat daily and still make your needy heart full with joy, and absent the empty-calorie guilt:
Coconut has so many benefits, it needs its own list. Chock full of protein, Minerals, fibre and healthy fats, coconut flesh, oil, milk, and water are loaded with a very special fat called Medium Chain Triglycerides. These are very digestible fats which maximize your energy output. Coconut also contains lauric acid which fights infection, and ketone bodies which reduce seizures in epileptics and act as an appetite suppressant. The fats in coconut also improve blood cholesterol, reduce heart disease, protect hair and skin from damage, and can be used as a 20% sunscreen. Oh, and did I mention that coconut improves brain function ? Yep.