When fall comes, the weather makes us crave hot, sumptuous and comforting dishes, but we also worry about changes in our weight. When that happens, the first thing we try to reduce or even eliminate from our diet is fat. Error! Our bodies need fat, especially in cold weather, because it helps us absorb vitamins and keep us warm. Here are the top six high-fat foods to include in your diet this fall to ensure your body is working as it should. Mix it with greens, vegetables and tubers to get all the nutrients.
We start the list with the classic: eggs. They are versatile, nutritious, and available all year round. Both eggs and yolk contain protein, but it is the yolk that contains monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids, oleic acid, linoleic acid and omega-3, which are good for health.
If you are lucky enough to live in a place where you can get avocados all year round, take advantage of it. Aside from being rich in potassium (even more than bananas) and essential vitamins, they contain oleic acid that helps increase good cholesterol and reduce bad cholesterol. Does oleic acid ring the bell? Possibly, because this ingredient is also present in the wonderful olive oil.