So, what about heart disease and all that good stuff, you ask. Well, recent studies are all proving that fat, even saturated fat, does not cause heart disease or clog your arteries. It's actually all the sugar and processed foods. (For more info on these studies go here and here.) This is one of the reasons why the Mediterranean diet is revered as so healthy.
Plus, eating fat is awesome for your brain. I remember a cleanse I did a year or so ago, where I juice fasted for about 10 days and man, my body and my brain just craved eggs. Eggs, eggs, eggs, eggs. That was my brain. On a juice fast. Eggs.
Eating low fat or avoiding fat for a while is actually what convinced me that it is so vitally healthy for our bodies.
Anyway, here is a list of fatty foods that I enjoy often:
-avocado, nuts and seeds, coconut, coconut oil, olives, olive oil, grass fed butter, fish, meat (yes, usually dark meat and red meats - preferably grass fed or at least organic, although I'm not always great at this.). I even make my pancakes and cakes with almond flour or coconut flour . . . and I cook with butter and coconut oil instead of vegetable oils.
Here are the list of fatty foods that I try to avoid:
-vegetable oil, canola oil, deep fried foods from restaurants, processed foods and packaged foods like crackers, pastries, cereals, chips . . . ehhh, you get the point . . .