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19 Healthy, High-Fat Foods to Keep You Full and Satisfied

Dana Hunnes, adjunct assistant professor of community health sciences at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and senior dietitian at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, was quoted in a SELF article about healthy, high-fat foods. 

Thursday, August 8, 2019

When it comes to healthy-fat foods, you probably know that avocado is one of them. As people have slowly come around to the idea that fat is not the enemy, this nutritional powerhouse has become a meal prep staple for many in recent years.

But there are plenty of other healthy-fat foods you should definitely be working into your meals and snacks on a regular basis. That said, with nutrition headlines changing constantly it can be hard to know what the deal really is with fat. To cut through the confusion (and make your life way easier), we rounded up the ultimate list of healthy-fat foods you need to know about.

Fat comes in a few different forms. The phrase healthy fat usually refers to monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. What makes them healthy is that among other heart-health benefits, they help reduce LDL cholesterol, the kind that clogs your arteries. Here’s a breakdown of each one:

  • Monounsaturated fats: “These are among the healthiest of all fats,” Dana Hunnes, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.D., senior dietitian at UCLA Medical Center and adjunct assistant professor at the Fielding School of Public Health, tells SELF. They can be found in olive oil, nuts, and avocados, according to the Mayo Clinic.

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