What are the Fatty Foods?

Fatty foods are high in fat content. Fatty food can be both good and bad depending on the types of fat. Consumption of fatty foods that contain trans fat and saturated fat can be harmful. On the other hand, consumption of fatty foods that contain right type of fat is good for health. Good fat can suppress appetite and help reduce calorie consumption in a day. Good fat is good for heart health and can stoke metabolism. Following are the fatty foods that are healthy foods and can help losing belly fat.

Grass-Fed Beef

Grass-fed beef provides high levels of omega-3 fatty acids, which is linked with reduction of risk of heart disease. As regards waistline, grass-fed meat has fewer calories than conventional meat and naturally leaner. A seven ounce of conventional strip steak provide sixteen grams of fat and three hundred and eighty six calories. On the other hand, seven ounce of grass-fed strip steak   provides only two hundred and thirty four calories and five grams of fat.

Olive Oil

Olive oil is rich in polyphenols and monounsaturated fats. Polyphenols help fight cancer and monounsaturated fat strengthens heart. Olive oil based diet results in higher levels of adiponectin   than other diet. Adiponectin helps break down fat in body. It is good to use olive oil for cooking or in sauces and dressings.


Coconut contains saturated fat, more than half of which comes from lauric acid or lipid. Lipid combats bacteria and improves cholesterol profile. Lipid contained in dietary supplementation of coconut oil, is linked with reduction in abdominal obesity, as found out in a study. According to same study, consumption of coconut oil is also linked with waistline shrinking.

Dark Chocolate

Dark chocolate contains pure cocoa butter. Cocoa butter has stearic acid that slows down digestion. As dark chocolate takes longer to process, it delays hunger and help lose weight.

Almond Butter

Despite high fat content, almond is linked with weight loss and waistline reduction, as found out by study from Related Metabolic disorders and International Journal of obesity. Almonds has elements that limit amount of fat absorbed by the body.


Avocado has healthy monounsaturated fats. It contains oleic acid, which helps ease feelings of hunger. Avocado also provides protein and fiber. Eating avocado in the morning helps feel full until lunchtime.

Greek Yogurt

Greek yogurt provides both good fat and protein. Greek yogurt is linked with appetite control and reduction in evening snacking.

Fatty Fish

Fatty fish is healthy food. Salmon, trout, mackerel, sardine and herring are all packed with high quality protein, heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids and all types of important nutrients. Consumption of fish is linked with reduction in risks of depression, heart disease, dementia and many other common diseases. Fish oil supplement is also very good for those who cannot eat fish. It contains plenty of vitamin D and all the omega-3s.

Whole Egg

Eggs are healthy food despite being high in fat and cholesterol. Newer studies have found out that cholesterol in eggs does not affect cholesterol in blood, in most cases. Egg is one of the most nutrient dense food. It is packed with vitamins and minerals. It contains bit of all nutrients that we need. It is also high in protein and a weight-loss friendly food.


Nuts contain fiber, protein and healthy fat. They are also packed with magnesium and vitamin E. Nuts are linked with lowering risks of many diseases including obesity, type-2 diabetes and heart disease. Healthy nuts include macademia nuts, walnuts, almonds etc.

Chia Seeds

Chia seeds contain fat that makes up of omega-3 fatty acid, which is heart healthy. Chia seeds   are very nutritious and packed with fiber and minerals. Chia seeds are linked with number of health benefits.

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