Written by Robert J. Matthews
The average egg has 5 grams of fat, although only 1.5 grams is saturated. The rest is polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats.
For those concerned about fat consumption, egg whites are almost fat-free because the yolk carries most of the fat.
Fish are packed with heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids and should be part of your diet, despite their scary name.
Choose anchovies, herring, mackerel, salmon, sardines, tuna, and trout to boost omega-3s.
Fat dominates flaxseeds—67%. A one-ounce portion has 12 grams of fat, which is misleading.
Flaxseed is called healthy because it has only one gram of saturated fat and no trans fats.
Most nuts are healthful, although they're high in fat.
Moderate your nut intake and focus on almonds, hazelnuts, macadamias, pecans, and walnuts.