Written by Robert J. Matthews
If avocados had nutrition labels, a medium would have 23 grams of fat.
Three grams of saturated fat (1.5 grams per serving) and no trans fat are included, along with 15 grams of monounsaturated fat and 3 grams of polyunsaturated fat.
Cheese is high in protein, calcium, vitamin D, B-vitamins, and good fats, but it should be taken in moderation.
Blue, brie, cheddar, and cottage cheese contain conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), a beneficial lipid that decreases inflammation and may prevent obesity, heart disease, and certain malignancies.
Chia seeds are used in healthy recipes because they include protein, fiber, and healthy fats despite their bland taste.
Alpha-linolenic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid, controls blood pressure and prevents heart disease by maintaining organ rhythm and pumping.
Dark chocolate has 12 grams of fat per ounce, but don't deny your sweet desire.
Dark chocolate contains oleic acid, a heart-healthy monounsaturated fat found in olive oil.