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6 oily, fatty foods you should be eating (With GIFS!)

Think diets are all about lean cuts and dry veggies? Fat is an essential nutrient you should be ingesting too ... But before you reach for that pack of chips, stop and read this to find what are the best kind of fats for you
 

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Oil your metabolic gears with these top six ingredients. Don’t forget to eat in moderation!

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1. AVOCADO

Half an avocado contains almost 15 grams of good, monounsaturated fat. The fat comes from oleic acid found in avocado, which helps our digestive tract absorb fat soluble nutrients. The next time you make a salad, try substituting your mayo with avocado instead.

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2. NUTS

Other than providing high quality protein for the vegans out there, almonds happen to be the nut that contain the lowest calories. Recent studies have even shown that eating a handful of nuts everyday can prolong your life!

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3. SALMON

Wild salmon is the preferred choice because it is chock full of Omega 3s and DHA that keep our brains in tip top shape. Other good fishy alternatives include sardines, mackerel and cod fish.


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4. OLIVES & OLIVE OIL

Olives help with controlling blood pressure and are great for patients suffering from osteoporosis, arthritis, obesity, diabetes, and the list goes on. Not to mention olives can be consumed in the form of our favourite local delivery food – pizza!

5. FLAXSEED

This simple looking seed contains lignans, which have estrogen-like and antioxidant qualities. Flaxseed contains up to 800 times more lignans than other plant foods. Not to mention, its great for when you feel a bit peckish and need to eat 200 of something.

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6. EGGS

They are a basic food that can be incorporated into almost any dish ‒ mix a raw egg into your protein shake; having eggs benedict, or even just a simple boiled egg can up your vitamin A, B2, B5, B12, D, E, K, intake. Eggs have a bad rep for raising cholesterol levels but in reality, cholesterol in the diet does not affect the cholesterol in the blood. Only 30 per cent of people experience a mild rise in blood cholesterol after egg consumption. For those who need extra precaution, just skip the egg yolk instead. 

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