Eating fat will make you slim. The newest research shows that eating fat turns off the hunger switch in your brain and naturally restricts your appetite, while at the same time raising your metabolism, says Mark Hyman, M.D., the director of the Cleveland Clinic Centre for Functional Medicine and the author of Eat Fat, Get Thin. That means these four high-fat foods aren’t just OK for occasional indulgences – they’re actually good for you!
1. Full fat yoghurt
Studies show that people who opt for full-fat yoghurt are slimmer than those who go fat-free. The fat also helps your body absorb the Vitamin D in dairy.
Butter from grass-fed cows is high in disease-preventing antioxidants as well as conjugated linoleic acid, a type of fat that boosts your metabolism and immune system says Dr Hyman.
3. Red meat
It’s loaded with vitamins A, D and K2. Just be sure to choose grass-fed. A new review in the British Journal of Nutrition finds that it has 50% more heart-healthy Omega-3 fatty acids than factory-farmed beef.
Eating it can stimulate the bacteria in your gut to produce butyrate, a compound that boosts metabolism, research found.