Medically reviewed by Suzanne Fisher, MS, RD, LDN
The type and amount of dietary fat you consume matters when it comes to your overall health. Healthy, high-fat foods, such as those with unsaturated fats, are important in a balanced diet.
Fat is an essential part of human diets, providing the body with energy, supporting cell function, helping to absorb some nutrients, and creating hormones. Fats also help keep your body warm and protect your organs.
This article discusses what healthy fats are, the top healthy fat foods to include in your diet, and unhealthy fats to avoid.
What Are Healthy Fats?
Unsaturated fats are generally referred to as the “good” or “healthy” fats. These types of fats are mainly found in plant foods, such as avocados, nuts, seeds, and vegetable oils. When consumed as oils, they are liquid at room temperature. Unsaturated