Some examples of high-fat foods include healthy high-fat foods such as nuts and olives, as well as unhealthy high-fat foods such as dark chicken meat, baked goods, processed snack foods and fried foods, states Healthline. Healthy high-fat food benefits the heart while unhealthy high-fat food is harmful to the heart.
Some examples of high-fat unhealthy foods that are high in saturated fats include fatty cuts of beef, pork and lamb, dark chicken meat and high-fat dairy foods such as butter, cheese and ice cream, according to Healthline. Saturated fat increases blood cholesterol levels and can increase the risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Some examples of high-fat unhealthy foods that are high in trans fat include baked goods such as cookies, cakes and pastries, processed snack foods such as crackers and microwave popcorn, and fried foods such as doughnuts, fries and deep-fried fast foods. High-fat food that contains a high amount of trans fat raises bad cholesterol while suppressing good cholesterol.
Avocados are a healthy high-fat food, according to Self. A medium avocado contains 23 grams of fat, most of which is monounsaturated fat that is beneficial for the heart. Nuts are also both healthy and high in fat, containing beneficial plant-based monounsaturated fats and omega-3 fatty acids. On average, they contain 45 grams of fat per cup, and can lower bad cholesterol. Olives are also a healthy high-fat food, containing 15 grams of fat per cup, most of which is monounsaturated fat.