I used to be one of those obsessive people who would ONLY eat things that were zero percent fat. I thought that so long as I didn't eat anything that had fat in it, I wouldn't be fat. Of course, I was still overweight at the time and, after I actually research it, I found out that the "0 % Fat" label can actually trick us into buying foods that have more calories, sugar, and sodium. Not great, right?

The truth of the matter is that there are plenty of fatty foods that actually make you skinny, as Women's Health magazine says. In fact, a diet rich in these 5 Latin foods that are rich in healthy fats is actually going to help calm your appetite (reducing the total calories you eat in a day) PLUS be good for your heart and even speeding up your metabolism. What are you waiting for? Dig in!

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Olive Oil

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Opting for olive oil when you cook or dress your salad is sure to help you drop the weight, thanks to proof from a recent study that says a diet rich in olive oil produced higher levels of adiponectinm, a hormone responsible for breaking down fat in your body and lowering your BMI. So, really, having more of THIS fat will help you have less body fat!


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There's nothing bad that I can say about avocados. Not only do they taste good, but just half an avocado has 15 grams of heart-healthy unsaturated fat. Plus, they're a good source of fiber, potassium and vitamins C, K, folate and B6. The richness of the avocado makes it a very fulfilling healthy afternoon snack, helping to ward off reaching for the chips or sweet laters on.


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It's true that coconut is high in saturated fat but what you DON'T know is that most of that is from lauric acid, which actually helps improve cholesterol scores. Plus, a recent study found that a coconut oil dietary supplement resulted in smaller waistlines! I'm not a fan of pills, so why not buy some coconut oil to add to your cereal, salad or in place of the other healthy cooking olive oil?

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If you're looking for a fatty food to make a complete meal out of, then look no further than salmon! You can spice it up with some extra Latin flavor and gain all the benefits of salmon's richness in Omega-3 fatty acids (good for your heart and skin), high in protein (to keep you full and energized) and it's actually pretty low in fat to boot. Plus, it'll give you a heaping dose of vitamin D, B2 and B12.


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Dark Chocolate

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If you're a fan of chocolate, then help yourself and lose weight by having a couple of ounces of dark chocolate two hours before a meal. A recent study found that people who did this actually ate 17 percent less calories during the next meal, probably thanks to the pure cocoa butter that's found in dark chocolate, which is a great source of digestion-slowing stearic acid.