Look No Further: These 10 Healthy Fats Were Practically Made for the Keto Diet

Just like how the Mediterranean diet claimed 2017's top spot for the most talked-about diet, the ketogenic diet has taken over in 2018. It seems like every key player in the wellness community, from nutritionists to celebrities (like Halle Berry), has commented—if not enlisted themselves—on this eating regimen. Its premise is simple: Cut back on carbs and load up on healthy fats and protein because, believe it or not, the term "healthy fats" is not an oxymoron. They do exist. The goal of the keto diet is for the body to reach a state of ketosis, which, according to nutritionist Kelly LeVeque, is when "there is a decrease in the production and utilization of glucose. There is also a decrease in the breakdown of protein (found in your muscles) to be used for energy. So your body burns fat without sacrificing any muscle."

In other words, your body learns to burn an alternative energy source for fuel, not the traditional carbohydrates or protein. Instead, it burns fat as its main energy source, which can lead to weight loss, muscle retention, and maintenance of metabolic rate. Cool, right? In order to reach ketosis, though, you need to know what to eat. We're talking about keto-approved healthy fats that will fuel your body while keeping you feeling full and satiated. Keep scrolling to see the 10 healthy fats that nutritionists recommend eating as part of a healthy keto diet. Spoiler alert: Avocados made the list.