Yes, you heard it right. Fats are very good for you and should constitute a significant part of what you eat everyday. There are three types of fats
Good or Unsaturated fats – these are monounsaturated or polyunsaturated fats which are very good for you and lower the risk of heart disease. Foods which contain good fats include olives, nuts, seeds and fish. You should ideally try and eat your quota of fats as far as possible from walnuts, almonds, pumpkin seeds and flax seeds and fish. Remember that many of these sources of fat are calorie rich and therefor just eating four half walnuts is approximately 55 calories and must be eaten in moderation.
Bad fats or trans fats increase the risk of diseases even when consumed in minor quantities. Most processed foods particularly those made from hydrogenated oil are very harmful for you. Look for the nutrition information on any processed food and if you see anything that says hydrogenated oils, make sure you dont eat it.
Saturated Fats which are not as harmful as trans fats and usually found in red meat, butter, cheese and can be eaten in moderation.
As long as the bulk of your fat intake comprises unsaturated fats you remain in the healthy zone.