No, this is not license to make fried food a dietary staple (please, please don’t do that). But good fats from foods like avocado, olive oil, fatty fish, and nuts are essential for immune system function, fat burning (really!), feeling full, and glowing skin. In fact, the fear of fat had a lot to do with a long era of carb and sugar diet dominance, which we now know had all kinds of negative health effects. Let’s leave that behind.