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Four good foods to eat full-fat

If you lived through the relatively long era when fat was considered the enemy, you may have been surprised by recent research suggesting that fat -- and even saturated fat -- plays an important role in our diets.

With 9 calories per gram versus the 4 calories per gram found in proteins or carbs, fat is still a higher-calorie choice. But remember that fat adds flavor to foods and helps keep you full, because it takes a long time to digest. Sometimes it might even be smarter to choose the full-fat version of certain foods, as their low-fat counterparts may include unhealthy fillers meant to replace naturally occurring fat.

Here are four foods you might want to consider buying...