Know Your Fats

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You’ve probably heard a few mixed reviews on fats that are good for your health and fats that you should avoid. This is what we recommend when it comes to healthy fats.
For Cooking:
– Butter
– Tallow and Suet from beef and lamb
– Lard from pigs
– Chicken, goose, and duck fat
– Coconut Oil
*Use organic, pasture-raised animal fats whenever possible.
For Salads and Unheated Dishes:
– Extra Virgin Olive Oil (also OK for cooking)
– Expeller-Expressed sesame and peanut oils
– Expeller-Expressed flax oil (in small amounts)
For Fat-Soluble Vitamins:
– Cod Liver Oil (see if you test for this at your next appointment)
Fats to Avoid:
– Grape seed oil (processed with high heat and various chemicals, including the toxic solvent hexane.)
– All hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated oils
– Industrially processed liquid oils such as soy, corn, safflower, cottonseed, and canola.
– Fats and oils (especially vegetable oils) that are heated to very high temperatures in processing and frying.
Do you have a question about a fat or oil not mentioned in this article? Bring it up at your next appointment, or bring it in to see if your body tests well for it. Happy cooking!
Article adapted from Weston A. Price.

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