There’s a piece of common knowledge circulating amongst the general population which holds fats in contempt, and should not be part of a healthy person’s diet. It is false. The key is knowing which fats are acceptable, and which can cause problem because the simple fact is that not all fats are created equal.
After mentioning that vegetable oils were bad I was recently asked “which fats can I eat?” It is not surprising that we are all confused with the low-fat/saturated fat hysteria going on. So I thought I’d share with you the types of fats that we use in our home along with the ones that we try to avoid. First there are a few things you should know about fats…
Fats To Eat
- Butter from grass-fed cows
- Lard from pastured pigs
- Tallow from grass-fed cows
- Unrefined Coconut oil
- Cold pressed olive and sesame oils (uncooked or low heat)
Fats To Avoid
- Soy oil
- Corn oil
- Cottonseed Oil
- Canola Oil (GMO, can contain trans fatty acids and can cause heart lesions)
- Hydrogenated Oils
- Most other vegetable oils, especially when not cold pressed (they are rancid and therefore a carcinogen)
There’s more at the article, including a breakdown of the Omega-6 and Omega-3 ratios in certain fats.