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What About Fat?

A quote from Sally Fallon’s book Nourishing Traditions in response to the question in cooking class last week, “What about oils?”  And the implied question that comes up so many times, “Will eating fat make you fat?”

“..Our choice of fats and oils is one of extreme importance.  Most people, especially infants and growing children, benefit from more fat in the diet rather than less.  But the fats we eat must be chosen with care.  Avoid all processed foods containing newfangled hydrogenated fats and polyunsaturated oils.  Instead, use traditional vegetable oils like extra virgin olive oil and small amounts of unrefined flax seed oil.  Acquaint yourself with the merits of coconut oil for baking and with animal fats for occasional frying.  Eat egg yolks and other animal fats with the proteins to which they are attached. And, finally, use as much good quality butter as you like, with the happy assurance that it is a wholesome–indeed, an essential—food for you and your whole family.
Organic butter, extra virgin olive oil, and expeller-expressed flax oil in opaque containers are available in health food stores and gourmet markets…”  

Another book idea for this topic, Eat Fat Lose Fat by Mary G. Enig, PhD and Sally Fallon.

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Happy cooking my friends!

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