LARD is being touted as the new healthy fat
Date: 4/15/2007 1:58:22 PM ( 14 y ) ... viewed 2234 times
How can this be?
Last week at work, a coworker returned from a nutrition workshop and stated that we radically need to change the foods we buy for our clients. He had learned at a the workshop that lard and butter have more of the so-called healthy fats in them than the trans fats, which the margarine we had been buying contained.
The rest of the picture was apparently not even considered. I mentioned oil, such as olive oil..and I mentioned considering whether or not foods are organic. I just received an exasperated look. People believe what they are taught, even when they receive only limited or entirely incorrect and potentially harmful information.
So I checked google, and got thousands of different results for a search to answer this question: is lard the new healthy fat?
There's a lot of information out there, and you can do a google search for yourself. This article was interesting:
Ultimately, lard and butter are simply NOT healthy. Not at all.
Still, the healthiest thing I've found is a raw vegan diet. I haven't stayed on the raw vegan plan for very long ever, but certainly feel amazingly well when I do. I've heard that going back and forth from cooked foods and raw is worse than just staying with cooked foods, but that's another subject. Lard is my topic here!
I don't understand how it has happened that lard is being billed as a health food. I think it's outrageous and misleading.
I would like to know what you think. Please let me know.
P.S. Another google search, dogpile search, or utilizing whatever search engine you prefer.... look up "neurobiology of lipids".
This also yields some useful information.
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