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I don't do dairy (even grass-fed, I tested it) cos I cannot digest dairy (not an allergen; I simply ain't got what it takes, same as being Celiac).
I RARELY use bacon because I don't like the idea of too much smoke going into my body (and I eat TONS of smoked fish--love it). Of course, I NEVER use cured!
I too was bummed to see it, but like others, not surprised.
I use olive oil for all cold items and for drizzling on steamed veggies, and bacon fat or coconut oil for sauteing/roasting. Honestly I use more bacon fat for sauteing because I am not a fan of the flavor of coconut at all ;)
We drink unsweetened almond milk and coconut milk (we switch it up) and indulge in dark chocolate almond milk for our "treats" ;)
We are dairy free due to an allergy, other wise we would use a grass fed organic butter as well. I would try raw butter to see if that was tolerated (many allergic to dairy proteins actually find they can do it raw!) but it is illegal to purchase/sell raw milk products here :/
Coconut oil is great, as is all saturated fat. I use coconut oil, butter, cream, lard, bacon, all of it is good for us when it comes from pasture-fed animals. This Spark article is outdated to say the least.
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I usually don't read the weekly spark because I think it is chalked full of conventional wisdom but I was curious as to what they would say even though I had a good idea. And they did not leave me disappointed... well at least to the fact that they thought what i thought they would think.
I would actually like to add more coconut stuff to my pantry. I use coconut milk in my smoothies. I have tried plain coconut water a couple times but I always find it a bit too salty tasting for my liking, but i'm willing to try it more to see if my taste buds change. My fiance really dislikes when i use coconut oil to cook because he can taste the sweet flavor from the oil and hes not used to it. I really need to research more for ways to integrate coconut products into my cooking.
I use coconut oil, bacon fat and butter for cooking. Olive oil is for salads.
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Yes, it is! We use coconut oil and milk. And we are currently living in Thailand so we have fresh young coconut everyday. We use it to make smoothies.
Coconut oil is the bomb!
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coconut oil is very healthy and helps to burn fat.
Got this in the Weekly Spark email edition. I use Olive Oil for cooking, however, do use coconut milk for baking, sauces, soups and use Almond/Coconut mixed milk for my power smoothies. What is your take on Spark's review of the data? Is Coconut a fat staple in your diet?
Edited by: MDGARDENGIRL at: 1/15/2013 (19:23)
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