I agree with you, ARTEMISTHEGREEK. Saturated fat is healthy provided it is from a good source. If it is animal fat, the animal should be eating the food that God (or nature) intended it to eat.
Why would animal fat harm us? We ARE animals. Our body fat IS animal fat! I think the processed vegetable oil manufacturers have paid a lot in advertising to convince us otherwise!!! I have started buying organic lard for frying. My grandparents on both sides of the family lived on farms and cooked with lard and butter all the time! They didn't have the health and weight problems we do today.
I recently had some blood tests done, and yes, my cholesterol was up a bit, but my good cholesterol (HDL) was extremely high, and my doctor said that more than made up for the fact that my total cholesterol numbers were over 200.
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Okay, my personal verdict, accountable to no one but my experience --
Saturated fat from pastured (not pesticide-laden) sources is generally healthy. I save duck fat and bacon fat from pastured sources that are (as much as I can determine, and I do research) reliable. I buy Kate's butter from Maine, from pastured cows. I use quality coconut oil.
If I do buy things containing saturated fats from other sources... I severely cut them off and discard. No need for pesticide accumulation.
Anyhow, that's just where I'm at, these days.
Edited by: ARTEMISTHEGREEK at: 10/9/2012 (20:18)
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