By Virginia George, Contributing Writer Last month we talked about plant fats. If you missed that post, I encourage you to read it as well. In it I discussed what fat is, why it’s important, and various considerations when choosing a fat such as taste and smoke point. It will give you some good background Read More
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For years we’ve been bombarded with messages that fat is bad. We invented margarine (which is pretty disgusting if you read the history), built ourselves a food pyramid, and spent millions of dollars on huge campaigns to promote “low fat” and ” fat free” foods. Research is beginning to surface that questions whether the “low fat” and “heart Read More
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Image by Jessicafm Let’s talk fat! That is, eating fats. Which fats are really healthy? Which aren’t? How do you find them? And all the other questions that will come up along the way as you’re reading this post! If you’ve been following this blog for awhile, and/or if you’re familiar with Nourishing Traditions (NT), Read More
Okay, so, I’ve been harping on eating fat a lot lately! But now I want to get even more indepth about what types of fat you should eat, why, and then give you several meal/snack ideas on how to get more good fats into your diet. In the ideas, I’ll be specifically focusing on dairy-free ideas. There is already a great list on how to eat more fat at Cheeseslave‘s blog that focuses on a lot of dairy-full ideas.
These days, everyone thinks that low fat is the way to go. It sounds good — if you eat less fat, you shouldn’t store the fat, right? Unfortunately, WRONG! Fat is absolutely necessary to your diet, and low fat is the worst diet you can have! Fats are absolutely KEY to maintaining proper health, and I’ll show you why.