~ Food Has Power ~
"Low fat" is the information from the 1990s that was preached to cardiology patients. I believe it is antiquated and debunked. Even the Mayo Clinic recommends "total fat intake to 20 to 35 percent of your daily calories". But they are still recommending "healthier sources, such as nuts and olive, canola and nut oils".
Canola is not a healthy fat! Most of it is GMO and it has high Omega 6:Omega 3 fatty acids anyway. Olive oil has little Omega 3 either. Even Dr. Sears is still recommending "canola oil, soybean oil and corn oil" (all too high in Omega 6 fatty acids whhich cause inflammatory problems to be exacerbated). All are GMO (except olive oil). As does Dr. Andrew Weil. And both are dissing coconut oil. I believe they are very mistaken.
I'm far more inclined to believe the science at the Weston A. Price Foundation about healthy fats. Pasture-raised animal fats and coconut oil and wild caught, cold water fish oils.
* Tallow and suet from beef and lamb
* Lard from pigs
* Chicken, goose and duck fat
* Coconut, palm and palm kernel oils
* Extra virgin olive oil (also OK for cooking)
* Expeller-expressed sesame and peanut oils
* Expeller-expressed flax oil (in small amounts)
For Fat-Soluble Vitamins
* Fish liver oils such as cod liver oil (preferable to fish oils, which do not provide fat-soluble vitamins, can cause an overdose of unsaturated fatty acids and usually come from farmed fish.)
Pat Robinson, Wellness Educator
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