Truth About Fats II : Vegetable Oil

For the last fifty years, the public has been bombarded with propaganda about the benefits of vegetable oil. Pork fat, beef tallow, and butter have been vilified and blamed for high cholesterol, heart attacks, cancer, obesity, etc. In this post I will attempt to trace the history of the vegetable oil and question whether it is indeed as heart-healthy as all the advertisements make it out to be. I will begin by introducing the different kinds of fatty acids. Saturated fats - found in animal fats and tropical oils. They have no double bonds between individual atom carbons. All the bonds are "saturated" with hydrogen atoms. Saturated fats are stable at room temperature, and ideal for cooking at high temperatures. Monounsaturated fats - found in olive, avocado, macadamia, and almond oil. They have one unsaturated carbon bond. They are not as stable as saturated fats, and thus they stay liquid at room temperature. [...]

What Happend With The Last Two Months.

Picking peaches at a local farm. Many of you have asked me what happened and why I stopped posting. I assure you it is not because I lack ideas and topics to discuss with you all. But my silence has been mostly due to an incredible amount of changes and events that happened one after the other in the last couple of months. A week after my laparoscopic surgery surgery I witnessed the amazing home birth of my best friend's, healthy, eight pound six ounce baby girl surrounded by lots of sunshine and love. Between organizing meals, encapsulating Jackie's placenta, and falling inlove with her baby the blog had to take a break. Baby Athena, a week old. Two weeks later we began packing our tiny downtown apartment after we took on the position as house managers for the residence program for the private, liberal arts college my husband and I graduated [...]

August 23rd, 2012|Categories: Diana|Tags: |0 Comments
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