The Reading Corner: All About Fats

Throughout this past week, I came across several interesting blog posts about healthy fats.  Over the past few years, and particularly in the past couple of months, I’ve switched from using low-fat foods and butter substitutes to using fat in its traditional forms: butter, coconut oil, ghee, lard, and tallow.  During the past month or so on GAPS, I’ve noticed how I feel so much more satiated when including animal fats at every meal.  Lard and tallow are definitely my new friends!

Here are a few articles I thought would be of interest to share.

The Healthy Home Economist shared a post titled Doctors Warn Against Supermodel’s Coconut Oil Habit.  After reading this article, it made me want to increase the amount of coconut oil I’m using every day!

I came across this great article by Dyno-Mom about how her family walked away from their allergist and were able to get their kids off of asthma and allergy meds by returning to a traditional diet full of healthy fats.  This article was particularly interesting to me because I was also able to get off my asthma meds by making changes to my diet.

A Mom on a Mission wrote a detailed post In Defense of Lard.  She does a great job of explaining what types of fat make up lard and why it’s so good for you.

Now that you’ve read about incorporating healthy fats into your diet, I’m sure you’re ready for a great recipe that uses one of these fats.  Cheeseslave‘s Carnitas recipe is amazing and incorporates lots of healthy lard.  I just made this a few days ago and it was quite delicious.  Definitely one that’s going into my regular rotation now!

I hope these articles give you some food for thought about healthy fats.  Have you read anything recently that discusses this topic?  How do you incorporate healthy fats into your diet?

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