Let me begin by stating this simple fact:
We all need fats and oils in our diet. – Tweet this!
We should not be trying to cut back or eliminate the fats or oils. Contrary to the blundering health advice of the last half-century, fats and oils do not make you fat; they help you lose weight. Fats and oils do not trigger insulin, the hormone of weight gain, nor do they increase the risk for cardiovascular disease. They generate satiety, leaving you feeling full and satisfied.
It is important that you choose your oils wisely.
Oils that were previously thought to be unhealthy, such as coconut oil and palm oil, due to their saturated fat content, are now making a glorious return to a healthy diet. One more thing: don’t trim the fat off of poultry, beef, pork, or fish. Don’t skim the gelatin and fat off of your soup or stock, even when using fats like lard and tallow in your cooking.
Here are the best oils to choose from. – Tweet this!
It is not necessary to purchase all of these healthy oils. You will find that just keeping a supply of coconut and extra-virgin olive oil on hand will meet most of your cooking needs.
Consider adding healthy fats and oils at every meal opportunity. —Tweet this!
- Whipping melted coconut oil or butter into coffee
- Adding extra-virgin olive oil to scrambled or fried eggs
- Using melted coconut oil or avocado oil in your smoothie or shake
- Make your own salad dressings
A list of oils you should avoid or minimize the use of. – Tweet this!
- Corn oil (which also contains residues of grain proteins)
- Vegetable oil
- Safflower oil
- Sunflower oil
- Grapeseed oil
- Soybean oil
These oils tend to weigh the diet too heavily with omega-6 oils. Even though omega-6s are among the essential oils, large quantities of them are unhealthy.
Yours in grainless health,
Dr. William Davis
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