Tag: butter

13 ways to improve your health in 2015

| January 16, 2013 | 16 Replies
13 ways to improve your health in 2015

1.  Use butter – especially from pastured cows. Butter is our best daily source of infection-fighting Vitamin A. Margarine has none. Also, use lard from outdoor-living pigs. Lard is our best daily source of infection-fighting Vitamin D. Together fat soluble Vitamins A & D fight infection as they help our bodies absorb minerals. 2. Stop […]

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True or False? – questions about fat

| November 2, 2012 | 3 Replies
True or False? – questions about fat

We’ve been told to remove chicken skin because it is saturated fat? True – that’s what we’ve been told, but chicken fat is 70 percent unsaturated fat! Chicken fat is dominantly monounsaturated oleic acid, the dominant fat in olive oil (and in our bodies). Chicken fat is also our best source of antimicrobial palmitoleic acid, a monounsaturated […]

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When you hear the words, “avoid saturated fat,” ask which one?

| February 6, 2012 | Reply
When you hear the words, “avoid saturated fat,” ask which one?

From the days of George and Martha Washington up through the 1940s, our traditional more saturated and monounsaturated fats – tallow, lard, and butter – provided safe, nutritious cooking options and provided diversified income for small mixed family farms, benefitting local communities. Then, beginning in the 20th Century, especially after 1950, the American Heart Association […]

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