This is a good article by the Wall Street Journal, titled, Let Them Eat Fat.
I am glad to see a mainstream media outlet such as the WSJ write about fats and how, as they put it, “Listening to the doctors on cable TV, you might think that it’s better to cook up a batch of meth than to cook with butter. But eating basic, earthy, fatty foods isn’t just a supreme experience of the senses—it can actually be good for you.”
The article is great at pointing out the delicious and nutritious luxury of eating good, fatty foods such as roast goose, steaks, roasted marrow, and clotted cream. These foods, and many, many more are extremely good for you as outlined in this online post by the Weston A. Price Foundation called, Know Your Fats, but the most important thing to remember, especially with animal fats is the source of the fat. Did it come from an animal that was raised sustainably without growth hormones or antibiotics and GMO grain-based feed? If the answers to those questions are, no, then that fat is not good for you, because all of the toxins an animal ingests are stored in an animal’s fat and bone marrow. The only time the fats on the WAPF list (or any other similar list) are good for you, is when it comes from a healthy source. When fats do come from a healthy source such as a grass fed, pasteur raised and pasteur finished bone-in rib-eye steak, then by all means, enjoy it, because it’s good for your metabolism as well as your brain, and believe it or not, it’s also good for your heart.
If you really want to know more about fats, just go to the website of Udo Erasmus. He’s a leading expert on fats and has a book called, Fats That Heal, Fats That Kill. Spend some time on his site and in reading the sources listed on the Weston A. Price Foundation link, and you will be more knowledgeable about fats.
The bottom line is that fats are good for you as long as they come from a pure and good source. Also, eating fats is very satisfying, or as the WSJ puts it, “a supreme experience of the senses.”
It is, indeed.
Sharon, T H E E C O C H E F