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  •  Actually, this has been disproven. (4+ / 0-)

    Arterial problems are more caused by eating processed foods, carbs and rancid and trans fats.
    Fresh lard has essential oils that are good for you.  Whip it for baking and eat your baked goods fresh.

    •  Actually, very little has been proven (2+ / 0-)
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      nchristine, Nowhere Man

      Though much has been brought into question.

      Our understanding of these things remains surprisingly limited.

      To put the torture behind us is, inevitably, to put it in front of us.

      by UntimelyRippd on Sat Dec 29, 2012 at 12:13:39 PM PST

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    •  I doubt it (1+ / 0-)
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      gene s

      Look at the stuff. It's solid at room temperature.  Look at oil.  It's liquid.  Which do you want in your arteries?

      Essential oils? I'm sticking with olive oil. No problem as long ad I don't cook at high heat.

      •  Lard from the store is hydrogenated (3+ / 0-)

        . . .and thus is solid at room temperature.

        Natural rendered lard is less saturated than butter.

        So, if you think that saturated fats are bad for you (I no longer do, but that's another discussion) then you should be using lard rather than butter to, say, fry eggs.

        Anybody near Madison WI (and there seem to have been a lot of those in the comments above, talking about chees) is lucky in that multiple farmers sell natural lard, both at farmer's markets and I've seen it at grocery stores.

        FYI, polyunsaturated fats have their own inherent risks, because they are more prone to the formation of free radicals with age or overheating.  Free radicals are at least as bad for you as saturated fats.

        Universal Health Care - it's coming, but not soon enough!

        by DrFood on Sat Dec 29, 2012 at 09:11:09 PM PST

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      •  Bad science (2+ / 0-)
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        freesia, bigjacbigjacbigjac

        That lard is solid at room temperature says nothing about what effect it has in the body.  After you break the food down, it doesn't much resemble what went in.

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