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Why Dietary Fats Are Not Evil – Consumption Of Good Fats, Equals A Lean Healthy Body

Primal Power Method Healthy Fats

Fat Defined

Fats are a type of lipid: Organic substances that are not soluble (i.e., not able to be dissolved) in water. Dietary fats include both solids (like butter) and liquids (like cooking oils). Dietary fat is found in many common foods, including olives, avocados, nuts, seeds, meat, fish, cheese and milk.

There are three major macronutrients in your diet: fat, protein, and carbohydrates. Of these, fat is the most energy dense, meaning it contains more calories (energy) per gram. Like a super-concentrated fuel for your body, fat contains nine calories of energy per gram. This is more than twice the calories contained in a gram of either protein or carbohydrates, which each contain four calories per gram.

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How To Correctly Use Healthy Fats And Oils In Your Cooking

Primal Power Method Healthy Fats and Oils

At room temperature or refrigerated, saturated fats are solid or semi-solid (e.g., butter, lard, coconut oil). Saturated fats are chemically stable at high temperatures and are ideal for use in cooking.

At room temperature, monounsaturated fats are usually liquid (e.g., olive oil). Monounsaturated fats may become solid if refrigerated. They are useful for cooking at low to medium temperatures.

At cold temperatures, polyunsaturated fats are usually liquid (e.g. flax oil, cod liver oil). At room temperature, polyunsaturated fats are less chemically stable and are therefore usually best stored in the fridge to prevent rancidity. Polyunsaturated fats are not recommended for use in cooking but may be eaten cold, such as on salads.

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