what about the fat with meat? for instance we just got ground beef that was 80%lean and 20%fat. is that bad?
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BUT, when you're discussing the fat in meat/eggs/dairy, there's also a difference in the fat between an animal that was fed a conventional mass-produced diet, and an animal that was fed the diet it evolved to eat. Cows evolved to eat grass/hay, and grains make them ill. Therefore the fat that comes from a grain fed cow is not going to be as healthy as the fat on a grass-fed cow... it is still healthier than margarine though, IMO. Chickens evolved as free-ranging omnivores, eating bugs and seeds - a chicken that is fed a strictly grain diet or one that is fed animal by-products (like beef bone) while being confined in a cage is not a healthy chicken, and therefore the fat in their eggs (or meat) is not as healthy as that from a chicken eating their intended diet.
The "bad" fats are those that are man-made, or require severe refining to get - soy, corn, cottonseed, canola, etc. None of those items can be turned into oil in the everyday kitchen. And of course anything that is not in the form it was created in - like hydrogenated liquid fats.
Peanut is one that falls into both categories for other reasons - peanuts are prone to toxic mold, and while you can make peanut oil in your kitchen, it's probably better to avoid it for toxicity reasons.
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- Grass-finished Beef Tallow & Suet
- Butter & Ghee from Grass-fed Cows
- Lard from Pastured Pigs
- Duck, Goose and Chicken Fat from Pastured Chickens
- Coconut Oil
- Cocoa Butter
- Palm Oil
- Flaxseed Oil
- Unrefined Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Those all make it to my list. : We mostly use the ones I bolded.