Originally Posted by Cersha
There isn't any evidence stated, the paragraph just recommends when your children are ill, you should limit fats because their digestive system has to work too hard to process it.
Originally Posted by hummingmom
I think it's pretty traditional to limit fats for sick children ("traditional" meaning pre-industrial times; I have no idea about ancient cultures). In an acute illness, they would typically be given light fluids such as herbal teas, barley water, beef tea made with lean beef, or broth with most of the fat taken off. Those who were "on the mend" would get moderate amounts of the best quality, easiest-to-digest fats and proteins, such raw milk and raw eggs in eggnog. They still wouldn't be served much in the way of cooked fats, such as fatty stewed meat, greasy chicken stock, or fried foods.
This makes sense, as cooked fats are widely believed to put a greater burden on the liver, which -- as an immune organ -- is already under an extra burden in times of illness. Of course, the same would apply to oxidized vegetable fats. But that doesn't mean that that "fats" -- as a category -- are indigestible, especially for healthy people. What a peculiar thing to say.
Originally Posted by henny penny
Hi there! I didn't know about your HennyPenny, either! Yes, that could get confusing......