It is essential to our health that we consume healthy and properly prepared fats.
The first time I heard that I thought, great - but where do I start? I don't really know much about the different types of fats or how to prepare them.
So I've made a short & sweet list of the good and bad fats below, and if you should use them for hot or cold uses.
If this still seems overwhelming, just go through your pantry and get rid of all the "bad" fats listed below and you're off to a great start :)
GOOD: healthy, naturally occurring, minimally processed fats
Saturated (for hot uses)
Ghee (clarified butter)
Lard (pork fat)
Tallow (beef fat)
Schmaltz (chicken fat)
Unsaturated (for cold uses)
Macadamia nut oil
Nuts & seeds (includes nut and seeds butters)
BAD: unhealthy, man-made fats, refined seed oils
Rice bran oil
Shortening made from one or more of the above oils