- Sep 7, 2013
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- Columbus, GA USA
I believe that a large number of modern health issues originated with the substitution of hydrogenated vegetable oil for lard and butter in the the name of "healthier alternatives." Turns out lard and butter are much healthier than Crisco and hydrogenated margarine. So then when we found out that hydrogenated vegetable oil was bad, we started using trans-fat (trans-unsaturated fatty acid) substitutes, which turned out to be even more unhealthy. Then we found out that polyunsaturated canola oil was actually toxic.I won't eat bacon grease (except post SHTF) since I try to be health conscious,
I do primarily use cold pressed extra-virgin olive oil for frying, but I am not nearly as hesitant to use bacon grease and butter as I used to be. I mean, after all, my grandmother and great-grandmother lived into their late 90s on a steady diet of lard and butter...