|Healthy Fats: Achieving Wellness by Using Nourishing Fats|
Regardless of which side of the argument you may be on, it is important to understand some basic characteristics of various types of fats and how to properly use and store each type.
For example, some type of oils (such as coconut oil) are ideal for high heat cooking, i.e., frying, broiling and grilling. Other oils are suitable for medium heat cooking. These include avocado, macadamia nut, peanut, sesame, rice bran and olive oil.
Certain other oils, such as flax, hemp, grape and pumpkin seed oil, should never be exposed to heat but are ideal drizzled on salads or over already cooked food.
Proper storage of oils, including medicinal oils with may come in supplemental form in capsules, is just as important as proper use in order to maintain the nutritional integrity of each type of oil (or fat).
This "infographic" is actually a poster that is available for purchase from NourishingMedicine.com. It is an easy reference and guide to cooking and storing various different types of fats and oils and includes a few basic facts about fats, including some of the key benefits of healthy fats and dangers of unhealthy fats. Note: regarding this poster, we are not sure how safe it is to store butter and other animal-derived fats on the counter top.
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