Fats have been made the enemy in our culture. We are still feeling the residual effects of an entire generation bought into a low fat diet. I want to clear some things up about fat and explain why we needn’t be fearful of it!
There are Three Types of Fat:
Saturated-contains most amount of water possible, and is usually hard at room temperature (butter, lard, coconut oil).
Monounsaturated-lack two hydrogen atoms, therefore less stable, and more likely to go rancid under high temperatures (olive oil, nuts, avocado).
Polyunsaturated-two or more pairs of hydrogen atoms, remain liquid even wh...