Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Are Modern Cooking and Baking Fats Really Healthy?

While it might come as a surprise to you cooking fats are quite an important topic to look at when discussing the current health status of the average American and what can be done to improve our health as a people group through action on the individual level.

In modern times the type of fats that have come into vogue for use in cooking and baking are quite different than the types of oils and fats that our ancestors were accustomed to eating. It is hard to argue that we have improved in this area given the rise of obesity, diabetes, heart disease and other chronic diseases that were not seen in the past on the scale that they are today. While we seem to have advanced in the area of infectious disease prevention we have a whole new plague of infirmities sometimes referred to as "diseases of modern civilization".