The trouble with refined plant oils

Otherwise known as vegetable oils. However, none, or not many, come from vegetables (depending on how vegetable is defined). Plant oils would be a better term. They come from seeds (grapeseed, sunflower seed), grains (maize, rice bran), fruits (avocado, olive), nuts (almond, walnut) or legumes (peanut, soy). A product labelled vegetable oil will be a

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Deep-fried bacon

In lard, of course. Bacon and lard – two ingredients that are demonised (and needlessly so). Previously, I suggested that bacon does not deserve its reputation. More recently, I have argued that we could be healthier if we ate more animal fat (our heritage fats). So, it makes sense to put the two together, especially as, in this

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