I have created a list of good fats vs bad fats because over the years there has been an awful lot of confusion as to whether we should or should not eat fat.
First we were told not to, and now we are being told that fat is good! Which is it?
If you’ve felt confused about this, then join the club! I hope these lists will end all the confusion.
Good Fat vs Bad Fat Chart
Keep this list handy until you learn which fats/oils are good for you, and which are not:
List Bad Fats – Avoid like the plague!
- Canola Oil
- Corn Oil
- Cottonseed Oil
- Fake Butter
- Grapeseed oil
- Peanut Oil
- Rice Bran Oil
- Safflower Oil
- Soybean Oil
- Sunflower Oil
- “Vegetable Oil” – anything called this
I know some of you will really question this list chiefly because we have previously been informed that a lot of these are really “healthy”. Unfortunately, this is not the case. You are more than welcome to do your own research concerning this.
One of the worst offenders is Canola Oil. Countless people around the world are using this oil in the total belief they are doing both themselves and their families good. Please type in the search bar something like “is canola oil healthy” and read over the many sites that will be listed there.
Margarine is another culprit that took hold of many of us for years. The labeling makes them sound very healthy but it’s not so. Once again, if you are querying me do your own research.
List Good Fats:
- Avocado Oil
- Grass Fed Butter
– made from cream from organically grass-fed cows
- Coconut Oil
- Cream – once again from organically grass-fed cows
- Grass Fed Lard
- Cold Pressed Virgin Olive Oil
- (All organic)
Many people will question Coconut Oil because it’s one that has suffered much in the hands of those who would try to convince us it’s bad for our arteries etc. I don’t expect you to take my word for it, you need to listen to the many professionals in natural health if you have any doubt. Here’s one you can read now if you like Previously thought of as evil fats, but not so bad after all!
These fats are also good but you must not heat them:
- Flaxseed Oil
- Macadamia Oil
- Walnut Oil
Foods containing Good Fats:
Should I drink Full Milk or Skimmed Milk?
Most people who are trying to look after their figure, or reduce weight, usually opt for skimmed milk. Their thinking is that if they don’t drink the cream in the milk they will be better off.
Is this the truth though?
What about this very interesting fact:
If you are drinking skimmed milk you are missing out on the fat.
Without the fat, your body cannot absorb the vitamins in the milk.
Without the vitamins, your body cannot absorb the minerals in the milk.
Hey, this is a worry! You see, so many times we fiddle around with foods and believe we are removing the bad and keeping the good. If you believe there is a God in Heaven, do you think he would create wholesome foods which we need to change in order for it to be healthy for us? Really, I don’t think so.
We need to stay as close to nature as we can, altering it as little as we can. What seems to make sense to us mere humans, eventually comes to light to show how badly we are missing the point.
I hope you find this Good Fat vs Bad Fat Chart helpful as a quick reference. I’m sure you have many questions as to what is the difference between the good and the bad. Gradually I will add in extra information regarding each one of them to help you make a quality decision about which you will use and consume in your house. “Good Fats” is where you need to concentrate by adding them into your diet and gradually the “Bad Fats” will diminish.
Nutritional Counsellor & Dietary Consultant