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Why you need to eat lard and in what form it is dangerous: an expert's answer

Iryna MelnichenkoFood
Fresh lard
Fresh lard. Source: Alina FooDee

Lard is a tasty and satisfying product that contains a lot of saturated fat, and they should make up a smaller part of the daily dose of all fats in the diet, so you don't need to eat a lot of lard a day, 10-30 g is enough.

How much lard can you eat in a day

Nutritionist Anastasia Goloborodko told Telegram all about the benefits and harms of lard, as well as in what form it should not be eaten.

"Lard contains omega 3, omega 6, and omega 9 acids in a normal, balanced ratio, which is important for the body. Vitamins A, D, E. Selenium as an antioxidant and an assistant to the thyroid gland. It is better to combine lard with raw vegetables and herbs. The natural enzymes in vegetables will help it to be better absorbed," said the nutritionist.

Lard appetizer

 

The expert added that lard belongs to the category of saturated fats. Saturated fats should make up a smaller part of the daily dose of all fats in the diet. These are the fats in which the molecules are supersaturated with hydrogen. It's easy to remember: saturated fats remain solid at room temperature. Sources: meat, butter, cheese and other fatty dairy products, cream and sour cream, coconut and palm oil. They perform essential functions in the body. For example, it is almost the only source of vitamin A, which is necessary for cell regeneration, immune system nutrition, and proper hormonal balance. You shouldn't exclude such fats, but you can eat everything else, too. In moderation and variety - yes. The best fats are those from offal, bone-in meat and game, lard, whole bird and fish carcasses cooked with bones and shells.

Lard in a jar for the winter

What is important in lard

"Arachidonic acid (omega-6) in lard is a polyunsaturated fatty acid. It is a part of all cell membranes, a participant in many hormonal and immune reactions, and is essential for heart function. It is not found in vegetable oils," the expert noted.

How to bake lard with spices

In what form is it better not to eat lard

"How to spoil lard? Overeat or combine it incorrectly. Oxidize, heat, fry to cracklings (ultra-toxic), mix with refined grains or eat with sugar. The disadvantages are the very high calorie content, regional cooking and eating habits, and the likelihood of parasites," the expert said.

Lard with spices

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