Is It Healthy to Cook With Lard? Experts Say It Depends on What You’re Making

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From Prevention

Lard brings to mind traditional meals like flaky pie crusts and fresh Mexican tamales. For many people, it’s also associated with negative health effects such as heart disease, which is why lard has fallen out of favor over the last few decades. But what exactly is lard and is it ever the healthier choice?

What is lard and how is it used?

Ever cooked bacon and saved the grease for something else? Well, then, you’re familiar with lard! Lard is rendered pork fat, which has been strained for a smooth, white fat.

Although it’s not unheard of to spread it on toast like butter, lard is mostly used for cooking. Lard is a star ingredient in some regional and cultural cuisines. It’s used in Latin cuisine to give foods like refried beans, tamales, and empanadas a delicious melt-in-your-mouth texture. Lard is also

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New fastest lap for Hamilton – 1:16.627.

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Three laps to go – gap between Verstappen and Bottas down to 1.8 seconds.

New fastest lap for… you guessed it… Hamilton.

Further down the list, Albon passes Vettel for fifth.

Hamilton in for new tyres – here are the fastest laps. Will he finish on top of this too? You’d think so….

The gap between Verstappen and Bottas coming down quickly… down to 5.5 seconds. Late drama?

Alexander Albon in the other Red Bull is closing in again on Sebastian Vettel, who is in fifth. The gap down to 0.8 seconds. 

Hamilton looked to be coming in… but the pit crew venture back in. What’s going on there? Not even the race engineer knows on the radio with Hamilton.

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14 foods with wonderfully healthy fats that you should add to your plate

Eating fat won't make you fat, if you do it right.
Eating fat won’t make you fat, if you do it right.

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  • Fat is an essential part of any diet, it’s critical for the health of our cells, and helps our body absorb other nutrients.

  • Healthful, fatty foods that are a great addition to any diet include oatmeal, eggs, chia seeds, and tofu.

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Fat in food has gotten an unfair reputation as a belly-bulging demon that can wreck your diet and cause you to gain weight.

But the truth is, we need some fat in our diets to survive. The proper amount of the right kind of fat can fuel your body and help feed your brain. Many studies have shown that people who eat more fat don’t get more fat, nor do they have higher rates of other health problems like cancer or heart disease. 

It’s true that fat packs a

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The jump came after economic data Monday morning showed a much stronger than expected rebound in US service sector activity in June, underscoring a recovery in the industries hardest hit by the pandemic. Airlines and cruise stocks rose during the regular session, but pared some gains as overnight trading kicked off.

Earlier in the day, an editorial in China’s state-run media outlet the Securities Journal suggested the country should prioritize fostering a “healthy” bull market after the pandemic, sending global equities

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