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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‘Masks 4 MontcoPA’ Volunteers Help Residents Stay Safe, Healthy

NORRISTOWN, PA — It takes a village to protect a county, and few know that better than the volunteers at Masks 4 MontcoPA, a cohort of residents freely offering their time and supplies to make homemade face masks for residents in need.

The work of Masks 4 MontcoPA is coordinated by Tammy Tarloski, Community Information Content Manager for the Department of Health and Human Services in Montgomery County.

Tarloski said the idea for the group was born early in the coronavirus pandemic from discussions within county government of how people can obtain masks. She said she created the Masks 4 MontcoPA Facebook group, but its growth has been largely spurred organically and through collaboration.

Tarloski said she originally created spreadsheets directing “sewists” — a combination of sewing and artist — to requests from those in need of masks, but the approach proved unnecessary thanks to the commitment sewists have to

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Hungarian Grand Prix 2020 live: Lewis Hamilton with healthy lead in Budapest

New fastest lap for Hamilton – 1:16.627.

The gap between Verstappen and Bottas down to 0.3 seconds. Eek!

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.

No drama, though, with a 26-second gap.

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This easy terrarium setup will keep your leopard gecko healthy and happy

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Yes, there are cat people and there are dog people. But we must not forget about our leopard gecko fam.

These low-maintenance reptiles hail from Afghanistan, Pakistan, India and Iran. But it’s their perky personalities and tiny size that makes them endearing to humans and children. Your leopard gecko doesn’t require a lot of care, but setting up a nurturing terrarium from the start will keep your lizard happy and healthy.

To get started you’ll need a tank and a few climate-controlling items. You’ll want to stick a heat mat in a bottom corner, on the outside of the tank. This will help regulate the gecko’s body

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