Today I planned on starting a series on some of my favorite tasty and gut healing foods. First up was to be yogurt and all of the wonderful benefits of yogurt and ways that you can work gut-healthy yogurt into your diet.
Something came up in the last few days that bears directly on my ability to provide my family with this wonderfully nutrient dense and gut healthy product.
I enjoy reading books like the Little House on the Prairie series. I especially love these book for the descriptions of the food and food preparations. In one of the books Laura goes into detail about how ma makes butter and molds it. In other similar style (fiction) books I’ve read many descriptions of making butter and also lard or even just wishing for a goose to be able to have good fat for baking. In the one of the movies based on the Love Comes Softly book series, the neighbor brings over bear fat as a house warming gift.
While many of these are fictional accounts, during the times these books are set these would have been the kind of fats widely available and used. So what changed? When and why did we move from natural fats to processed fats such as canola, margarine and Crisco?