Posted 5/22/2021 9:22 AM (GMT -6)
I had to do a deep dive into UC research in my last flare because I was having a lot of problems with fats and couldn't figure out why. It turns out that the only plant oils that are safe are the cold pressed ones, which are coconut and olive. The reason is that all other vegetable oils require chemical solvents to extract them from the plant material, and some of those trace solvents can still be in the oil at "acceptable levels" (according to government). Maybe that's okay for people with healthy guts but when your gut is raw and everything you eat comes into contact with it, even trace solvents can be a problem, The cold pressed oils just use a mechanical press to force the oil out so they are safe.
Butter and lard are also okay, if you can tolerate them, and only if they are grassfed/organic. Toxins concentrate big time in animal fats so you want to eat clean ones. The reason why grassfed is important is because when cows are fed grain like corn, their bodies generate toxic byproducts that end up in their body fat, which you then eat as butter. Organic is important because you don't want their feed to have chemicals for the same reason.
I use coconut for high heat cooking and extra virgin olive for everything else.
I'm not an organic food nut. I only eat certain things organic and for me the most important are the fats and cold pressed oils. My raw gut feels the difference right away if I don't.