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Healing Foods by DK Publishing

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Fats And Oils

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A mixture of different oils and fats in small amounts is crucial for optimal health, energy, and metabolism. They also help us absorb fat-soluble vitamins D, E, and K, and the carotenoids that we need to make vitamin A. A good balance of polyunsaturates, monounsaturates, and saturated fats (needed for the synthesis of vitamin D) has an anti-inflammatory effect and promotes heart health.

Butter

What Is It Good For?

Maintains energy Butter and ghee, a form of clarified butter, have similar properties and are a source of energy. Both contain medium-and short-chain fatty acids, of which one, lauric acid, is a potent antimicrobial ...

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