How well does the human body digest lard?

  1. Anjili profile image82
    Anjiliposted 5 years ago

    How well does the human body digest lard?

  2. SidKemp profile image95
    SidKempposted 5 years ago

    Lard is difficult to digest, but easier to digest than any artificial oil or fat substance, such as trans-fat.

    In general, fats are hard to digest. The easiest are the medium-chain oils, like organic coconut, then the short-chain oils, such as olive oil. Longer chain oils and fats, solid at room temperature, are harder to digest.

    If you don't want to avoid lard altogether, then:
    - get it from organic or naturally raised meats - the additives that get stored in animal fat from non-organic sources are particularly difficult.
    - shallow-fry, don't deep fry, so you eat less fat and oil.
    - eat slowly and chew thoroughly. The mechanical action of teeth helps a lot, as does the saliva, as does giving the body time to generate gall from the gall bladder and get it into the stomach, which helps break down fats.

  3. Michele Travis profile image70
    Michele Travisposted 5 years ago

    I was looking up an answer to the question and found something weird. It relates not lard, but butter.  They are pretty close together.  But, what I found was gross.  At least I think it is.


    http://eater.com/archives/2011/08/10/a- … e-fair.php


    It is about deep fried butter on a stick.  Yummy.

 
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