98.Oils and fats: butter, olives, olive oil : Food Combining Hay Diet

The full text of the book published by Bloomsbury. Author Peter Thomson

Oils and fats are the most concentrated energy food in our diet.

The 1994 review of nutritional aspects of heart disease suggests a

maximum proportion of energy from fat of 35% of the dietary energy intake, and a maximum of 10% from saturated fat. The best level is much lower than this, but a very low fat diet is equally unhealthy.

Butter is made by separating the milk fat from the liquid. It is 80% fat and contains no protein. It should not be excluded from the diet as it is an excellent natural source of vitamin E.

protein starch sugar fat calcium/100g
Butter 0.5% 0 0 81.7% 15mg
Olive oil 0 0 0 91.4 0
Sunflower oil 0 0 0 99.9% 0
Nut butter 22.6% 6.4% 6.7% 53.7% 37mg
Margarines 0.2% 0 1% 81.6% 4mg