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

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