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Good/Better/Best: oils and pastas

Dear GreenSmoothieGirl: What are the good oils, and what are the bad ones?   And how about pasta?

 

Answer:

Worst oils: shortening, lard, margarine.   Also refined canola, safflower, vegetable, soy, peanut, corn oils.

Good oils: unrefined almond, borage, evening primrose, cod liver, butter (in small amounts)

Better oils: coconut, flaxseed, palm, extra virgin olive oils

Best oils: same as in the “better” list, but organic

 

Worst pasta:   durum/semolina/white/enriched pastas of all kinds

Good pasta: whole wheat

Better pasta: organic whole grain of any kind

Best pasta: organic quinoa, spelt, or Kamut

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