hi, new to this and my first question :)
i hear a lot of people saying that eating pork belly (with its fat) daily/regularly makes them feel "happy". i'm assuming it's the fatty acids in the pork belly eventually making its way to provide good fat for the brain to function on. but has anyone tried a daily/regular intake of rendered pork leaf lard instead and have gotten the same "happy" mood? has anyone here tried each for a period of time and switched?
i used to try to eat pork belly every morning. and i did feel a little different. but shortly i switched to eating all organ meats in every meal (lots more B vitamins and certain minerals), i switched to lard. haven't started to feel the "happy" result as much; however, i do have concurrent health problems at the moment.
so can anyone share any of their own experiences or research? thx :)
I usually use lard (or sometimes the fat that cooks off of bacon, which is pretty much the same thing) to cook my eggs in the morning, but occasionally I'll run low and end up using butter. Can't say I've ever noticed a difference in mood, but as much as I like butter, I prefer the taste of eggs cooked in lard. So I guess better tasting food could make me a little happier.
I don't find that happening with pork belly or lard.
However, I do notice it happening with coconut oil. I'll actually warm up a 3-1 ratio of coconut oil to coconut butter and down it like a shot in the morning. I find that the cbutter helps with palatability, but I definitely notice a difference in mood and energy.