Ahhhhhh, not true at all.
You see beef fat, or lards, are better tasting and more natural and less preprocessed.
All this new crap, with this anti-trans fat kick, we are getting hydrogenated oils, waste oil now called canola and all sorts of "better" oils that may be less in terms of calories or have less saturated fat, but are toxic.
Did you know most vegetable oils at or near medium and higher cooking temps become toxic and create carcinogenic and mutagenic garbage, where animal fats do not even to very high temperatures?
Also note all the haute cuisine , French, new American, or any other high class cooking always uses lard and bone marrow wherever possible over lesser substitutes.
Your notion of health cant simply be calories. Check out the people who have lost a lot of weight on "fatkins" Atkins – and then go to the doctor and get lower triglycerides and LDL cholesterol readings.
Processed food in general is bad. The bleached flour in a hostess pie is far more of an issue than the beef lard.
And if you drink coke, note that when in Great Britain/UK , they use sugar. Coke classic tastes great! But here in hte USA, we now use High Fructose Corn Syrup. Tastes like crap, and is very unhealthy processes crap. They hid the recipe change by making "New Coke", and when they switches back to "CocaCola Classic" they put in HFCS vs sugar.
There is absolutely NOTHING (at least not CHEAPER) that tastes better than real animal lards in cooking. PERIOD. Food is tasting like crap and actually goes rancid a LOT faster than it used to due to all the stupid mettling around with age old recipes, and everyone is getting fatter all the time despite the innumerable "healthy" substitutions going on.
Blueberry Hostess Pies taste the best, FTW.