From a nutritional point of view, I find it very odd that oils in foods "don't count." I'm not aware of a scientific, nutritional difference between the oil in a handful of sunflower seeds, and the oil extracted from the seeds. It's the same stuff.
Though maybe if they counted fats in foods, they'd have to up the amount of fats recommended, as healthy fats are a vital part of the diet. You can actually die if your diet is too low in fat (such as in the case of rabbit starvation, a diet high in protein, but low in carbohydrates and fat, which got it's name from the american settlers that died trying to to exist on only rabbit during the wagontrails west).
Last edited by kaplods; 05-01-2008 at 06:08 PM.