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Animal Fat

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by 0 · about 12 hours ago

It's a texture thing. If I get a big hunk of fat, or even a little bit of fat, on a steak I have to spit the bite out. I absolutely can't stand the feel of it in my mouth- can't chew it, and definitely can't swallow it. I've been trying to... (more)

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Laura_48 0 · February 14, 2014 at 6:08 PM

I absolutely can't eat hunks of animal fat either, I just get it from coking with it, or whatever is too micro for me to notice. as long as you eat meat, you'll do great. As far as upping your fat intake coconut oil, olive oil, nuts, butter and... (more)

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by 215 · about 12 hours ago

How much of you fat intake is from low PUFA vegetable oils and pure animal fats? how much would be too much?

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by 25 · about 12 hours ago

I've been on paleo for nearly three months now, and over the past few weeks I've noticed that around one day a week I feel ghastly - loose stools, fatigue, tummy in knots and just generally yuk. I've just realised that it's tied in to the time we... (more)

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raydawg 0 · September 03, 2013 at 12:01 PM

The answer is that too much fat too quickly causes steatorrhea Fiber has very little to do with it. You could have a higher fiber, low (available) carb diet - i.e. a ton of broccoli, and very high fat and still have loose stools. (more)

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by 182 · about 12 hours ago

So here's my deal..I'm in a nutrition class (which I hate because it's teaching me all of these things that seem to be so against my Paleo beliefs). Today's lecture was about lipids and I am just so confused. I know the argument is usually that... (more)

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Albert83BCN 0 · May 24, 2013 at 5:58 AM

Here comes into play the Lipid Hypothesis, understanding this is critical to answer your question. Ancel Keys was a physiologist that in the 40's-50's saw a possible link between dietary saturated fat intake and cardiovascular diseases. He began... (more)

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by 5 · about 12 hours ago

So I've been considering switching to a paleo diet, but there are some things that are confusing as far as meat goes. First I have to say that currently I cannot afford grass fed meat so I'll be eating conventional lean meats like beef. 1) From... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · February 16, 2013 at 11:11 PM

The correct term to describe the fats in grain-fed beef/meat: not optimal. It's not bad, not not very good. The difference between grass-fed and grain-fed beef is tiny, you'd have to eat a large amount (think pounds) to make up a mere gram... (more)

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by 147 · about 12 hours ago

For Christmas we had a prime rib roast (delicious). Of course it was a fatty cut of meat and the people I was with kept talking about how bad the fat is for you. I was under the impression it was actually very healthy. I know skimming the fat is... (more)

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CD 0 · December 28, 2012 at 1:42 PM

Advantages of fat: Makes you feel fuller longer Improves Metabolic Function Aids in vitamin absorption (especially important if you take vitamins in the morning Extremely energy dense Body's preferred energy source Tastes Amazing Disadvantages... (more)

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by 2944 · about 12 hours ago

I go through periods where I braise fatty cuts quite often and a result of this is having a lot of leftover lamb and beef tallow (and some duck fat and lard, more infrequently...) that can be retrieved after a broth is refigerated. I melt it in... (more)

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zoomia 0 · November 27, 2012 at 7:32 AM

Lard is great in soap, lbut eftover fats from cooking is NOT. Also, different oils have different saponification values, so calculating it all will be PIA.

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by 1448 · about 13 hours ago

I just watched a video on DDT and Toxins in animal fat. It was pretty scary. Does this mean we should stop eating fish and eggs, since just 1/2 and egg puts you over on your exposure to DDT. I eat a lot of eggs and fish. That is a big part of... (more)

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Bill1102inf 0 · January 30, 2012 at 7:34 PM

There should not be any DDT in chicken eggs in the USA since DDT has been a banned substance for quite a long time.

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by 253 · about 13 hours ago

I understand a bit more about animal fats and what they're called now that I've been around paleo blogs for a while, but are there any good primers on animal fat? Just basic stuff that people who haven't used or been exposed to lots of animal fat... (more)

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Grant 0 · March 03, 2011 at 12:54 PM

I don't want to reinvent the wheel so I'll defer to Mark Sisson's great guide to animal fat. It should answer (99%) of your questions. "A Primal Primer: Animal Fats" It runs through the most common fats: beef tallow, lamb tallow, lard, goose... (more)

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by 13983 · about 13 hours ago

Should I eat the skin on my whole roasted chicken or chicken legs? If they're pastured*, yes? If they're CAFO, no? Or always no? I'm especially concerned about omega 6. *I understand that it's rare to find fully pastured chickens. (more)

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Jason_11 0 · February 23, 2011 at 5:42 AM

I don't think that eating the skin from any kind of chicken occasionally would be particularly detrimental. You could take the route of eating the chicken and then perhaps taking a spoon or two of cod-liver oil to balance things out slightly? It... (more)

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by 279 · about 14 hours ago

I don't have access to journal articles at the moment. Does anyone else have access to this who can give an opinion? http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19561318

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Paul_1 0 · January 17, 2011 at 8:02 AM

Hi, I just had a look at the article (but couldn't download it for some reason), and it's pretty much what you would expect it to be, and pretty much along the lines of what Drew suggested: just an epidemiological study, and subject to all the... (more)

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by 10768 · about 14 hours ago

Coconut oil, ghee, and bacon grease are at the top of my list right now. I'm thinking that I should branch out, and I was hoping you could lay some tips and links to recipes here. Many thanks, and Happy Eating!

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familygrokumentarian 0 · January 05, 2011 at 2:58 PM

Roast a duck (good picture-heavy tutorial here and also one on MDA) and use the duck fat to roast some cubed root veggies (if you do potatoes, duck fat is great on them!). Avocado oil, tamari, and a little bit of orange juice make a great combo... (more)

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by 2245 · about 14 hours ago

This is very trivial I know but I can almost see where the idea that fat clogs up arteries comes from when you see the effect it has on my hob and sink. It certainly takes a lot more very hot water to shift than when I used to cook with olive... (more)

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jenna 0 · December 22, 2010 at 7:20 PM

oh yeah!! but it's worth the extra clean up. Vinegar and water will clean the splatters off of most anything.

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by 693 · about 14 hours ago

I get my grass fed beef from a local place called Baucom's Best. I was buying a brisket for Christmas and asked if he had any tallow. He said they have beef liver fat that's used for making soap or just plain beef fat. Isn't tallow used to make... (more)

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Tim_Rangitsch 0 · December 11, 2010 at 4:52 PM

Suet is kidney fat, maybe that is what the butcher meant to say. Suet/kidney fat is the stuff tallow is rendered down from. It's the perfect cooking fat (and can be used as a lubricant, for soap, for candles, etc). I'd imagine if he's got any... (more)

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by 2633 · about 14 hours ago

Here's a question I've never seen asked before. Why are plant fats shelf-stable, while animal fats not? It doesn't seem to be the saturation, because coconut and palm are highly saturated and they are shelf stable. It doesn't seem to be... (more)

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Tim_Rangitsch 0 · November 20, 2010 at 3:07 PM

In my experience, tallow is shelf stable. I've got tallow at 65f in air tight glass containers. Oldest batch 1.5 years old and still passes the sniff and taste tests. Both home rendered and from US Wellness. Pork lard has lasted me a similar... (more)

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by 161 · about 14 hours ago

I like to render my own animal fat in the crock pot. Of course this requires scraps of fat. One local grocer occasionally has scraps of organic pastured pork fat and sells them for $1.99/lb. But they don't separate conventional from grassfed... (more)

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Girl_Gone_Primal 0 · September 14, 2010 at 11:45 PM

I buy my grass-fed meats directly from a farmer, and he gives me all the fat I want, for free. Unfortunately, I'm not a big fan of tallow. I buy all my other meats from an organic & bio-dynamic butcher down the road from me, and he is happy... (more)

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by 20 · about 14 hours ago

Possible Duplicate: Valid study? Low-Carbohydrate Diets and All-Cause and Cause-Specific Mortality Those who adhered to a diet low in carbohydrates but rich in animal-based fats and proteins increased their risk of death ??? especially by... (more)

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Jay_9 0 · September 10, 2010 at 9:27 PM

Asked and answered (check recent posts). To summarize, the study is worthless.

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by 1655 · about 14 hours ago

I just read in Fanatic Cook (< http://fanaticcook.blogspot.com/2010/04/psa-testing-cant-detect-prostate-cancer.html >) that a study has shown that: "There is some evidence that a diet higher in fat, especially animal fat, may increase the risk... (more)

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pfw 0 · April 13, 2010 at 5:41 PM

The studies cited thus far are all observational and only show an association. They do not explain the mechanism. You are (unconsciously and because you're being lead by the nose by good ol' bad journalism) jumping to a causative relationship when... (more)

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by 529 · October 29, 2014 at 4:03 AM

Bone marrow is delicious, and n=1, if a pound of marrow could be obtained, I believe I would feel very good eating a copious amount of it. Are there thoughts and forays into what the particular benefits of it might be? Bone health? Marrow health?... (more)

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Linds 0 · August 09, 2013 at 6:03 PM

Bone marrow is an extremely delicious 'superfood' that our ancestors undoubtedly enjoyed. It???s fatty with a bit of protein and loads of minerals. As I understand it, 3 oz of beef marrow contains roughly 488 calories, 51 grams of fat (mostly... (more)

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by 787 · October 29, 2014 at 3:54 AM

Im curious what you all think of vegetable fat/animal fats & their place in our diets... What has made me question it is how great i feel when i eat animal fat & im noticing when i eat more than a tablespoon of coconut oil i get chest... (more)

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Britt_1 0 · February 21, 2013 at 12:24 PM

I am the same way. I can eat any naturally occurring fats like fatty meat and avocados and nuts and seeds. I do not do well with condensed fats though like oils or lots of butter. More than a tbls of either will make me feel neauseated. I honestly... (more)

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by 15 · October 29, 2014 at 3:10 AM

Hi, I was wondering if you guys recommend buying some animal fat from a grocery store? I saw some goose and pork fat in glass jars in Tesco. Do you think they're ok? They also have som cheaper ones in plastic containers... Or should I get it from... (more)

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sean_1 0 · March 10, 2011 at 12:03 PM

Lard (pork fat) normally has preservatives (BHT). I know Tesco's does in the UK (it's on the label). Beef drippings are normally free of additives since it is more shelf stable, but it's difficult to know the quality of the animal it came from.... (more)

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by 361 · October 29, 2014 at 3:06 AM

I used to be a vegetarian few years back. Then slowly started with chicken, fish and turkey. But most of the time I just eat turkey/chicken and so I am not able to get enough fat. Of course I eat guac etc but I would prefer animal fat. So I want... (more)

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Noah_1 0 · October 31, 2010 at 9:48 PM

Ribeye and t-bones. Cast iron skillet. SaLt and pepper. I was a vegan for more than 12 years. Paleo and healthy for five years now. Noah

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by 915 · October 28, 2014 at 4:09 AM

Does anyone have any experience/info on rendering deer/venison fat for food please?? I grabbed a bag last week & don't really know what to do with it to be honest. A quick Google bash hasn't brought up much info apart from people using it... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · January 27, 2014 at 6:27 PM

Venison fat… bleh. Pretty gamey, I avoid it. Ground venison we make 100% lean, or add back in pork fat if we have it.

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by 60 · October 28, 2014 at 3:41 AM

I had two close, long time friends who have been vegan for years visit me yesterday. Both are intelligent and one is in the fitness field. They both tried to explain to me the unhealthiness of animal fat as well as the impossibility of being able... (more)

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CD 0 · July 19, 2012 at 12:18 PM

Mia, last week you had a similar question and you were at 2.5 weeks. so I am guessing you are getting close to the 1 month range. First, Paleo is NOT Low carb. It is, lower carb, although I would said it is appropriate carbs. Your other posts... (more)

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by 12174 · October 28, 2014 at 3:28 AM

Here's the story as I found via Science Daily: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/01/120125163406.htm#.TyGPa0q9G1s.twitter The researchers utilized information from more than 13,000 women participating in the Nurses' Health Study II. The... (more)

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Firestorm 0 · January 27, 2012 at 2:53 PM

Interestingly, as a midwife I have a little perspective on this. My training as a midwife taught us that there are inherent physiological changes to the body's insulin response that are part of pregnancy. These changes include a reduced insulin... (more)

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