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by 129 · about 12 hours ago

I was cooking everything in coconut oil but recently started cooking everything in Kerrygold butter because I prefer the taste. I cook at low temps most of the time and use cast iron. Any reasons I shouldnt be cooking with butter? Oxidation? Is... (more)

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waldenpond 0 · September 07, 2014 at 12:45 PM

I'm no expert, but as far as I've researched, butter, coconut oil and olive oil are the best things to cook with. So you're probably good, as long as there's no secret veg oil in the butter.

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by 5 · about 12 hours ago

What would be the effects of eating 70-85% of your calories from fat in the form of coconut oil, 10-20% from protein in the form of various meats, and 5-10% from carbohydrate in the form of various fibrous vegetables?   I understand that... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · August 30, 2014 at 8:02 PM

70% of your calories being completely void of nutrition? Does not sound like a good plan. 

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by 3 · about 12 hours ago

Hi there, I was wondering what effect does putting oil on your skin have when it comes to vitamin D. I am trying to get my levels up, so I avoid excessive soapy showers after sun exposure and putting any cosmetics or sunscreens, but there is one... (more)

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by 5 · about 12 hours ago

I have allergic reactions to high tyramine/histamine foods, vegetables, nightshades, peppers and eggs, I can't go back to high carb diet, I tried it a few days and I suffered headaches, depression, low appetite, my Paleo template right now... (more)

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missmiddlemarch 0 · August 10, 2014 at 4:07 AM

Can you tolerate any liver? Chicken liver? Might be good to try that and any other offal since you aren't tolerating any veggies. The offal can provide some of the vitamins you would get from fruits and veggies.

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by 0 · about 12 hours ago

Could coconut oil be used to make mayonnaise? I used olive oil the first time I made it and it was good but had a strong olive oil taste, not always what I want. Anyone ever try it?

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TheGastronomer 0 · August 07, 2014 at 3:02 PM

I have done it, the key is to let the coconut oil melt and become liquid which you can do in the microwave by heating it up for a bit. However, if you heat up the coconut oil, remember that you must not let it get too hot or else it will cook the... (more)

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by 0 · about 12 hours ago

Which is better? I currently cook with butter and coconut oil, but have read that olive oil contains a greater amount of vitamin E than CO. Should I switch?

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Chronic 0 · July 18, 2014 at 4:14 PM

I use both, coconut oil and/or ghee for cooking and olive oil for dressings & dips. I find coconut oil in a cooked meal is more satisfying than olive oil, but olive oil is more refreshing so goes better with raw veggies like salads, guacamole.... (more)

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by 188 · about 12 hours ago

Before being fat adapted i've noticed coconut oil was the only fatty food that gave me subtle energy, now that i'm fat adapted I noticed that the fatty foods that give me the most energy are coconut oil, anchovies and avocados, on the other hand... (more)

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Elliefrance 0 · June 28, 2014 at 12:17 PM

One of the healthiest fat that you can get is from bones and bone marrow, which may be added while making stews. This also energizes a lot. Other good sources can be salads drizzled with macadamia or homemade or virgin oil.Dipping food... (more)

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by 0 · about 12 hours ago

I'm getting quite confused about which fat to choose.. Coconut oil, mac nuts/brazil nuts, avocado, grass fed butter, olive oil, fish oil, salmon - currently I'm only eating salmon, nuts, coconut oil and avocado, but should I switch to grass fed... (more)

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Chronic 0 · July 07, 2014 at 4:28 PM

For pure fat butter oil/ghee/clarified butter is hands down the best in my opinion as it has fast burning SCFA's, MCFA's, plenty of MUFA, good 3:6 ratio, and then you got vitamins A, D, E, & KOtherwise the fat that comes in offal/meat is likely... (more)

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by 0 · about 12 hours ago

I'm trying to eat a ketogenic Paleo diet (mild ketosis, so some carbs are fine, I could eat up to 50-60 grams a day) and eat only locally grown organic foods. I was thinking grass fed beef, because I have a supplier near me, but it might be too... (more)

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PilatesGatekeeper 0 · June 18, 2014 at 3:56 AM

Fatty pastured bacon (if you eat pork), chicken/turkey drumsticks with the skin on, beef cheeks, coconut oil for frying/sauteeing, if you do dairy, alfredo sauce made with organic/grassfed/raw heavy cream and cheeses (delicious over sauteed... (more)

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by 0 · about 12 hours ago

Local grass fed butter vs coconut oil from the other side of the globe? Is local always the best way to go?

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paleoguy85 0 · June 12, 2014 at 3:58 PM

I prefer coconut oil for high heat applications like searing meat. I prefer butter for taste though.

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by 47 · about 12 hours ago

I am a type 2 diabetic, and I found that switching to Paleo over a year ago brought my blood sugar down from the 360~480 range to the low 200's. FANTASTIC, RIGHT? I've taken insulin before, but it caused a rapid, disgusting weight gain of 2.5... (more)

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raydawg 0 · May 31, 2014 at 8:19 PM

You could buy MCT oil, it's made from coconut and palm, but it's just the medium chain triglycerides.i.e.http://www.amazon.com/NOW-Foods-100%25-32-Fluid-Ou...http://www.amazon.com/Numedica-MCT-Oil-USP-32/dp/B...You really shouldn't consume coconut... (more)

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by 0 · about 12 hours ago

I may have just discovered I have a nut allergy but I believe I only get symptoms when I eat nut flour. I haven't made "baked goods" in a while. For Mother's Day my husband made me cupcakes with almond flour. I began getting weird leg... (more)

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TamesBM 0 · May 18, 2014 at 11:31 AM

I think it's more likely that it's something in the recipes (when you cook with the flour) rather than then flour itself (assuming it's 100% pure nut flour). What else do you put it the recipe besides honey and coconut oil? You didn't mention... (more)

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by 0 · about 12 hours ago

Hi everyone, I'm wondering what are the effects of popcorn . I eat organic non gmo popcorn that is cooked with coconut oil and has coconut oil on it. (I don't eat dairy so I can't have butter) what is the popcorn doing to my body? Could it... (more)

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Rosenhazavel 0 · May 14, 2014 at 5:35 AM

Corn can initiate or trigger inflammation and intestinal irritation due to Omega-6 amounts and glutamate. Corn intolerance may trigger acne. Moreover, according to the blood type diet, all blood types should avoid corn. Too many foods made with... (more)

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by 0 · about 12 hours ago

Hi guys, I really want to get a tan this summer and I'm wondering what coconut oil will do if I rub it into my skin before lying in the sun? I know it can act as sunscreen so will it prevent me from tanning? any tips on how to get a... (more)

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joanna_4 0 · May 14, 2014 at 2:08 AM

honestly, the best tan i ever had was from not using anything on my skin but from taking astaxanthin! i need to order some again because i got burned when i laid out a few days ago and that didn't happen once the two summers i took astaxanthin... (more)

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by 0 · about 12 hours ago

I've been feasting on coconut oil for a year now (cooking/eating out of the jar). I recently tried oil pulling, and started getting a scratchy throat with some coughing after 20 minutes. Should I avoid coconut oil completely since it may cause a... (more)

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samanthaalys 0 · May 06, 2014 at 6:50 AM

Coconut oil items are alluded to as "virgin" coconut oil. Dissimilar to olive oil, there is no industry standard for the importance of "virgin" coconut oil. The term now imply that the oil is for the most part natural. For instance, virgin... (more)

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by 0 · about 12 hours ago

I've read a lot about the benefits, and I'm wondering about your opinions on them. If you have any knowledge to share about these three oils, that would be wonderful, especially if you've tried any or all at some point, too. Anyway, extra... (more)

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Robert_13 0 · April 30, 2014 at 9:54 AM

I've found I prefer to have my fat with food rather than by itself, so veggies cooked in plenty of olive oil or lard, when I eat an avocado i fill up the scooped out pip hole with avocado oil, I do sometimes take some coconut oil on a long walk... (more)

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by 50 · September 30, 2014 at 4:13 AM

Has anyone tried this brand? I like the taste of Nutiva (which is more expensive) - does it taste as good?

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bmorgan 0 · April 28, 2014 at 2:58 PM

Im not so sure about this brand. Perhaps the batch I got from Marc's grocery was tainted. Was a good deal $ wise, and I don't think it was rancid... just smelled a little funny. I used half the container but since then Ive purchased a... (more)

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by 50 · September 30, 2014 at 4:13 AM

Has anyone tried this brand? I like the taste of Nutiva (which is more expensive) - does it taste as good?

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bmorgan 0 · April 28, 2014 at 2:58 PM

Im not so sure about this brand. Perhaps the batch I got from Marc's grocery was tainted. Was a good deal $ wise, and I don't think it was rancid... just smelled a little funny. I used half the container but since then Ive purchased a... (more)

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by 0 · about 12 hours ago

Is it okay to fry meat/chicken and veggies in butter or is coconut oil a better alternative?

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LowerCarb 0 · April 17, 2014 at 5:46 PM

Butter is fantastic for scrambled eggs, fried eggs and some vegetables that do not require high heat. Good-quality ghee is the go-to fat for high-heat frying though, as its smoke point is much higher.

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by 45 · about 12 hours ago

Hi, Two of the most commonly recommended and healthiest fats on the Paleo diet, from what I've seen, are grass-fed animal fat (tallow) and coconut oil. As you may know, tallow has a good omega-3/6 balance and coconut oil is MCT, so... (more)

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raydawg 0 · April 16, 2014 at 11:53 PM

Um, there's no such thing as eating unlimited fat. You need lipase from bile to digest fats, at some point you run out and whatever's, um, in the pipeline, will make its way very quickly out the other end - most of the time explosively...... (more)

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by 5 · about 12 hours ago

What are some of your favorite recipes using coconut oil? My wife is all about it lately, so I am trying to surprise her with some tasty coconut oil recipes this weekend. Much appreciated!

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joanna_4 0 · March 18, 2014 at 11:54 PM

i just use coconut oil for cooking or smoothies. it's not the center of any dish. it's just like what i would use butter for or to add fat to smoothies.

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by 5 · about 12 hours ago

What are some of your favorite recipes using coconut oil? My wife is all about it lately, so I am trying to surprise her with some tasty coconut oil recipes this weekend. Much appreciated!

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joanna_4 0 · March 18, 2014 at 11:54 PM

i just use coconut oil for cooking or smoothies. it's not the center of any dish. it's just like what i would use butter for or to add fat to smoothies.

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by 0 · about 12 hours ago

So I bought a jar of organic coconut oil a couple of months back but it seems to have recently gone off. It originally smelled as you would expect, like a coconut, however it smells pretty foul these days. I've only been using it as a face... (more)

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by 0 · September 30, 2014 at 4:10 AM

hey everyone I have a question. My question is I basically only consume coconut oil as my main fat source, along side the natural fat occurring in eggs, and tilapia.(I consume a lot of eggs about 10 eggs a day, with 2-4 egg whites. But eggs... (more)

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PaleoGod 0 · January 09, 2014 at 1:08 AM

How about adding some nut butters, butter itself, and more animal fats. Try not to get a majority of your fats from things such as fish. PUFA's oxidize very easily however saturated fats and MUFA are very stable. If you can tolerate dairy well... (more)

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by 0 · about 12 hours ago

Also, will it make all my food taste like cocounut? Is olive oil an adequate substition?

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reddancer 0 · January 07, 2014 at 10:05 AM

You can get taste neutral coconut oil. I get mine at Whole Foods. I have the regular stuff, too but sometimes I just don't want my scrambled eggs to be "tropical".