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by 0 · September 16, 2014 at 8:08 PM

Alright so I'm trying to get my facts straights on the different fats and how each one effects your cholesterol levels. And I figured here would be the best place to ask. Saturated Fat - Raises HDL and LDL (but the fluffy LDL) Monounsaturated Fat... (more)

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Linds 0 · May 06, 2013 at 4:37 PM

Check out these guides for great, easy to digest info: The Definitive Guide to Cholesterol The Definitive Guide to Fats The Definitive Guide to Oils What Are PUFAs? Chemically speaking, polyunsaturated fats have more than one (hence the... (more)

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by 250 · September 16, 2014 at 8:07 PM

I'm curious about this because I pretty much only know good things about the effects of a diet high in monounsaturated fat. So why does the Paleo community glorify saturated fat, but pay little or no attention to monounsaturated from fish, nuts,... (more)

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jake_16 0 · April 09, 2013 at 9:17 PM

who's giving monounsaturated fat a hard time? the truth is, with the exception of coconut oil, most of what is regarded as saturated fat - i'm talking about animal fat - has a good deal of monounsaturated fat; like around 50%. i think most of our... (more)

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by 608 · September 16, 2014 at 7:56 PM

Which type of fat is better for men trying to increase testosterone? I read a lot of articles online stating that monounsaturated fats are better than saturated for testosterone. I know to avoid most PUFA. Which type fat is better for overall health? (more)

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crossfitter 0 · November 27, 2012 at 4:48 PM

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/q...&dopt=Abstract The study examined the hormonal responses of twelve fit males to approximately 20 minutes of resistance exercise. Five minutes after performing 10 sets of bench press and 10 sets of jump... (more)

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by 788 · September 16, 2014 at 7:46 PM

I was reading through a page on Ray Peat's website (not a follower but was curious) and he wrote about the damage caused not by Polyunsaturated fats but with unsaturated fats in general. He spoke about limiting all unsaturated fat. The general... (more)

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Mike_T_1 0 · May 26, 2012 at 11:36 AM

This is KGH's posting on fats (from Jun 2009): http://www.archevore.com/panu-weblog/2009/6/22/fats-and-oils.html Doesn't necessarily give a definitive answer to your question, but he definitely says MUFA is better than PUFA. Three related... (more)

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by 74 · September 16, 2014 at 7:40 PM

The health benefits of coconut oil are mentioned almost everywhere. Since changing to a Primal diet about 7 months ago, I've been eating a lot of coconut oil. Basically cooking with it three times a day and occasionally snacking on a tablespoon... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · March 14, 2012 at 12:50 PM

I'm a fan of diversifying one's fat intake. Coconut, animal fats, butter, palm, olive, etc??? Coconut does come across as the paleo panacea, but it's just a good fat, one of many.

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by 281 · September 16, 2014 at 7:31 PM

Hi all, I live in the UK, and have recently been buying Walkers 'Ready Salted' crisps. I've upped my carbohydrate intake to around 100-300g per day (on a 2,200-3,000kcal daily intake) and are enjoying the results (better mood, better fat loss,... (more)

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Simibee 0 · October 06, 2011 at 1:03 PM

High oleic sunflower oil isn't terrible for you in terms of overall PUFA content, but context is important here. The industrial vats of oil used by Walkers are constantly heated and re-heated to high temperatures - a recipe for... (more)