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by 506 · May 06, 2014 at 9:22 PM

So, on something of an impulse (and for a specific few recipes) I recently bought a small deep fat fryer. We are going to use this once a month or less! I am vaguely paleo in diet but in terms of health and weight loss I am leaning towards a... (more)

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by 993 · June 11, 2013 at 6:22 AM

How come Conventional Wisdom is always preaching to us that our diets should be low in fat, but then tells us to increase the amount of MUFAS in our diet. Isn't this kinda contradicting itself? The other day I saw on a bag of pistachios how... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · April 20, 2013 at 2:56 AM

I absolutely do think CW fears fat, but if you ingest fat they especially fear sat fat and recommend PUFA instead. Meanwhile food processors take the "PUFAS are better than sat fat" and twist it into PUFAS are "heart healthy".

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by 190 · November 20, 2012 at 7:37 PM

Hi guys! What's your intake of Coconut oil or butter during the day? Do you consume more MUFA or SFA sources?

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joanna_4 0 · November 20, 2012 at 7:37 PM

i only cook with coconut oil and use about 1-2 tablespoons a day. i like putting extra virgin olive oil on all my foods after they cook. i don't use dairy products.

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by 293 · October 26, 2012 at 1:29 AM

I wonder if it's possible for one to live eating saturated fats only and denying all exogenic MUFAs and PUFAs? For example, following a diet with no olive oil, no vegetable oils, and no fish oil supplements? One can eat meat, eggs, poultry, other... (more)

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Jay_15 0 · October 26, 2012 at 1:29 AM

The answer is yes, you would likely be just fine.

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by 3512 · September 08, 2012 at 8:29 AM

I can't seem to find the fatty acid composition of bone marrow. Some sources claim it is low in saturated fat and higher in PUFA and MUFA, but they don't provide any references. This question was asked before... (more)

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Mscott 0 · September 08, 2012 at 8:29 AM

I found a few studies on the fatty acid composition of marrow fat in various animals: Caribou: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/0010406X69913140 Dall sheep: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/0305049175900966 Ox:... (more)

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by 5323 · July 29, 2012 at 1:59 AM

Okay, okay. I realise that sat fats are not the demon people make it out to be. But it occured to me the other day, that we (or me at least) are adding alot of SFAs to the diet via coconut oil, butter (and cheese), lard etc... And also that... (more)

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foreveryoung 0 · July 29, 2012 at 12:29 AM

Yes, me- definitely more MUFA than SFA. Like you've stated, virtually all meat has MUFA > SFA. I add some coconut oil/coconut milk to foods, but it's a small amount. Most of my fats come from MUFA becasuse in addition to eating animals, I... (more)

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by 63 · July 18, 2012 at 1:07 PM

I'm reading a lot about how food w nuts or nut butters are considered a treat on paleo... Curious as to why?? I know nuts are calorie dense.. But they do have a lot of fiber and many other nutrients. What is the recommended amount of nuts / nut... (more)

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RTA_Cabinets 0 · July 18, 2012 at 5:18 AM

In case of nuts you should care of one thing that you it nuts in morning tome or in lunch time because nuts contains high protein and fat content which is hard to digest at night time. RTA Cabinets (more)

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by 2368 · July 01, 2012 at 6:16 AM

Hi hackers, according to this study, oleic acid (a MUFA) is capable of reducing thyroid function. http://www.clinchem.org/content/33/10/1752.full.pdf Quote: Among the lipids, only unsaturated FFA were effective. The order of inhibitory... (more)

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thhq 0 · June 30, 2012 at 11:30 PM

Non thyroidal illness is a near death state syndrome associated with starvation, stroke and heart attack. In reading this obscure 1987 lab study I fail to see anything implying that MUFA's are more harmful than SFA's. SFA's can possibly assist a... (more)

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by 14507 · May 06, 2012 at 7:08 PM

Okay, I know that PUFA is more readily oxidized than MUFA, and MUFA more so than SFA. SFA is revered because it is stable (i.e. less prone to oxidation). IN my mind, this just means that it is harder for the body to burn SFA as energy as opposed... (more)

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Mike_T_1 0 · May 06, 2012 at 7:08 PM

I don't think it's true that less prone to oxidation equals harder for the body to burn. I am not a biochemist, but I think beta oxidation of unsaturated fat requires additional enzymes which are not needed for beta oxidation of saturated fat. ... (more)

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by 2909 · March 05, 2012 at 1:27 PM

Because of how different fats do different things in our bodies, is there any health reason not to mix different types of fats in a single meal (saturated + PUFA to be specific?) Supposedly PUFAs (including omega 3s) cause a delayed detoxification... (more)

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Beth_WeightMaven 0 · March 05, 2012 at 1:27 PM

Most fats are mixed ... there are no 100% MUFAs or PUFAs or SFAs, so they are essentially already combined when you eat them.

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by 605 · September 25, 2013 at 3:54 PM

I've been trying to narrow down which supplements actually help me, and which are just a waste of money, and next on my list is Fish Oil. The fat in my diet, which is maybe ~60% of my calories, comes from beef, butter, occasionally milk, and... (more)

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coprophagous 0 · January 27, 2012 at 12:45 AM

dump the fish oil, it will like mushrooms contain Vitamin D which was by the way miss named a vitamin but biochemically is a steroid hormone in molecular structure , synthesis pathway and biological activity. i get my vitamin D3 by making this... (more)

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by 369 · August 26, 2011 at 8:06 AM

As a result of cowpooling a grass-fed animal, I've been reading a lot about conjugated linoleic acid. However, I'm confused about whether CLA is a saturated, monounsaturated, or polyunsaturated fat? I'm particularly curious about whether it gets... (more)

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No_more_ 0 · August 25, 2011 at 5:47 PM

CLA is a PUFA but it interestingly has a trans bond making it a Trans Fat albeit a healthy trans fat (likely because all the double bonds aren't Trans, there's a Cis bond also). [The difference between tran and cis bonds is that trans do not... (more)

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by 39204 · August 10, 2011 at 1:45 AM

I was staring at my steak earlier (as I often do) and I started to think about the fat around the edge and it struck me that it would almost certainly be largely saturated. I then got to thinking about the relative melting/boiling points of... (more)

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Mr__Trashcan 0 · August 10, 2011 at 1:38 AM

I broil my meat, so I reclaim the lost fat by pouring the "juice" back onto my plate and the meat soaks it up or I mop it up.

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by 19504 · March 24, 2012 at 1:52 AM

Olive Oil how much do you consume? What do you have it on?

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Payam 0 · June 11, 2011 at 4:53 PM

Olive oil is superior to most oils out there, but it is not the best as many people believe to be. The whole reason behind olive oil's popularity is because of the media's shenanigans about the Mediterranean diet. However, not only is the true... (more)

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by 19504 · June 09, 2011 at 7:35 PM

When considering MUFA consumption. How much is needed on a day or week basis? Is it possible to overdo MUFAs?

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by 11363 · May 02, 2011 at 5:01 PM

Mono-unsaturated fatty acids (MUFA) have been pushed by dieticians for cardiovascular benefits as well as weight loss. The conventional approach is to replace saturated fatty acids (SAFA) with MUFA in the diet. Since modern paleos are presumably... (more)

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Namby_Pamby 0 · May 01, 2011 at 7:26 PM

That's an excellent question. You beat me to the punch. But what most people don't realize is that PUFA and MUFA come in pairs in most cases. There are very few foods with significant MUFA content vs. negligible PUFA: I believe macadamia nuts... (more)

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by 18236 · February 03, 2013 at 5:47 AM

I have been wanting to get my hands on some macadamia nut oil and avocado oil and I'm finally ready to. I searched online for a good 20 minutes and did not find anything in particluar that stood out as something I was compelled to get. I get the... (more)

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being 0 · April 04, 2011 at 10:35 PM

i get all my oils from mountain rose herbs. they are amazing, and their quality is as good as it gets. the prices are so reasonable, too. dont pull into whole foods!! MACADAMIA NUT OIL- expeller pressed/unrefined, certified organic 8.5oz for... (more)

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by 387 · February 25, 2011 at 2:30 AM

I just realized I consume 70g of saturated fat and 40g of mono and polyunsaturated fat per day. I am looking to get the ratio between these two closer to 1:1 or even 4:5 (East African HG diets seem to have this ratio, and even the northern caribou... (more)

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Jay_9 0 · February 25, 2011 at 2:20 AM

Polynesian groups have lopsided saturated to unsaturated fat ratios and are quite healthy! You might argue that it's the MCTs in the coconut fat that's uniquely beneficial, and while I think MCTs are indeed quite good, I suspect good-old... (more)

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by 24343 · February 12, 2014 at 2:08 AM

We all love eating saturated fat. Saturated fat is stable when heated and tastes great. Saturated fat is unfairly blamed for a lot of things. Kurt Harris eats a ton of saturated fat, and he has forgotten more than most of us will ever... (more)

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Ben_Joven 0 · August 14, 2013 at 4:35 AM

I'm not sure, and I'm not an expert on what amount of fat is generally "good for me" but if I feel good and have high energy levels than I will continue to eat bacon on a daily basis. Please pass the pork.

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by 85 · October 21, 2010 at 8:54 PM

Costco doesn't carry hazel nuts. The cashew nuts they sell are roasted (very salty!) Safeway doesn't carry them either :( We don't have Trader Joe's, so unlucky. Does K-Mart or Savemart have em? I need help :'( Thanks

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Stephen_Aegis 0 · July 25, 2010 at 8:22 PM

I get the Mauna Loa Macadamias from Costco or Walmart...