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by 571 · about 17 hours ago

After much searching, I can't seem to find a straight answer on this. If palm olein is listed on the ingredients (of plantain chips for example), would you eat it? Where does it fall on a scale of bad oils (soybean) to good oils (coconut)?

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Matt_11 0 · November 16, 2013 at 3:07 PM

Palm olein is a fractionated palm oil where the higher melting point solid fats (long-chain saturated fats, stearin) are separated from the lower melting point liquid fats (short-chain saturated fats and unsaturates, olein). Nothing wrong with... (more)

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by 250 · about 17 hours ago

I've read about this numerous times and remain woefully confused. We are advised to use oils with high smoke points because once an oil passes its smoke point it becomes carcinogenic, right? Well, then why do so many people recommend cooking... (more)

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jake3_14 0 · November 12, 2013 at 10:18 PM

Have you read any paleo guideline books? They discuss the problems with seed oils.

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by 139 · about 17 hours ago

Cooking oils like butter, olive, coconut, avocado, palm and macadamia oils did not exist in the the Paleolithic era. Rendered animal fats like tallow, duck fat, chicken fat and lard seem more paleo than those other man made processed oils. So why... (more)

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greymouser 0 · May 07, 2013 at 10:01 PM

They are a neolithic invention and have no vitamins, minerals, antioxidants but are full of useless calories. This is false. All virgin, pressed oils (e.g. olive, coconut, etcetera) are chock full of various compounds, healthful or not. This is... (more)

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by 965 · about 17 hours ago

They list corn and canola oil as strongly anti-inflammatory, saturated fats as mildly inflammatory, and soy oil and peanut oil is listed as inflammatory. I would say they are blinded by conventional wisdom but the soy/peanut oil thing threw me... (more)

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Rio 0 · April 22, 2013 at 3:33 AM

All nutrition sites will always be debatable by nature. Don't look now, but many people would even find most of our suggestions on here utter rubbish! Nutritiondata.self is very useful for specific information about individual foods. How many... (more)

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by 15 · about 18 hours ago

Should I be concerned about brands of cooking oils (EVOO, Coconut, etc.), and spices that are processed in the same factory as wheat, soy, peanuts, etc...? I've found some that do not but they are usually more expensive. I do not have any... (more)

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Sara_S_ 0 · October 24, 2012 at 11:49 PM

I think it shouldn't be a concern for most people. I'm what's considered a "super sensitive celiac": I react to under 10ppm of gluten. I've had trouble with a few spices (but no oils) that are processed in facilities with wheat. Most celiacs I... (more)

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by 608 · about 18 hours ago

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 608 · about 18 hours ago

Which oil is better overall in smell, taste, texture, color, nutrients, antioxidants and cooking? Why is avocado oil not as well known as olive oil?

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jake3_14 0 · October 13, 2012 at 12:31 AM

The answer depends on the type of cooking and your taste buds. From a health-safety perspective, saturated animal fats, such as lard, tallow, butter, and ghee (clarified butter), although they have a lower smoke point than olive oil (and much... (more)

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by 5 · about 18 hours ago

I have a son who is 13years old,he has sensitivity to certain brands of chocolates (cadbury, ram-mandel,eclairs...) .After eating his voice becomes hoarse and his tonsils swell. Same is with certain cooking oils and foods.He has no fever or cold... (more)

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Varelse 0 · July 23, 2012 at 2:53 PM

As Dave S said, you should take him to see a doctor. This is PaleoHacks, not AllergyHacks; and we are just people trying to eat a healthier diet and live a healthier lifestyle. We are not allergy specialists. A possible peanut allergy is nothing... (more)

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by 165 · about 18 hours ago

What is the best oil for deep frying?

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cliff_1 0 · December 01, 2011 at 2:08 PM

rendered ruminant fat(tallow), ghee or refined coconut oil

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by 399 · about 18 hours ago

I have been reading some paleo cookbooks that use sesame seed oil in their recipes for asian flavor. (thats what they call it anyway). I am wondering if this is something to stay away from? or if it is ok to use. If it IS something to stay away... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · November 08, 2011 at 7:19 PM

"All things are poison, and nothing is without poison; only the dose permits something not to be poisonous." -Paracelsus While full of highly oxidizable omega-6 fatty acids, sesame seed oil is rather pungent and used in small amounts. Deleterious... (more)

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by 457 · about 18 hours ago

I saw this on sale at my local Native Sun and wanted to get some input (mainly about the oils) to see what my fellow Paleo's think about this. Always looking for some different beverages to mix things up a bit. Contents: Virgil's Root Beer... (more)

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pfw 0 · May 10, 2011 at 1:16 PM

If you're going to accept 42 grams of sugar in one go, I don't see why you'd be worrying about the other stuff. Cane sugar is just sugar, exactly the same as any other 50:50 glucose:fructose formulation. Soda is avoided because it's the poster... (more)

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by 103 · about 18 hours ago

Is it bad to use a combination of coconut oil and lard when cooking the same dish?

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RG73 0 · April 10, 2011 at 4:40 PM

No. It is called delicious. Sometimes I use coconut oil, ghee, and lard in one dish. Then I cover the dish in melted butter and heavy cream.

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by 0 · October 30, 2014 at 5:06 AM

I've been on paleo for about three weeks now. For the last one week I've been experiencing some intense cravings, but I can't tell what it is I'm craving. After a pretty fatty dinner tonight, with bacon, chicken and salad with avocado oil -... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · April 22, 2014 at 2:27 PM

Cravings really don't mean anything. There's a whole bunch of pseudo-scientific ideas around the ideas that cravings indicate nutritional deficiencies, not supported by real science though.

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by 78422 · October 30, 2014 at 4:36 AM

Which oils/fats should I avoid, and which are good? And why? General list: Coconut oil (obviously very good) Butter/ghee (obviously good/very good) Cocoa butter Tallow Palm oil Lard Duck fat Avocado oil Macadamia nut oil Olive oil Peanut... (more)

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April_S_ 0 · January 22, 2013 at 3:49 AM

Coconut oil - very good if extra virgin, unrefined, organic Butter/ghee - good for those who do dairy, should be grass-fed/organic Cocoa butter - okay Tallow - very good if grass-fed Palm oil - okay Lard - very good if pastured Duck fat - good if... (more)

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by 805 · October 30, 2014 at 4:28 AM

So I am thinking avocado oil, but many recommend macadamia, I would love to use a nut oil, but would that have phytic acid in the oil since the nuts have them. And coconut oil and lard I think would turn to cement when refrigerated. Also coconut... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · October 27, 2012 at 10:00 PM

Phytic acid won't be in oil. Chemically, phytates are water-soluble polar compounds and simply won't be dissolved in isolated fats. Not a concern.

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by 157 · October 30, 2014 at 3:25 AM

I live in Greece and I can buy fresh fish such as anchovies and sardines at least once a week.Salmon though is farmed raised and quite expensive for what it is so I do not buy. Also,there is not a variety of fish oil capsules or bottles... (more)

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ChenZhen 0 · May 20, 2011 at 11:11 AM

I know you didn't ask whether you should take the pills but IMHO if you eat mainly gf lamb and you can get sardines (I guess you can buy more so you can eat them twice/week?) there is no need for the pills. Just reduce the chicken if you want to... (more)

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by 248 · October 30, 2014 at 3:17 AM

So what is the difference between good fats found in animals and good fats found on oils, avocados, nuts, seeds etc. Someone please explain the difference between the good mono and poly, etc. etc.

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Jason_11 0 · February 25, 2011 at 7:37 PM

This (http://www.paleonu.com/panu-weblog/2011/1/29/there-is-no-such-thing-as-a-macronutrient-part-i-fats.html) is a fantastic post over at paleonu.com about fats. Well worth the read. The subject is quite complex so I think it is best coming from... (more)

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by 0 · October 29, 2014 at 4:07 AM

What oil or fats would you recommend for dressings, mashed potatoes, and sauces to someone who cannot have coconut oil or any dairy (including ghee)? Avocado oil? Inexpensive (or about the same price as coconut oil or ghee) is a big plus.

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Matt_11 0 · December 24, 2013 at 4:24 PM

Olive oil for everything. It's good for cooking, don't believe those who say otherwise. Of course, you have to like the flavor of it, which may be a challenge.

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by 608 · October 29, 2014 at 3:49 AM

Which do you think is worse for human health? I personally think that those highly refined vegetable and seed oils are just as bad if not much worse than grains. It's only been used for a couple of decades whereas grains have been eatan for many... (more)

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Mike_T_1 0 · November 27, 2012 at 2:05 AM

I think grains get more attention because many get a fairly immediate negative effect (bloating, gas, etc) where as a lot of the negative impact from seed oils is likely more long-term and/or harder to directly link to seed oil consumption.

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by 608 · October 29, 2014 at 3:48 AM

I'm asking if just eating beef, eggs, chicken and fish by itself have enough dietary fat? Do i have to add butter or oils(EVOO,avocado oil,coconut oil) to get adeqaute fat in my diet?I'm on a budget and i'm trying to cut back on cooking oils and... (more)

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jake3_14 0 · November 09, 2012 at 8:39 PM

It depends on your needs and goals. If you feel sated by fat from animals, and if you're getting at least 50% of your calories from fat, then that's enough. If you need to tweak your macronutrient ratios to achieve some goal, e.g., break a stall... (more)

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by 45 · October 28, 2014 at 3:30 AM

I'll be going to Eddie V's for dinner next week in Austin and am trying to stay pretty strict while there. So I was wondering if anyone knows what oils they use on their steaks and saut??ed veggies?

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by 250 · October 28, 2014 at 3:07 AM

I'm a newbie to paleo cooking, and discovering that many of the oils I used to use may not be as healthy as I thought they were. I hear lots of talk of PUFAs and too much omega-6... What are the best oils/fats that you cook with?

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frankifries 0 · December 21, 2010 at 7:52 PM

Coconut oil--frying fish, braising meat, eggs Raw Butter- chili, veg, soups Ghee--curry, eggs, steaks Olive oil--salad dressing Pastured Bacon grease ---all of the above Grass-fed tallow- fried tubers and root veg. (more)

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by 5 · October 26, 2014 at 3:41 AM

The wok and cast iron pan are easy - I can heat coconut oil in them after they've been cleaned and coat the cooking surface. That doesn't work as well for the grinding plates and blades of the meat grinder. I'm looking for an oil that: Is viscous... (more)

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Infinitum 0 · May 21, 2012 at 1:47 AM

Best thing to use would be FOOD GRADE silicone spray. It's specifically made for protecting blades and plates between uses. Any type of oil or fat will run the risk of turning rancid and gummy between uses.

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by 200 · October 26, 2014 at 3:07 AM

If a restaurant were to create a 'paleo menu', sort of like a gluten free menu.....what should be included and excluded? While paleo by definition includes meats (hopefully ethically raised/pastured), veggies, fruits, nuts/seeds, the concepts of... (more)

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Paleolady 0 · January 13, 2011 at 8:40 PM

Or just putting the option to "add" things, like when restaurants give you the option to add meat. Instead of that, option to "add" dairy. Or having two options. I do like the idea of offering dairy, especially if it is goat & sheep dairy,... (more)

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