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Saturated Fat

Saturated Fat Questions

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by 4100 · 2 minutes ago

So, I am eating dinner with my dad, and I want to encourage him to eat better. I suggest egg yolks and coconut oil. He says, "but those are high in saturated fats," and I realized that I didn't have an answer. I know nothing about different kinds... (more)

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Annika 0 · June 24, 2012 at 3:19 AM

This meta-analysis came out in 2010. Results showed "Intake of saturated fat was not associated with an increased risk of CHD, stroke, or CVD." http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2824152/ (more)

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by 195 · 2 minutes ago

I keep reading it; 'the inherent stability of the monounsaturated fatty acids present in olive oil' - marks daily apple. Ive read it on here to a few times in regards with saturated fats, oh coconut oil is very stable that's why I use it. what... (more)

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Amy_B_ 0 · June 20, 2012 at 1:24 PM

The more saturated a fat is, the more "stable" it is -- that is, the less likely it is to go rancid or become toxic in some way. What makes oils and fats go rancid or oxidize? Heat, light, and air. The more saturated a fat is, the better suited... (more)

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by 233 · 3 minutes ago

I read coconut oil is 86% saturated fat. Yet I also read(in the same book) that half of it is short-chain fats. Im new to all this sciency stuff so sorry that this is so elementary. Are short-chain fats a type of saturated fat?

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EricAmz 0 · June 10, 2012 at 7:42 PM

Mike's got it, Medium chain fatty acids are highly touted by Mark Sisson over at MDA, which is why coconut products are so common in paleo/primal diets. I highly recommend reading Mark Sisson's guides to: Fats Cholesterol Saturated Fats Fish... (more)

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by 420 · 5 minutes ago

How much coconut oil should one be ingesting a day? I try to get a few teaspoons in, but the more I read I wonder if that is enough. I love coconut oil, and use it for baking, skincare, but wonder if there is a threshold where too much may in... (more)

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borofergie 0 · June 01, 2012 at 2:49 PM

The amount that makes you feel "I've eaten enough coconut oil now, I don't feel like eating any more" (which hopefully occurs a couple of spoonfull before "bbllleeuuurgghhh, I've eaten to much coconut oil and I'm going to vom" Paleo is all about... (more)

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by 195 · 6 minutes ago

I've just finished reading 'the paleo diet for athletes' by prof Loren Cordain, in which he explains saturated fat is the bad artery clogging fat and he also explains how our ancestors ate very little saturated fat in comparison to mono and poly... (more)

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August 0 · May 25, 2012 at 6:01 PM

Cordain's latest book is called the Paleo Answer. I think in the beginning he started out recommending canola oil or something, but as his research unfolds, he moves to the pro-saturated fat side. This is because mainstream research on these oils... (more)

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by 543 · 7 minutes ago

I've been eating a lot of healthy fats lately, especially butter, coconut oil/milk and fatty beef. However, I still eat bits of rice, oatmeal and spelt bread throughout the day. Is the combination of these grains plus the fats harmful to me in any... (more)

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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · May 13, 2012 at 10:47 PM

I switched to such a diet from strict paleo around two years ago or so and my blood markers have stayed favorable. My motivation for switching was I had some random health problems crop up while on paleo, which did resolve when I added certain... (more)

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by 824 · 10 minutes ago

Hello fellow PH'ers Stats : 6'1 190lbs Athletic 10%BF Very Active I've been following a Paleo diet for over a year now and have experimented with different macro-nutrient ratios. It seems that my body runs better on a medium fat intake (40-50%... (more)

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paleohacks 0 · April 16, 2012 at 5:28 PM

Sounds like a sluggish gallbladder or low stomach acid...

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by 24538 · 10 minutes ago

I forget that I'm in a bit of a saturated fat tolerant bubble sometimes. I was chatting with someone who also has an interest in paleo but wasn't so keen on saturated fat intake (maybe only read Cordain, I don't know) mentioned this to me, and I... (more)

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greymouser 0 · April 13, 2012 at 7:57 PM

I would say this is a moot point - all of two essential fatty acids (ALA and LA) are going to likely be eaten alongside SFAs in nature. If they are not eaten alongside SFAs from one meal, then it's still safe to say they will be eaten with plenty... (more)

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by 824 · 10 minutes ago

Hello fellow PH'ers Stats : 6'1 190lbs Athletic 10%BF Very Active I've been following a Paleo diet for over a year now and have experimented with different macro-nutrient ratios. It seems that my body runs better on a medium fat intake... (more)

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e_istre91 0 · April 13, 2012 at 3:12 PM

How do you react to coconut oil exclusively? Considering that one is predominately medium chain triglycerides, it should be the least likely to cause you any problems. Most people who have trouble digesting saturated fats are not producing... (more)

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by 33 · 11 minutes ago

http://stacktv.stack.com/Nutrition/The-Right-Food-to-Eat/Fat-in-a-Sports-Diet.html is saturated fats in proffesional sport or for amateur sport bad? just watched this video. i think its more for proffesional athletes rather amateurs or hobby... (more)

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Otto 0 · April 06, 2012 at 1:02 PM

No, it isn't bad for amateur or professional athletes. The woman just displays Conventional Wisdom that is not backed up by science.

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by 355 · 11 minutes ago

Stephan Guyenet recently tweeted this study: Effects of seed oil vs. butter on liver fat, inflammation and serum lipids over 10 weeks I would love for this to be 'hacked' as it seems to fly in the face of paleo dogma. (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · April 06, 2012 at 6:22 PM

There's a much stronger correlation between serum myristic acid and liver fat than with serum palmitic acid. In the same way that I've observed that a heavy butter, but not a heavy beef fat intake, shoots my cholesterol levels to the moon, it... (more)

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by 423 · 11 minutes ago

As we've transitioned to Paleo, my boyfriend is concerned about the amounts of cholesterol and saturated fat we may be consuming. Specifically, the number of eggs that we've been consuming. It's at least 2 per day, and I wouldn't hate eating more.... (more)

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Wcc_Kamal_Stabby_fan 0 · April 01, 2012 at 10:14 PM

Eating Cholesterol Does Not Raise Blood Cholesterol Levels http://www.cholesterol-and-health.com/Cholesterol-Rich-Foods-Raise-Blood-Cholesterol.html (more)

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by 12174 · 18 minutes ago

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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by 6709 · 21 minutes ago

My Cholesterol is 506, HDL 30, LDL 450 and Tri 131. At 5'9, 180lbs, Athletic Male I had been consuming a large amount of fat from - Heavy Cream&Dairy, Beef, Chicken, Bacon and Coconut oil/milk and EGGS. I am eliminating Cream and Dairy from... (more)

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conciliator 0 · December 31, 2011 at 7:32 PM

Okay here goes. I'm afraid I might lose some popularity for this. Quoting from Lyle Mcdonald: "The anti-saturated fat people are idiots, the pro-saturated fat people are idiots, it's more complex than that. Whether saturated fat is good bad or... (more)

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by 3280 · 21 minutes ago

What do you guys think of what Denise has to say about Ancel Keys? I have to admit to being a little confuzzled by it. http://rawfoodsos.com/2011/12/22/the-truth-about-ancel-keys-weve-all-got-it-wrong/ Basically she's saying that a correlation... (more)

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Stabby 0 · December 22, 2011 at 11:36 PM

Copy and paste from comments section. Note: I did retract "I'm not going to read this crap" and I did read it, but the rest of it stands. Also a disclaimer that I do know that her conclusion isn't that he is right, just clearing up a... (more)

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by 1074 · 22 minutes ago

Alright guys, all of us in the Paleo community love our REAL butter. Personally, the yellow beta-carotene rich hue even excites me. I've tried Kerry gold Irish (unsalted), Organic Valley pasture butter (dark green covering), Smjor Icelandic butter... (more)

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Jeff__1 0 · December 20, 2011 at 7:07 AM

I have literally 8 different butters in my fridge right now. I like them all for different things. Kerrygold unsalted - for all around use as well as taking bites out of ( I think it's the creamiest) Kerrygold salted - for mashed sweet potatoes... (more)

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by 405 · 22 minutes ago

And if so, am I basically killing myself with it? If not, what DOES constitute a high fat/high carb diet? [Try to stick with me here, and let me know if it gets too confusing!] I've read through a ton of paleohacks threads (I can't seem to find... (more)

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animalcule 0 · December 18, 2011 at 3:36 PM

There's no one right way to eat. People really are very different, and self-experimentation is key in finding what works best for you. Personally I eat over 200g of fat and about 200g of carbs most days. I also prefer to eat my carbs with lots... (more)

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by 705 · 22 minutes ago

Is there any good evidence for negative effects of saturated fat at reasonable daily intakes? I am familiar with the literature of the largely benign effects of saturated fat on heart disease and insulin resistance, so I am mainly looking for... (more)

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AndyM 0 · December 12, 2011 at 2:09 PM

It may depend on what else you eat, but then there'd be more reason to be concerned about those other things.

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by 58 · 23 minutes ago

I don't think saturated fat is evil, its just another nutrient. But I don't think its anything special either.. The diet of our paleolithic ancestors was actually very low in saturated fat (7-12% of daily caloric intake) because they mostly ate... (more)

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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · December 02, 2011 at 1:08 AM

I can tell you that anyone who says they know what kind of fat people in the paleolithic ate is bullshit (AKA they are a nutritionist writing about archaeology). Last time I looked at a skeleton from the paleolithic, I didn't see any fat residue.... (more)

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by 242 · 25 minutes ago

I know these posts pop up almost daily but I just received my results and the fat-phobic part of me that I've worked hard at leaving behind is going crazy. I'm hoping to get some feedback on how I might go about bringing down my LDL a bit. Age... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · November 15, 2011 at 5:31 PM

Looks really good actually. LDL is 156 using the Iranian calculation. If you're not eating a ton of butter and cream, there's not going to be much you can do to lower it anyway. I'd nuke the E supplementation since it's in the eggs and the form... (more)

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by 1786 · 25 minutes ago

i've noticed in my daily meal experimentation that after i eat a "large" amount of saturated fat i get brain foggy, and super tired to the point of needing a nap. this happens primarily with grass fed beef and coconut oil and coconut milk. i'm... (more)

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raydawg 0 · November 26, 2011 at 3:18 PM

It might also be that you're not producing the right digestive enzymes to break down and digest fats, so adding some digestive enzymes such as "Now Superenzymes" might help (but take these only if you also take in some protein too.) - this is true... (more)

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by 938 · 26 minutes ago

I'm two months into Paleo and loving it. I'd like to eat more fat and less protein but I don't know where to get it! I don't eat eggs or dairy because I have an autoimmune disorder. Other than just eating all the fat on the meat I eat and taking... (more)

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sage_ 0 · October 31, 2011 at 9:23 PM

avocados with a sprinkle of salt and pepper and salmon; canned, raw or cooked.

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by 37187 · 28 minutes ago

Jack Cafferty's Situation Room asks whether the US should copy Denmark's tax on saturated fat: http://caffertyfile.blogs.cnn.com/2011/10/03/should-there-be-a-tax-on-foods-high-in-saturated-fats/?hpt=hp_t2 Obviously he didn't check the science... (more)

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Jay_15 0 · October 04, 2011 at 12:21 AM

I just checked out your link...either I got in late and a lot of paleo people already chimed in, or the vast majority of people recognize this is idiotic and reply "no" in general.

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by 8239 · 30 minutes ago

My local Whole Foods here in northern California has a fantastic selection of meat, much of it organic: beef, bison, lamb, pork, and probably a few others that don't come immediately to mind. The store presents a choice between two kinds of... (more)

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Paul_1 0 · September 15, 2011 at 10:56 PM

I would say avoid both "extra lean" and "lean" and go for "extra un-lean." A quippy response with a point to it: I think that ground beef is pretty much always too lean, even weirdly lean. Even if it's as much as 16% fat by weight then,... (more)

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by 3313 · 33 minutes ago

I discovered my favorite pork supplier supplements their animals with soybean and corn based feed. I feel extremely disappointed and discouraged for I have yet to find a pig farmer who doesn't at least partially feed their hogs soybean and corn... (more)

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Heath_Putnam 0 · August 12, 2011 at 11:17 PM

I'm Heath Putnam. I'm responsible for starting the Mangalitsa phenomenon in the Western Hemisphere -- see woolypigs.com for more info. In general, pigs, like chicken, will be high in O-6s. Wild game is different - so perhaps you want to eat wild... (more)

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