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by 0 · March 03, 2014 at 4:37 PM

I am curious to know what oils or fats are normally used in your country. This is my take from Spain, my country of origin: -Olive and sunflower oil are the commonest fats to cook with. Some people reserve olive oil for salads only, not... (more)

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Kyle_FitFolks 0 · March 03, 2014 at 1:51 PM

Not sure if you're asking generally or for just paleo friendly cooking fats and oils. Paleo wise, in London: Olive oil, Ghee (clarified butter), Coconut oil, Avocado oil. These are all easy to find in the average supermarket, though for good... (more)

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by 175 · February 12, 2014 at 8:28 PM

Effect of Dietary Linoleic Acid on Markers of Inflammation in Healthy Persons: A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials "We conclude that virtually no evidence is available from randomized, controlled intervention studies among... (more)

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TheGastronomer 0 · February 06, 2014 at 6:14 PM

Linoleic acid is an essential fatty acid, which means that you must eat it. Linoleic acid, is present in many foods including vegetable fats/oils and animal fat/oils. Virtually all oils contain some amount (some contain only trivial amounts) of... (more)

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by 157 · September 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM

So I just opened the fridge and I nearly died inside when I saw a tub of flora proactive on the shelf. I still live at home so I am determined to make my parents see the problem with using canola oil in the fry pan and relying on margarine... (more)

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BGottfried 0 · June 11, 2013 at 12:35 PM

In this situtation, the best tactic is to let it go. You're not going to convince your parents (or most people, for that matter) by shoving data or studies in their face; it's like trying to change someone's political beliefs in an internet... (more)

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by 287 · September 16, 2014 at 8:09 PM

I know it's not ideal, but I don't have full control over all the food I eat and I was just wondering is it better to eat meat cooked with vegetable oil than to be eating bread etc? I have a tendency to eat grains when I feel that I can't have the... (more)

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bluekitty 0 · May 15, 2013 at 5:34 PM

how can this be a question? absolutely everything is better than wheat.

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by 20 · September 16, 2014 at 8:08 PM

I was at a breakfast joint this morning to pick up my morning coffe. There were two chicks in front of me kinda of arguing that their own breakfast was "better" than the other's. One girl ordered eggs, sausage patty with hash browns (i'm sure... (more)

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Stephen_4 0 · May 03, 2013 at 2:46 PM

Plain bagel -> refined white flour, which will always lose to cut up Potatoes in a paleo world. But they're both questionable as the quality and amount of oil used on the hashbrowns goes downhill.

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by 150 · September 16, 2014 at 8:04 PM

If you usually on travel, you don't often have the chance to cook your own food. And the food in restaurants/caterer almost never cook with saturated fat, how do you deal with it?

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scottmartinez2012 0 · March 06, 2013 at 12:07 PM

well certainly eating oily food is going to give you oily-unhealthy results. what you could do is eat more fruits during traveling. this way you could shift the weight from oily foods to healthy foods. try and think about all the healthy food... (more)

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by 777 · September 16, 2014 at 8:03 PM

Im curious what you all think of vegetable fat/animal fats & their place in our diets... What has made me question it is how great i feel when i eat animal fat & im noticing when i eat more than a tablespoon of coconut oil i get chest... (more)

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Britt_1 0 · February 21, 2013 at 12:24 PM

I am the same way. I can eat any naturally occurring fats like fatty meat and avocados and nuts and seeds. I do not do well with condensed fats though like oils or lots of butter. More than a tbls of either will make me feel neauseated. I honestly... (more)

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by 1418 · September 16, 2014 at 8:02 PM

First off I want to mention that I never eat out at all. I eat what I make everyday, every meal. I was just curious as to how those of you who do go out to eat manage to avoid vegetable oil, soy, wheat, msg etc. or do you not avoid it at all... (more)

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Andrew_13 0 · February 01, 2013 at 3:20 AM

take her to dinner first

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by 1307 · September 16, 2014 at 7:56 PM

I switched to a new detergent and I'm wondering if it's making me break out. I was somewhat breaking out before this, so I don't think so--but here's the product:... (more)

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shelley_1 0 · October 23, 2012 at 10:07 PM

i wonder about the orange oil, that might be hard on your skin..just because its natural doesn't mean that you won't react to it..snake venom is natural after all. maybe try to double rinse your clothes or add vinegar to the rinse..that will help... (more)

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by 30 · September 16, 2014 at 7:55 PM

So I've been using a locally made rape seed oil for frying in. Its cold pressed and as far as I can tell there are no chemicals involved in its manufacture. All the local chefs swear by it, and its got quite a big following here. This is the... (more)

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wheelhouse 0 · October 11, 2012 at 5:18 PM

I'm pretty sure rapeseed is another name for canola. Go ahead and scroll down to the third question in this link, for Mark's thoughts on the matter. http://www.marksdailyapple.com/dear-mark-mct-oil-camelina-oil-and-fancy-canola-oil/#axzz29136nArn (more)

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by 50 · September 16, 2014 at 7:55 PM

We all try to reduce omega-6 aka (n-6), and often measure this in percentage of total calories or grams per day. For example, trying to limit omega-6 to less than 2% of calories. But should we also be considering the source of the omega-6? I... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · September 27, 2012 at 5:14 PM

An avocado, a piece of chicken, and corn oil all have omega-6s, but equating them seems a bit myopic. Often I think paleo folk paint omega-6s with a too broad brush. Source and quality does matter! Whole foods tend to be packaged with their own... (more)

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by 5 · September 16, 2014 at 7:51 PM

If this has already been asked, sorry! I couldn't find it anywhere. Anyway.. I have been wondering for some time now why vegetable oil seems to be shunned in this community, along with canola oil. I have often seen them referred to as... (more)

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BoneBrothFast 0 · August 03, 2012 at 4:07 PM

http://www.marksdailyapple.com/healthy-oils/ http://www.marksdailyapple.com/dear-mark-canola-oil/ You can make coconut oil at home if you really needed to. But it's much easier to go to a store and buy it. And this is why health-conscious people... (more)

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by 1074 · September 16, 2014 at 7:49 PM

I've been following the a low carb whole foods template for over a year now but have always eaten too much nuts. I also eat a lot of pork and ate stir fried foods. I'm now diligently reducing LA/O-6 from my diet while taking fish oil and eating... (more)

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SUSTAINEDfitness 0 · July 11, 2012 at 2:27 PM

Changing your ratios can take up to a year or two to make many of the cellular changes in the body. Some of what will happen might even go unnoticed, such as more pliable cells, improved brain function, or even lack of brain deteriation, etc. ... (more)

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by 5 · September 16, 2014 at 7:45 PM

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 0 · September 16, 2014 at 7:42 PM

I've been paleo for a couple months. About 30 mins ago I stupidly ate 1/3 of a cake which I baked a few weeks ago then stuck in the freezer. It was one of those Betty Crocker box mix things. Made with lots of vegetable oil and conventional eggs.... (more)

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Silverspeed 0 · April 05, 2012 at 10:55 PM

This has nothing to do with vegetable oil. You should see a doctor.

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by 1649 · September 16, 2014 at 7:42 PM

So, I find it fairly easy to avoid veg oils when I cook at home. But when dining out this is obviously a problem. I prefer to not lock myself in the house in order to avoid veg oils, but really... why must they be so prevalent? My partner, an... (more)

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Jessica_G 0 · April 05, 2012 at 2:23 PM

I think this is a great question and is the primary reason I'm afraid to eat out at most restaurants. Last year I had a series of 20 strange digestive episodes that my doc and I are thinking were gallbladder related - and almost all of them... (more)

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by 1608 · September 16, 2014 at 7:38 PM

I travel A LOT for work, so I have to eat out like 10 times a week. I'm used to asking servers to substitute out the potatoes, leave the sauce on the side, hold the bread, or even "I don't eat gluten or any grains whatsoever". However, I... (more)

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Resurgent 0 · February 13, 2012 at 8:14 AM

I share your anguish. I used to ask to cook my food in butter, most places happily agreed - until, I found to my horror, that a lot of places nowadays DO NOT use real butter. They use some butter lookalike made from hydrogenated soybean oil. BTW... (more)

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by 0 · September 16, 2014 at 7:37 PM

hello i am ehsan i want to add oil to dated for waxing it wath oil can i use?and how is shelf life of this oil?

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by 5332 · September 16, 2014 at 7:36 PM

If it seems to work for me then it's paleo right? I also seem to get a bit of a kick from hydrogenated vegetable oils. Any reason why I should avoid these foods since they don't seem to cause me any trouble?

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Nemesis 0 · January 09, 2012 at 12:30 PM

Not really any point to eating "Paleo" then, is there? I tried a piece of garlic bread at a little Italian restaurant we went to last night. Was unimpressed. Instead I enjoyed a massive caprese salad, and an entree of shrimp scampi atop sauteed... (more)

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by 2861 · September 16, 2014 at 7:35 PM

Is the issue of vegetables oils and excess omega-6 to omega-3 ratio the issue that separates Paleo/Primal/WAPF/Ancestral from other whole food or other ways of eating? Is there another issue that you think fills this role better? It also seems... (more)

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Dave_S_ 0 · December 15, 2011 at 6:10 PM

I think the difference is the lack of fear of meat and saturated fat. Sure n3/n6 balance, avoiding sugar and cereal grains are really important. But what keeps people away from paleo is the fear of meat and fat.

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by 78417 · September 16, 2014 at 7:32 PM

I am wondering about periodic usage of some vegetable oils. They are certainly not equally harmful (or not harmful at all), as we know from coconut/palm case. Personally I use every day olive oil, hard pressed organic. I like the taste so much... (more)

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Firestorm 0 · October 29, 2011 at 1:37 PM

I use coconut oil, some palm oil, macadamia oil, flax-seed oil, and occasionally hemp oil. (The last two I NEVER EVER heat, and the mac oil I only use for low-heat cooking). I only cook at higher heats in saturated oils (animal fat, coconut oil,... (more)

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by 1072 · September 16, 2014 at 7:28 PM

Hi all, I know we all mostly love our Kerrygold round these parts, so I was interested to see their new spreadable product - Kerrygold with olive oil: http://goo.gl/RgQBX Unfortunately, when I got this home and actually read the back of the... (more)

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Jesse_3 0 · August 21, 2011 at 1:55 PM

Buy Smjor butter from Iceland. They don't promote it much, but their standards are very high in Iceland. The cows are pastured and the use of drugs is heavily regulated. Plus, it isn't very expensive. Helps that the whole country is covered in... (more)

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by 407 · September 16, 2014 at 7:26 PM

So, I found this recipe for xo sauce, which sounds pretty amazing, but it calls for two cups of vegetable oil. I don't think olive oil would quite be the right flavor. I do think coconut oil would be an excellent flavor combination, but I worry... (more)

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g_ 0 · July 14, 2011 at 12:38 AM

Ghee has a similar viscosity to coconut oil, though it would probably be delicious.. but buttery. I would experiment with making just half a batch, or less, with some other (nut-based?) vegetable oil. Sorry i don't have ideas about that... oh,... (more)

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by 1070 · September 16, 2014 at 7:26 PM

Does anyone know of a good resource that clearly explains the industrial process of producing vegetable/seed oils? Preferably video, but a good text article would be great as well. I'm looking for something to show family who are difficult to... (more)

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Carl_Stawicki 0 · July 12, 2011 at 1:19 PM

Tom Naughton had a good blog about this very subject: http://www.fathead-movie.com/index.php/2011/02/17/butter-vs-canola-oil-spot-the-real-food/ (more)

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by 545 · September 16, 2014 at 7:20 PM

I guess what I really mean to ask is, are there any underlying causes or mechanisms that would influence whether or not omega-6's become incorporated into cellular membranes, vs. just being burned up by the body? Can some people eat more omega 6... (more)

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The_Quilt 0 · March 21, 2011 at 5:12 AM

http://www.genome.jp/kegg/pathway/map/map00591.html http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20920595 Lipids get incorporated equally based upon their concentration gradients. Older humans studues put the ideal ratio 3-5 to 1 omega 6/3.......so they... (more)