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by 0 · March 03, 2014 at 04:37 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 01:51 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 145 · February 12, 2014 at 08:28 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 06:14 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 · July 31, 2013 at 05:28 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 · May 15, 2013 at 08:48 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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SlimIcy 0 · September 07, 2013 at 12:44 AM

The short answer is yes, avoiding gluten should be the top priority.

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by 20 · May 04, 2013 at 01:24 AM

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 02:46 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 · March 06, 2013 at 02:50 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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dzone 0 · March 06, 2013 at 12:07 PM

Hi, These are some healthy eating tips while your travelling Soup and healthy salad might be enough for a healthy meal. Fruit and yogurt will give you some calcium mineral and protein without too much saturated body fat. Drink low-fat milk or... (more)

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by 777 · February 21, 2013 at 01:42 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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Canis_Minor 0 · February 21, 2013 at 01:42 PM

Some people are simply allergic to coconut or don't do well on it, especially at first. And, yeah. When people pull out an argument about their own recent ancestors (granted, usually as a justification to stick to their grains) I remind them... (more)

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by 1401 · February 01, 2013 at 02:52 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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Hannah__1 0 · February 01, 2013 at 02:04 PM

I need help with this one.... I ate out last night with some friends for the first time this year. I ordered a salad with no cheese or dressing. I left starving.... like i literally left and drove straight to the grocery store to buy some paleo... (more)

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by 1264 · October 23, 2012 at 10:07 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 · March 07, 2014 at 12:56 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 05:18 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 27, 2012 at 05:14 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 05:14 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 · August 03, 2012 at 04:28 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 04:07 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 1090 · August 08, 2012 at 06:28 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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Wisper 0 · August 08, 2012 at 06:28 PM

The people promoting Omega 3/6 ratio have been unable to produce any studies proving there's any benefit to concentrating on the ratio itself. Ratio doesn't help much if at all if your Omega 6 intake is through the roof. I'd concentrate on more... (more)

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by 5 · May 21, 2012 at 01:47 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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Matt_11 0 · May 21, 2012 at 01:09 AM

Not sure it would really matter. Even if you used some nasty rancid corn oil, the amount that you might consume in the future by simply using the utensils is miniscule.

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by 0 · April 05, 2012 at 11:21 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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Marcy_1 0 · April 05, 2012 at 11:20 PM

Blarg, you still there? Still alive?

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by 1637 · April 06, 2012 at 05:51 AM

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 02:23 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 1549 · April 13, 2012 at 03:44 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 08:14 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 · February 01, 2012 at 09:06 AM

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 5351 · January 09, 2012 at 12:30 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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dav 0 · January 09, 2012 at 11:52 AM

Something can work for you and not be paleo. Butter is not paleo but many here have no problem with it. Our paleo ancestors may once in a while eaten wheat that they found along the way. But it doesn't seem likely that they ate it often. In paleo... (more)

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by 2791 · December 16, 2011 at 03:15 AM

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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Dorado_Galore 0 · December 16, 2011 at 03:15 AM

I like your smart and well phrased question. I would hope to nudge the discussion away from "Which single thing is the worst?" Omega 6/Omega 3 balance is a big issue, for sure. Concerning which, this comment addressed to those who advocate... (more)

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by 77322 · October 29, 2011 at 05:55 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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Rogue_Nutritionist 0 · October 29, 2011 at 05:55 PM

I own the book Know Your Fats by Sally Fallon Morell and Mary Enig, and I highly recommend it as a resource...it's basically an encyclopedia of fats! Here is an article by Sally Fallon Morell that gives a quick overview of some fats as an... (more)

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by 1073 · August 21, 2011 at 10:51 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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Danielle 0 · August 21, 2011 at 10:51 PM

I've been buying Anchor butter from New Zealand. I'm assuming it's grass fed. Anyone know about this product?

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by 377 · July 14, 2011 at 06:43 AM

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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turkeytyme 0 · July 14, 2011 at 06:43 AM

Light olive oil should work fine for you. It doesn't have the strong flavor like the virgin or extra virgin does. Back when I still ate cake I used to use it for that and it worked well so I imagine it would work for your recipe too.

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by 1015 · July 12, 2011 at 01:19 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 01:19 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 · March 21, 2011 at 05:12 AM

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 05:12 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)