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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
I eat a lot of my meat raw, but when I don't I almost never throw away any juices. That's exactly what vegetables like mushrooms, which absorb liquid, are for. Delicious and nutritious. I don't think there is much risk eating recently-thawed... (more)
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)
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)
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
I get the Mauna Loa Macadamias from Costco or Walmart...
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
You need the essential fatty acids, vitamins, and 9 essential amino acids. Those are your obligate nutrients. Your body can synthesize anything else you need. Dietary sources of non obligate nutrients may be helpful but are not required for life. (more)
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)
Fun article about fermented foods in the Arctic circle
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Paleo and Body Type Theory?