I guess it's getting some press, since a friend of mine who eats normally sent it to me. I wrote back "Interesting that more people are realizing the dangers of excess omega-6. It's odd that coconut oil is "healthy" but other high-saturated oils are not. I guess they are assuming lauric acid is healthier than palmitic acid? I'm not sure the evidence there is air-tight, one of my friends has a good blog post on that http://wholehealthsource.blogspot.com/2011/01/does-dietary-saturated-fat-increase.html. And grain-fed butter definitely has more omega-6 than peanut oil. And it's not that hard to get sustainable palm oil if you buy it from Whole Foods or something, though it's definitely probably bad stuff (environmentally) if you see it anywhere else, like candy."
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on February 13, 2012
at 10:37 PM
I think Andy Bellatti is a smart (and nice!) guy and we paleo folks overlap his views nicely in many, many places (especially regarding real vs industrial food). But Andy's framework is from the vegan perspective, so it's not a surprise that we'd have issues with his ???handy dandy oil comparison chart.???
on February 14, 2012
at 03:02 PM
I think it is quasi helpful, when trying to explain to people why canola/soybeen/vegetable oil is not good for them in a "For Dummies" kind of way. What does everyone think/know about his suggestion to buy olive oil in cans, not jars? I have never heard that before... Thoughts?