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best fat source?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created October 13, 2012 at 9:15 PM

ive been using ghee lately, but it is just too expensive and dont feel like making it myself at home, is there any other type of specific "butter" type fat source i can use?

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on October 17, 2012
at 11:19 PM

Find a fatty acid chart. See if lard or duck/goose fat is the same as soybean oil. Here's one I found. http://www.soulgazersundries.com/fattyacidchart.html There are others out there.

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on October 15, 2012
at 05:22 PM

Can you elaborate, Diane? I'm getting my information from Chris Kresser.

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on October 15, 2012
at 04:09 PM

I think this unfortunate tendency to consider the PUFA fats in meats as equivalent to the fats in soybean oil to be the biggest mistake of paleo. They are not the same fats at all.

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on October 14, 2012
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Duck fat, like all fat from birds, has a relatively high amount of inflammatory omega-6 fatty acids. If you use it, be sure to keep track of how much O-6 you eat that day and increase the amount of omega-3 fats you eat that day.

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on October 14, 2012
at 04:00 AM

Use for what? Cooking? Spreading?

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on October 13, 2012
at 09:36 PM

Coconut oil is the best

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on October 14, 2012
at 04:05 AM

Coconut oil and duck fat are not common for many regions. But lard, butter and ghee are, so consider using them. Of course, if you can get natural animal organs like kidneys or heart, use them for food!

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F9638b939a6f85d67f60065677193cad

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on October 14, 2012
at 04:01 AM

Duck fat. You can cook with it and you can put it on your food.

00cd3b6f51530a6832fcda1712edbec3

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on October 14, 2012
at 03:32 PM

Duck fat, like all fat from birds, has a relatively high amount of inflammatory omega-6 fatty acids. If you use it, be sure to keep track of how much O-6 you eat that day and increase the amount of omega-3 fats you eat that day.

00cd3b6f51530a6832fcda1712edbec3

(2411)

on October 15, 2012
at 05:22 PM

Can you elaborate, Diane? I'm getting my information from Chris Kresser.

F9638b939a6f85d67f60065677193cad

(4266)

on October 15, 2012
at 04:09 PM

I think this unfortunate tendency to consider the PUFA fats in meats as equivalent to the fats in soybean oil to be the biggest mistake of paleo. They are not the same fats at all.

F9638b939a6f85d67f60065677193cad

(4266)

on October 17, 2012
at 11:19 PM

Find a fatty acid chart. See if lard or duck/goose fat is the same as soybean oil. Here's one I found. http://www.soulgazersundries.com/fattyacidchart.html There are others out there.

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on October 14, 2012
at 01:51 AM

I don't know a lot, but I know that leaf lard, from fat surrounding the kidneys is better than lard, from fat surrounding other organs. I don't know if those other organs, pancreatic fat, liver fat, stomach fat, is less healthy, or has a different make up, but I always turn to saturated fats like these than unsaturated.

Coconut oil, I'm sure you know about this, a wonder food in itself! I read a comment on paleohacks about the importance of using good nutrition Outside of the body too, giving your skin, teeth, hair, whole nutrition. Coconut oil always seemed like the standard, in new toothpastes, conditioners, lotions, skin preservers, you name it.

I'd say experiment with fats that give you a fullness, but freshness

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on October 13, 2012
at 10:01 PM

Get kidney fat (suet). Use as is, or render tallow. Ask around for wild/grass fed sources. Any butcher that handles wild game, or grass fed beef/bison/lamb, etc will be able to sell you lots. Ask about the animals sourced from! But it's cheap and abundant.

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on October 13, 2012
at 09:45 PM

This is not meant to insult you, but only ghee/clarified butter is ghee/clarified butter. If you don't mind having the milk solids in butter, you can use that. Since mammals store toxins (like metabolites of hormones and antibiotics) in their fat (to protect themselves), it's highly preferable to get butter from organically- and pasture-raised animals. If the animals are just organically-raised, their butter can still have an undesirable amount of omega-6 fatty acids from the corn in their feeds. Unfortunately, such butters, while not as expensive as ghee, are still more expensive than butters from industrially-raised animals. I think that the Kerrygold brand is widely available in major metro areas.

Alternatives to butter are lard (pig fat) and tallow (cow fat). The same cautions apply regarding organically- and pasture-raised animals. Unfortunately, I haven't seen any lard or tallow in stores that comes from these healthy types of animals, so you're back to making your own, which is labor-intensive.

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on October 13, 2012
at 10:36 PM

grassfed ghee and tallow have the best profiles

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