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Different fats to eat

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Created December 19, 2011 at 9:35 PM

I know Avocado, Olives, Coconut, Butter, and Organ Meats are considered 'fat.' If I'm trying to increase fat intake and lower carb intake, what other fats should I be eating?

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on December 20, 2011
at 03:39 PM

Thanks Chris. I just assumed the %cocoa -- e.g 86% v. 65% determined the amount of sugar (the former having less). Sounds like I need to read the labels!

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on December 20, 2011
at 06:55 AM

Depends on the brand, some brands add significant amounts of sugar, but the one I have right now has zero grams of sugar. As for a guideline, it usually comes in squares so I'd say two squares a day should be enough because one serving of the brand I have is a half square, which contains 7 grams of fat and 2 grams of protein. You have to be careful about having it later in the day though because of the caffeine in it so have it earlier if possible.

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on December 20, 2011
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Since you raised dark chocolate, I'm going to go off on a tangent. Doesn't dark chocolate have sugar in it unless it's unsweetened? If so, what's a good guideline for eating it?

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on December 19, 2011
at 10:57 PM

Very cool info Travis!

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on December 19, 2011
at 10:32 PM

Meant Suet, thanks for the clarification!

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on December 19, 2011
at 10:27 PM

We humans can hit out EFA target with 1 good yolk a day. As far as nutrient density goes, nothing beats yolks.

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on December 19, 2011
at 10:15 PM

Do you mean the fat around the organs? This is called suet. Organs are mostly protein tissue.

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on December 19, 2011
at 09:42 PM

Also, I realize Nuts are fats too, but I'm trying to limit my Phytic Acid intake along with Omega-6

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on December 19, 2011
at 09:40 PM

Egg Yolks are a great source of fat.

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on December 19, 2011
at 10:57 PM

Very cool info Travis!

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on December 19, 2011
at 10:27 PM

We humans can hit out EFA target with 1 good yolk a day. As far as nutrient density goes, nothing beats yolks.

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on December 19, 2011
at 09:43 PM

Don't go out of your way to avoid the fat that comes with your meat - unless your meat was raised industrially in which case you may be well advised to stick to supplementing with the sources you've mentioned. You can afford a few nuts too, but they shouldn't really be a fat 'staple'.

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on December 19, 2011
at 10:04 PM

Dark chocolate has a good amount of fat along with other nutrients, plus you get the taste with it. Cheese and milk are also good sources of fat.

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on December 20, 2011
at 12:55 AM

Since you raised dark chocolate, I'm going to go off on a tangent. Doesn't dark chocolate have sugar in it unless it's unsweetened? If so, what's a good guideline for eating it?

F44b15b2fd1ad134200793d6b474fc4c

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on December 20, 2011
at 03:39 PM

Thanks Chris. I just assumed the %cocoa -- e.g 86% v. 65% determined the amount of sugar (the former having less). Sounds like I need to read the labels!

Medium avatar

on December 20, 2011
at 06:55 AM

Depends on the brand, some brands add significant amounts of sugar, but the one I have right now has zero grams of sugar. As for a guideline, it usually comes in squares so I'd say two squares a day should be enough because one serving of the brand I have is a half square, which contains 7 grams of fat and 2 grams of protein. You have to be careful about having it later in the day though because of the caffeine in it so have it earlier if possible.

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on December 19, 2011
at 09:43 PM

I like Coconut Manna from Nutriva. It is very easy to eat with a spoon whereas plain coconut oil is not.

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