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Mixing Different Types of Fats?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 05, 2012 at 12:59 PM

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 of the liver, which can cause a problem in the long run. Does mixing fats such as coconut oil and omega-3 fish oil (two supplements I take) cause any sort of confusion in the body because of the structural and chemical differences of SFAs and PUFAs? Does combining fats put any added strain on the gallbladder? Is there any reason not to mix different types of fats, regardless of whether they are SFAs, MUFAs or PUFAs?

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on March 05, 2012
at 07:54 PM

Here's another thread on the same question: http://paleohacks.com/questions/100294/what-do-folks-or-science-think-about-combining-fats-in-one-dish#axzz1oH1wNpZ8

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on March 05, 2012
at 07:10 PM

No one should be eating significant amounts of PUFA.

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on March 05, 2012
at 02:09 PM

PUFAs and MUFAs yeah, but pretty sure the ratios of SFA I eat WITH some PUFAs isn't found in nature. It just seems like a bad idea to mix them in significant amounts to me.

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7dc950fc76a046048e683d2a27dced37

on March 05, 2012
at 01:27 PM

Most fats are mixed ... there are no 100% MUFAs or PUFAs or SFAs, so they are essentially already combined when you eat them.

7dc950fc76a046048e683d2a27dced37

on March 05, 2012
at 07:10 PM

No one should be eating significant amounts of PUFA.

3327924660b1e2f8f8fc4ca27fedf2b2

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on March 05, 2012
at 02:09 PM

PUFAs and MUFAs yeah, but pretty sure the ratios of SFA I eat WITH some PUFAs isn't found in nature. It just seems like a bad idea to mix them in significant amounts to me.

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