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Plant, Dairy or Animal fat?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 05, 2012 at 3:02 PM

Easy question, do not think too much into it- which makes you feel best? Plant, Dairy or animal.

I am not asking your lactose tolerance, nor am I asking what a PubMed search reflects the best fat to be or what some blogger says you need to have. Don???t put fats in other categories, ghee comes from dairy it???s a dairy fat.

This is not about PUFAs MUFAs or SFA. It is a simple question.

Which group works best for you? One answer, not justifying coconut being ???different??? or mutton/lard being ???different??? from tallow.

Don???t analyze the hell out of it. Just pick which one makes YOU feel best.

Plant- Coconut, olive oil, avocado, nut oil

Dairy- Cream, butter, ghee, cheese, milk

Animal- Yolks, Tallow, Mutton, Lard, chicken fat, duck, game etc???

I will start it off. Plant oil makes me feel best, I don???t care about the PUFA or my ratios, its overblown IMO nor do I care what blogger says I need saturated fat blah blah. I feel good with olive oil and avocados.

D31a2a2d43191b15ca4a1c7ec7d03038

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on January 12, 2012
at 07:20 PM

Rose, thanks very much. I'm experimenting....

3aea514b680d01bfd7573d74517946a7

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on January 07, 2012
at 03:21 AM

PG, I figured it out a few years ago, when I got in the habit of drinking Starbucks Mistos with heavy whipping cream. I drink coffee all day long (and sometimes all night) with no problem, but every time I had a misto, I got stomach cramps. Weirdly, it was hard for me to recognize because I used to have that feeling all the time, when I was eating cereal and milk for breakfast and putting lowfat milk in my coffee. What I really had to recognize was that I *didn't* have that discomfort when I avoided cream and cheese (butter doesn't seem to have the same effect).

D31a2a2d43191b15ca4a1c7ec7d03038

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on January 06, 2012
at 09:23 PM

Those roasted marrow bones sound ever so delicious. Beef fat is my favorite, too.

D31a2a2d43191b15ca4a1c7ec7d03038

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on January 06, 2012
at 09:22 PM

Rose, if you don't mind posting about it, how did you decipher the dairy fat and belly ache? I'm trying to solve my own reactions to dairy.

Ec7cb2a7a68655954a01f03e95be1383

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on January 06, 2012
at 09:16 PM

you're funny, man. +1

E9808a9cfe806a22c0bdaff7c010c659

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on January 06, 2012
at 10:29 AM

WTF ? You haven't eaten a single dairy product Korion ?

E2b72f1912f777917d8ee6b7fba43c26

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on January 05, 2012
at 03:33 PM

Yes, as a supplement. Seems that animal-fats are better digestible for me. Olive oil and coconut oil are no option due to their high salicylate content.

19acef0aed67ef8dc1118d8e74edb349

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on January 05, 2012
at 03:31 PM

I have to try raw milk again to see if I can handle it again. Pasteurized milk is devoid of enzymes that help you digest milk. If you try it, let me know!

1f8384be58052b6b96f476e475abdc74

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on January 05, 2012
at 03:30 PM

opbviously lol, i meant in the parameters of paleo. i lived on dairy fat growing up too but somehow now i am intolerant...

1f8384be58052b6b96f476e475abdc74

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on January 05, 2012
at 03:29 PM

interesting. fish oil i am guessing is a supplement?

1f8384be58052b6b96f476e475abdc74

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on January 05, 2012
at 03:28 PM

i asked fat sources be it cooking or eating- i purposely asked the question in general categories b/c i dont care what science or blogger says the best one is. i am asking for personal experience.

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on January 05, 2012
at 03:11 PM

I only tried coconut oil ...

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81cf1892bafcdfa38779f4b9b488198d

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on January 05, 2012
at 03:29 PM

Animal makes me feel the best

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Dfada6fe4982ab3b7557172f20632da8

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on January 05, 2012
at 03:16 PM

I don't see how you can isolate a particular generalised source of fat from its, erm, source. Do you mean what makes me feel best to cook in? Because I don't cook much food in cheese. Or just to eat? Because I enjoy eating an avocado more than eating milk (I find milk far too runny for the fork to work, it's just a big hassle). Or do you mean what gives me the biggest sense of self-satisfaction when I report it to other people? Because there's simply no substitute for telling people you live off lard and tallow.

1f8384be58052b6b96f476e475abdc74

(2231)

on January 05, 2012
at 03:28 PM

i asked fat sources be it cooking or eating- i purposely asked the question in general categories b/c i dont care what science or blogger says the best one is. i am asking for personal experience.

Ec7cb2a7a68655954a01f03e95be1383

(1453)

on January 06, 2012
at 09:16 PM

you're funny, man. +1

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E2b72f1912f777917d8ee6b7fba43c26

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on January 05, 2012
at 03:20 PM

Well, I can tell you which fats are okay with my stomach:

  • lard
  • goose fat
  • fish oil

everything else causes major difficulties... I'm currently testing tallow, but not sure if can tolerate it

E2b72f1912f777917d8ee6b7fba43c26

(2384)

on January 05, 2012
at 03:33 PM

Yes, as a supplement. Seems that animal-fats are better digestible for me. Olive oil and coconut oil are no option due to their high salicylate content.

1f8384be58052b6b96f476e475abdc74

(2231)

on January 05, 2012
at 03:29 PM

interesting. fish oil i am guessing is a supplement?

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3aea514b680d01bfd7573d74517946a7

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on January 06, 2012
at 09:03 PM

Animal fat, all the way. Plant fats/oils, even Sacred And Holy Coconut Oil, just don't give me the satiety and glow I get from a rind of fat off a ribeye, or the slurpy goodness of roasted marrow bones. And I lurv dairy fat, but it gives me a belly ache.

3aea514b680d01bfd7573d74517946a7

(11996)

on January 07, 2012
at 03:21 AM

PG, I figured it out a few years ago, when I got in the habit of drinking Starbucks Mistos with heavy whipping cream. I drink coffee all day long (and sometimes all night) with no problem, but every time I had a misto, I got stomach cramps. Weirdly, it was hard for me to recognize because I used to have that feeling all the time, when I was eating cereal and milk for breakfast and putting lowfat milk in my coffee. What I really had to recognize was that I *didn't* have that discomfort when I avoided cream and cheese (butter doesn't seem to have the same effect).

D31a2a2d43191b15ca4a1c7ec7d03038

(4134)

on January 06, 2012
at 09:22 PM

Rose, if you don't mind posting about it, how did you decipher the dairy fat and belly ache? I'm trying to solve my own reactions to dairy.

D31a2a2d43191b15ca4a1c7ec7d03038

(4134)

on January 06, 2012
at 09:23 PM

Those roasted marrow bones sound ever so delicious. Beef fat is my favorite, too.

D31a2a2d43191b15ca4a1c7ec7d03038

(4134)

on January 12, 2012
at 07:20 PM

Rose, thanks very much. I'm experimenting....

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Fb67dc30cead043d1d13ea503a3044dc

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on January 06, 2012
at 12:49 AM

Dairy fat. I'm never happier than when I'm eating full-fat yogurt or drinking cream or sneaking a slice or two of butter right off the knife. Maybe I'm getting 'high' on it, but whateva...happy dance of joy for dairy. :)

I keep it very moderate, but I love it, especially now that my body can handle it since quitting wheat.

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8949bf87b0e0aefcad10f29975e4fa2b

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on January 05, 2012
at 04:14 PM

Animal fat here, though I also really enjoy flavored molecularly distilled cod liver oil in addition to the regular "meat" fats.

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B33f7c04c09d8bbbf181dd8aca04f373

on January 05, 2012
at 03:52 PM

Dairy fat ... nothing tastes as good or keeps me full and satiated as dairy fat. I love cooking with coconut oil, but dairy is still tops.

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on January 06, 2012
at 07:33 PM

I think plant.

I really like animal fat, and I think it does me a lot of good, but avocados are great!

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on January 06, 2012
at 07:33 PM

animal or dairy. if i had to pick one, it would be dairy -- butter specifically. for some reason coconut oil really only agrees with me in small amounts.

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4d6aa1a676240b15dc569ff8ade0500f

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on January 06, 2012
at 07:31 PM

animal or dairy. if i had to pick one, it would be animal.

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on January 06, 2012
at 02:32 AM

Cheese and Peanut Butter FTW. I know peanut butter isn't paleo, nor is cheese. Do you see me caring??? Heck no!

Other than those two, butter and bacon grease are really good friends. Hard to choose between the two. A burger cooked in either one is far better.

I love my poached eggs smothered in melted butter.

So I guess, Animal/Dairy are tied for me, with veggie oils being a distant third.

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164ed7cd8d84c926bc66f366619bf853

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on January 06, 2012
at 01:14 AM

Animal, Plant, Dairy - in that order. =)

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0d0842381492a41b2173a04014aae810

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on January 06, 2012
at 01:10 AM

On a sustainable long term scale, animal fats make me feel strong, happy, and sharp - like nothing else.

More immediately, I get a nice energy boost off of coconut oil, most noticeably when I'm already in keto. However, I don't feel that plant fats have been responsible for any of my "oh, wow" long term effects in the same way that animal have.

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on January 05, 2012
at 06:09 PM

Animal, then Dairy. Veggie fats I have to be really particular about, and even then I do best with coconut oil, rather than the liquid veggie oils.

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19acef0aed67ef8dc1118d8e74edb349

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on January 05, 2012
at 03:25 PM

As a kid I ate lots of animal fat, we even stored meat for months by burying them in lard. Lots of lard in cooking too. Lots of dairy fat (butter, full fat milk, butter, hard cheeses). I felt good.

Nowadays I eat mostly animal fat, seldom eat plant fat. I feel good.
But I feel awful if I have dairy fat (I'm intolerant now) except clarified butter.

I'm sure I could eat more olive oil (for example, as a dressing if I were to eat salads in the Summer-time) and also coconut oil (cooked in curries), but I'd rather rely mostly on animal fat since it's a lot cheaper, and since I render it myself, I know just how processed it is.

Edit: Note: I would not eat canola oil, vegetable oil, soy oil, no, no, no!

1f8384be58052b6b96f476e475abdc74

(2231)

on January 05, 2012
at 03:30 PM

opbviously lol, i meant in the parameters of paleo. i lived on dairy fat growing up too but somehow now i am intolerant...

19acef0aed67ef8dc1118d8e74edb349

(2954)

on January 05, 2012
at 03:31 PM

I have to try raw milk again to see if I can handle it again. Pasteurized milk is devoid of enzymes that help you digest milk. If you try it, let me know!

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