I've read about this numerous times and remain woefully confused. We are advised to use oils with high smoke points because once an oil passes its smoke point it becomes carcinogenic, right? Well, then why do so many people recommend cooking... (more)
Cooking oils like butter, olive, coconut, avocado, palm and macadamia oils did not exist in the the Paleolithic era. Rendered animal fats like tallow, duck fat, chicken fat and lard seem more paleo than those other man made processed oils. So why... (more)
Which oils/fats should I avoid, and which are good? And why? General list: Coconut oil (obviously very good) Butter/ghee (obviously good/very good) Cocoa butter Tallow Palm oil Lard Duck fat Avocado oil Macadamia nut oil Olive oil Peanut... (more)
I'm asking if just eating beef, eggs, chicken and fish by itself have enough dietary fat? Do i have to add butter or oils(EVOO,avocado oil,coconut oil) to get adeqaute fat in my diet?I'm on a budget and i'm trying to cut back on cooking oils and... (more)
So I am thinking avocado oil, but many recommend macadamia, I would love to use a nut oil, but would that have phytic acid in the oil since the nuts have them. And coconut oil and lard I think would turn to cement when refrigerated. Also coconut... (more)
Which type of fat is better for men trying to increase testosterone? I read a lot of articles online stating that monounsaturated fats are better than saturated for testosterone. I know to avoid most PUFA. Which type fat is better for overall health? (more)
The wok and cast iron pan are easy - I can heat coconut oil in them after they've been cleaned and coat the cooking surface. That doesn't work as well for the grinding plates and blades of the meat grinder. I'm looking for an oil that: Is viscous... (more)
Best thing to use would be FOOD GRADE silicone spray. It's specifically made for protecting blades and plates between uses. Any type of oil or fat will run the risk of turning rancid and gummy between uses.
I have been reading some paleo cookbooks that use sesame seed oil in their recipes for asian flavor. (thats what they call it anyway). I am wondering if this is something to stay away from? or if it is ok to use. If it IS something to stay away... (more)
I live in Greece and I can buy fresh fish such as anchovies and sardines at least once a week.Salmon though is farmed raised and quite expensive for what it is so I do not buy. Also,there is not a variety of fish oil capsules or bottles... (more)
I saw this on sale at my local Native Sun and wanted to get some input (mainly about the oils) to see what my fellow Paleo's think about this. Always looking for some different beverages to mix things up a bit. Contents: Virgil's Root Beer... (more)
They list corn and canola oil as strongly anti-inflammatory, saturated fats as mildly inflammatory, and soy oil and peanut oil is listed as inflammatory. I would say they are blinded by conventional wisdom but the soy/peanut oil thing threw me... (more)
I have a son who is 13years old,he has sensitivity to certain brands of chocolates (cadbury, ram-mandel,eclairs...) .After eating his voice becomes hoarse and his tonsils swell. Same is with certain cooking oils and foods.He has no fever or cold... (more)
I'll be going to Eddie V's for dinner next week in Austin and am trying to stay pretty strict while there. So I was wondering if anyone knows what oils they use on their steaks and saut??ed veggies?
I'm a newbie to paleo cooking, and discovering that many of the oils I used to use may not be as healthy as I thought they were. I hear lots of talk of PUFAs and too much omega-6... What are the best oils/fats that you cook with?
So I am currently going to cooking school and I have to right a research paper on a topic of my choice. It doesn't have to be properly sourced but I obviously want it to be as accurate as possible. I was thinking about doing a comparison of... (more)
I've been on paleo for about three weeks now. For the last one week I've been experiencing some intense cravings, but I can't tell what it is I'm craving. After a pretty fatty dinner tonight, with bacon, chicken and salad with avocado oil -... (more)
Cravings really don't mean anything. There's a whole bunch of pseudo-scientific ideas around the ideas that cravings indicate nutritional deficiencies, not supported by real science though.
What oil or fats would you recommend for dressings, mashed potatoes, and sauces to someone who cannot have coconut oil or any dairy (including ghee)? Avocado oil? Inexpensive (or about the same price as coconut oil or ghee) is a big plus.
Olive oil for everything. It's good for cooking, don't believe those who say otherwise. Of course, you have to like the flavor of it, which may be a challenge.
After much searching, I can't seem to find a straight answer on this. If palm olein is listed on the ingredients (of plantain chips for example), would you eat it? Where does it fall on a scale of bad oils (soybean) to good oils (coconut)?
So what is the difference between good fats found in animals and good fats found on oils, avocados, nuts, seeds etc. Someone please explain the difference between the good mono and poly, etc. etc.
Should I be concerned about brands of cooking oils (EVOO, Coconut, etc.), and spices that are processed in the same factory as wheat, soy, peanuts, etc...? I've found some that do not but they are usually more expensive. I do not have any... (more)
If a restaurant were to create a 'paleo menu', sort of like a gluten free menu.....what should be included and excluded? While paleo by definition includes meats (hopefully ethically raised/pastured), veggies, fruits, nuts/seeds, the concepts of... (more)
Which do you think is worse for human health? I personally think that those highly refined vegetable and seed oils are just as bad if not much worse than grains. It's only been used for a couple of decades whereas grains have been eatan for many... (more)
I think grains get more attention because many get a fairly immediate negative effect (bloating, gas, etc) where as a lot of the negative impact from seed oils is likely more long-term and/or harder to directly link to seed oil consumption.