Olive Oil Questions
I've read a lot about the benefits, and I'm wondering about your opinions on them. If you have any knowledge to share about these three oils, that would be wonderful, especially if you've tried any or all at some point, too. Anyway, extra... (more)
I love this stuff. I soak my veggies in it... my eggs... cook my wings with it... i use it at least once a twice a day with my meals. Is this okay? I am still into nutrition so trying to figure all of this out. Thanks guys
I don't remember where I read it but is the omega 3 somehow reduced when sardines are canned in oil? I'm guessing it's just that they drained them and the lost olive oil had absorbed some of the omega 3. If you eat the olive oil too is it just... (more)
A few times in a pinch we have stopped by the Ralph's deli in search of a healthy dinner or meal to go. When I asked what kind of oil the potato wedges were fried in, the guy behind the counter said in a snide tone with an accent "uhh... olive... (more)
I have a question about cooking with olive oil. recipe calls for olive oil as a ingredient for cooking some nuggets in the oven. the temperature calls for 400 degrees. I have seen on numerous posts that olive oil smokes / oxidizes at 375... (more)
Your food never gets up to 400F when cooking in the oven though, you'll be lucky to hit 200F. Olive oil is fine at that temperature. Also, smoke point is not the same as oxidation.
Been craving OO like crazy, but I've avoided EVOO lately due to so many adulterated products on the market. I would go and buy one of the really nice ones but the budget isn't really there at the moment, and I can't find anything at a reasonable... (more)
My understanding is that extra-virgin olive oil should not be used for cooking since it can oxidize more quickly. I'm wondering where I can find non-extra virgin olive oil. I've looked at Whole Foods and Trader Joe's and they only seem to carry... (more)
Extra virgin is fine to cook with, just don't burn it (as with any oil). I've dumped coconut oil. Olive oil or butter is all I bother with anymore, red palm oil for vitamin E too.
I was trying to sear salmon and I put unrefined virgin coconut oil in the pan and it immediately smoked. Here's a list of smoke points for various oils: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smoke_point I'm thinking of buying a jar of REFINED coconut... (more)
Some people say to never heat EVOO because... it'll break down and do bad things to you (or something). I haven't really seen any science on this, so I'm wondering what the deal really is. Tonight I roasted some vegetables drizzled with EVOO and... (more)
If you are looking for high quality, genuine, artisan, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, we import directly from Italy at Livolio (www.livolio.co.uk)
Hi hackers, I've conducted a small personal experiment and only ate one type of fat along with my meals - each for 2 weeks. Using cornometer, I made sure the calories were virtually the same. Results: Olive oil: Great energy, warm... (more)
My Mom keeps telling me, "Oh, I don't know why you use CO because olive oil is healthier," and just the other day my friend said she saw in a magazine that CO is dissed for Olive oil instead. SO what are some simple reasons why CO is the better... (more)
http://www.cracked.com/article_19896_the-6-creepiest-lies-food-industry-feeding-you_p2.html i was reading this today "Today, the stuff that is pawned off to us as quality olive oil is often just a tiny amount of the real thing, mixed with up to... (more)
I have been eating lots of oysters and sardines to bump up my omega-3 ratio. Am I negating the benefits by eating sardines and oysters that are packed in olive oil (because the olive oil has a high omega-6 ratio)? Edit: These are the oysters I am... (more)
As I was shopping for Avocado Oil I came across some Hazlenut Oil. To my surprise the fat breakdown was very similar: MUFA: 78.0 PUFA: 10.2 SFA: 7.4 That's not bad at all. Similar to both EVOO and Avocado Oil. Is there a reason I have not heard... (more)
I used to only use oil but for the past few months I have been using a mixture of pork lard, olive oil, and urefined beeswax. Lol I know I might get this question and yes I do smell like lard, but I use it at night time or if I'm staying home. Do... (more)
I see Coconut Oil used in many many Paleo Recipes, but I was researching it and found that the US Food and Drug Administration, World Health Organization, International College of Nutrition, United States Department of Health and Human Services,... (more)
I eat salad 2-3 times per day and try to drench it in oil for calories. A bit expensive but it seems to work. PHD suggests that MUFAs can be eaten in unlimited quantities. What do you all think?
NPR reported a while ago that many EVOO producers are cheating by mixing in other oils to reduce the price. How do you tell if you have a high quality product? Previously, I was using the supermarket brand organic EVOO, almost certainly to be low... (more)
I am fairly new to paleo and am having issues with the taste of coconut oil and olive oil. Personally, I detest coconut. Always have and apparently always will. Doesn't matter how little I use, I can taste it and do not want to eat what I've... (more)
This post from Mark'sDailyApple.com pretty much covers the vegetable oils (http://www.marksdailyapple.com/healthy-oils/)... Canola Canola oil comes from rapeseed, a completely unpalatable seed rich in erucic acid, which is bitter and rather... (more)
I purchased some sardines in olive oil recently. There's about 1 - 2 tbsp of olive oil in each can that I've been mashing up with the sardines to eat on top of spinach, carrots, etc. Since I'm not sure about oxidation/whatever bad might happen... (more)
I would certainly eat the oil. I try to buy sardines in extra virgin olive oil. I have to read the labels carefully now though - lots seem to be canned in sunflower oil and I've even seen soy oil!
I do almost all of my shopping at Whole Foods, because it's the closest to my house, has a great fruit/veggie selection, and all of the beef is grass-fed. The hardest thing to find has been a good paleo-friendly salad dressing. Of the 50+ types... (more)
Women: How has a paleo diet affected your mentrual cycle?
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