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Olive Oil how much do you consume?

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Olive Oil how much do you consume? What do you have it on?

Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

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on September 07, 2013
at 01:28 AM

yeah, i steer away from cooking with it 90% of the time, but sometimes there is just no substitute, like roasted broccoli. *drool* roasted chicken with mayo is AMAZING. if im searing a steak though, its lard all the way. i dont like coconut-flavored steak.

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on January 15, 2012
at 07:06 AM

Ben, How low is your protein intake?

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on August 13, 2011
at 05:06 PM

Thanks! Nice Answer!

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on July 02, 2011
at 04:37 PM

I've had a feeling that my work cafeteria's olive oil is suspect, especially since I know they use the cheapest possible ingredients they can procure from Sysco but your post pretty much confirms it. Thank you!

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on June 21, 2011
at 01:31 PM

mmm, butter...8)

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on June 21, 2011
at 09:47 AM

Ratio is inferior to actual amounts. Ratio 1:2 (3/6) reads great but you ingest 21g (per 100ml) of Omega6. Not for moi. Also Omega 3 is ALA.

Efc27460255d03e72392883ca8a7b0d2

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on June 13, 2011
at 04:39 PM

It was as cliff said, it's from the Doc's book but I need to double check with you awesome peeps at PaleoHacks to keep me straight!

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

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on June 11, 2011
at 05:09 PM

I grew up with my mom cooking everything in olive oil. She's fine. I'm fine. I dont cook with it but I don't think it's gonna ruin an otherwise healthy person:)

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on June 11, 2011
at 04:15 PM

roasted chicken and mayo nom nom nom

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on June 11, 2011
at 02:32 PM

The omega 3's in walnut and canola oils are ALA, which isn't converted efficiently into EPA and DHA, the forms we can actually use. With their sky high omega 6's, I'd avoid them completely.

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on June 11, 2011
at 01:55 PM

Probably from loren cordains book. He used to recommend canola oil because its O3/O6 ratio is somewhat ok.

98bf2ca7f8778c79cd3f6c962011cfdc

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on June 11, 2011
at 01:53 PM

That finding from Univ Cal Davis was a serious wake up call for me to ask more questions about what I was buying. I agree that you need to buy very carefully to make sure you are getting what you think you are getting, 100% olive oil. I now buy local artisan oil as well.

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on June 11, 2011
at 01:51 PM

Canola Oil is thought by many people to be bad and I do not eat it. It is made from rapeseed and the name means Canada Oil.. Unfortunatly Canola oil is talked up in many circles. They claim better 6/3 index than olive oil. Even my local co-op all organic / locally grown carries it. However this is not a reason to eat it. It also has a high smoke point.

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<--- bracing for the downvote.

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on June 11, 2011
at 11:29 AM

I thought Canola oil was super bad, where do you see that it has the best ratio?

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C3edabc6267abec9b5f8178e5d73552c

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on June 11, 2011
at 04:53 PM

Olive oil is superior to most oils out there, but it is not the best as many people believe to be. The whole reason behind olive oil's popularity is because of the media's shenanigans about the Mediterranean diet. However, not only is the true Mediterranean diet using much higher quality olive oil than the average american, but it is consumed in high amounts raw on salads and vegetables.

For cooking, you are better off using tallow, grass fed butter, coconut, ghee. For raw use such as salads, macadamia is probably a better option, as it is higher in mono, higher in o-3, and lower in o-6. Tim ferris suggests macadamia over olive in the 4 hour body. Macadamia oil makes a hella good mayo too.

http://www.royalmacadamia.co.za/images/nutrition_graph.jpg

The reason canola is mentioned is because of its high omega 3 content. However, if you compare omega 3-6 ratio, canola isnt good as it is high in omega 6.

http://oliveoilonly.org/images/5.htm1.jpg

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Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

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on June 11, 2011
at 12:39 PM

i use it a lot. i love it. i put it on already cooked veggies, i drizzle it on roasted chicken sometimes after infusing it with chile peppers, i dont cook in the skillet with it but on occasion (ill turn in my paleo card at the door) i even use it to oven roast my veggies. horror! i make my mayo with it and of course drizzle it on salads. i love olive oil. for sauteing and generally for cooking and especially for searing i use pastured pork lard and ghee, primarily. sometimes butter and sometimes bacon fat.

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

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on June 11, 2011
at 04:15 PM

roasted chicken and mayo nom nom nom

Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

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on June 11, 2011
at 12:39 PM

<--- bracing for the downvote.

Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

(15239)

on June 11, 2011
at 12:40 PM

bracing for the downvote.

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on June 11, 2011
at 05:09 PM

I grew up with my mom cooking everything in olive oil. She's fine. I'm fine. I dont cook with it but I don't think it's gonna ruin an otherwise healthy person:)

Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

(15239)

on September 07, 2013
at 01:28 AM

yeah, i steer away from cooking with it 90% of the time, but sometimes there is just no substitute, like roasted broccoli. *drool* roasted chicken with mayo is AMAZING. if im searing a steak though, its lard all the way. i dont like coconut-flavored steak.

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on June 11, 2011
at 11:58 AM

As little as possible. Only on salads, never to cook with. My cafeteria at work has a decanter of "olive oil" that I just found out is an olive oil "blend" (probably soy/canola) - so watch out for that. Ken Steakhouse "olive oil" dressing has olive oil as the 2nd or 3rd oil listed (yuck!).

This is what turned me off to olive oil:

http://high-fat-nutrition.blogspot.com/2009/09/palmitic-acid-based-food-vs-olive-oil.html

16e617676c5ac710e5235e0b773edc0b

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on July 02, 2011
at 04:37 PM

I've had a feeling that my work cafeteria's olive oil is suspect, especially since I know they use the cheapest possible ingredients they can procure from Sysco but your post pretty much confirms it. Thank you!

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Efc27460255d03e72392883ca8a7b0d2

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on September 07, 2013
at 12:44 AM

If there's anything that I've been wearing out is the EVOO! Cook meat and veggies with it and it also goes in my raw veggies. I know that the 3 to 6 ratio isn't fantastic but I supplement my 3's with a seaweed extract called NutraVege. I've also started to use canola oil (it has best ratio) and roasted walnut oil (bestes ratio!).

1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

(20378)

on June 11, 2011
at 01:51 PM

Canola Oil is thought by many people to be bad and I do not eat it. It is made from rapeseed and the name means Canada Oil.. Unfortunatly Canola oil is talked up in many circles. They claim better 6/3 index than olive oil. Even my local co-op all organic / locally grown carries it. However this is not a reason to eat it. It also has a high smoke point.

34a367e60db77270bd7096dc04270fdc

(4171)

on June 11, 2011
at 11:29 AM

I thought Canola oil was super bad, where do you see that it has the best ratio?

E5c7f14800c5992831f5c70fa746dc5c

(12857)

on June 11, 2011
at 01:55 PM

Probably from loren cordains book. He used to recommend canola oil because its O3/O6 ratio is somewhat ok.

Cab7e4ef73c5d7d7a77e1c3d7f5773a1

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on June 11, 2011
at 02:32 PM

The omega 3's in walnut and canola oils are ALA, which isn't converted efficiently into EPA and DHA, the forms we can actually use. With their sky high omega 6's, I'd avoid them completely.

Efc27460255d03e72392883ca8a7b0d2

(134)

on June 13, 2011
at 04:39 PM

It was as cliff said, it's from the Doc's book but I need to double check with you awesome peeps at PaleoHacks to keep me straight!

84666a86108dee8d11cbbc85b6382083

(2399)

on June 21, 2011
at 09:47 AM

Ratio is inferior to actual amounts. Ratio 1:2 (3/6) reads great but you ingest 21g (per 100ml) of Omega6. Not for moi. Also Omega 3 is ALA.

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667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

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on June 11, 2011
at 12:34 PM

I haven't had any in about 3 months.

I keep a bottle around though for tossing a salad if company comes over. I'll consume it on a salad at a restaurant, thats about it.

If the only veg oils you consume are olive oil and coconut oil, maybe palm oil and/or mac oil, i don't see it being a huge issue.

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E5c7f14800c5992831f5c70fa746dc5c

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on June 11, 2011
at 12:27 PM

I wouldn't trust any olive oil in the store unless it was a trusted artisan company or from a local farm/farmers market. It came out a bit ago that lots of olive oil in the store is tainted with soy and canola oil, especially the cheaper brands.

98bf2ca7f8778c79cd3f6c962011cfdc

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on June 11, 2011
at 01:53 PM

That finding from Univ Cal Davis was a serious wake up call for me to ask more questions about what I was buying. I agree that you need to buy very carefully to make sure you are getting what you think you are getting, 100% olive oil. I now buy local artisan oil as well.

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on June 11, 2011
at 12:08 PM

Used to eat it almost every day with my salads. I only eat very little raw veggies now (which GREATLY improved my digestion :)) so I basically have no use for olive oil anymore. For cooking I only use butter and coconut oil, which taste better than olive oil (to me at least ;))

61b801de5dc345b557cd4623d4a4f26b

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on June 21, 2011
at 01:31 PM

mmm, butter...8)

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on July 02, 2011
at 03:50 PM

No olive oil in over 4-months for me unless I'm out to dinner and that's what's used. There just seems to be so many arguments on both sides on what you should and should not use re: oils/fats. Everyone has their own opinion so I tuned it out and went with what felt best for me but still keeping to the Paleo structure. When I cook or dress salads I use coconut, tallow, raid my jar of duck fat in the fridge, marrow butter, pumpkin, walnut, mac nut and avocado oils. Once you make a salad dressing with a bit of bacon fat you'll never look back :) Note that I DO keep a small bottle of olive oil around if I'm making salads for others as I have too many friends with nut allergies, or are veggie, and I want to make sure they are able to eat my food and maybe not kill them :)

1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

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on August 13, 2011
at 05:06 PM

Thanks! Nice Answer!

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61b801de5dc345b557cd4623d4a4f26b

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on June 21, 2011
at 01:37 PM

I use EVOO quite a bit for salads and also for roasted veggies. Yes, I know cooking with it is a no-no, but I do it.

Last month I ran out of EVOO and haven't gotten more. I only buy it when it's on sale and it hasn't happened yet. I've been cooking my veggies differently (mostly on the stove top) and using butter.

The only thing I've really missed during my month or so without EVOO is salad. I'm not too creative with dressings, so I've been avoiding salad for the most part...when I do have it, it's usually topped with sour cream mixed with various herbs to simulate ranch dressing. It's mostly worked out. 8)

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on June 21, 2011
at 08:17 AM

Living in Spain, we are able to purchase the ecological organic cold-pressed kind, store it in a dark place and use it only raw on salads. Cooking is done with butter, coconut oil and fat left in the pan from cooking meat.

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on June 11, 2011
at 11:59 PM

I've been using it fairly often recently. I'm going VLC for a few weeks (for vanity reasons) and I'm allergic to most dairy and need to keep my protein intake relatively low (for stomach related reasons). So I've been supplementing with my carlsons and eating more grassfed ghee than usual.

I normally mix it in to things I've already made. I like to top my eggs with some evoo, and mix it into tuna salad. I throw some on top of grilled veggies. Mmmmm....

1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

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on January 15, 2012
at 07:06 AM

Ben, How low is your protein intake?

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on June 11, 2011
at 09:14 PM

I never cook with it. Good-quality EVOO is great on a salad or for tossing on roasted veggies after they come out of the oven.

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on June 21, 2011
at 04:42 AM

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