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source of saturated fats?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 07, 2013 at 12:44 AM

Paleo has convinced me to increase my intake of Saturated Fats. What foods offer a lot of Saturated fats WITHOUT many of the less-healthy unsaturated (particularly without the polyunsaturated fats)? Most foods whose labels I read seem to be high in all/both...

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on June 04, 2010
at 11:30 PM

Ha! I've been doing this as well, but I'm too impatient to put in the fridge to harden. I eat it warm and gooey...kind of like nutella. I wonder if hazelnut oil would be a good sub nutrition-wise.

84666a86108dee8d11cbbc85b6382083

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on April 06, 2010
at 07:09 AM

So you just mix turmeric, cinnamon and butter ? What amounts ?

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on March 10, 2010
at 04:25 PM

There might be too much retinol in cod liver oil. I would recommend vit D supplements instead.

15d23403fb836f2b506f4f3ad2c03356

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on March 10, 2010
at 04:20 PM

PUFAs are essential, meaning they should make up at least 1% or so of your calories. Unless you eat food prepared in a laboratory, there is no way to run into a problem by trying to avoid omega 6 PUFAs.

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on March 09, 2010
at 11:23 PM

I am going to try that this week. Awesome.

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on March 08, 2010
at 06:49 PM

That does sounds good, although I think I would still prefer it as cold chocolate bars. I will have to try to add some spices to it in the next batch.

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06d21b99c58283ce575e36c4ecd4a458

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on March 07, 2010
at 04:14 PM

Coconut Oil, Coconut Milk http://www.sodeliciousdairyfree.com/ Median Chain Triglyceride Oil (Now Foods), Olive Oil, Grass Fed Beef, Lamb, Pork Chops, Bison, Seafood, Trout, Bacon, Eggs, Butter, Heavy Whipping Cream, Hard Cheeses (I like Cabot or Tillamook White Cheddar), Avocados, Cocao Nibs (Navitas Naturals--Amazon).

If you eliminate all the insulin spiking carbs such as wheat and sugar and eat all the above products, you are on the road to wellness. You are always going to eat some naturally occuring PUFAs but don't worry about it.

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on March 08, 2010
at 03:56 AM

AlltooHuman, Add to your concoction, turmeric and cinnamon and a little butter and you have the perfect high fat tasty treat with all the goodness as outlined by Nephropal...Dr Tourgeman and Dr Davis at Heartscanblog. Personally I really enjoy my treat...which serves as a breakfast for me...hot and runny. And as you say...all nutritious saturated fat!.

E258d3ab9815cad55f90ae462b85c1cf

(362)

on March 08, 2010
at 06:49 PM

That does sounds good, although I think I would still prefer it as cold chocolate bars. I will have to try to add some spices to it in the next batch.

84666a86108dee8d11cbbc85b6382083

(2399)

on April 06, 2010
at 07:09 AM

So you just mix turmeric, cinnamon and butter ? What amounts ?

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E258d3ab9815cad55f90ae462b85c1cf

on March 08, 2010
at 02:19 AM

My favorite new treat is coconut oil melted in a pan with as much powdered cocoa as seems appropriate. Poured into a mold and put into the fridge this hardens into bitter chocolate bars with a little bit of coconut flavor. Coconut oil and cocoa powder - just two ingredients -- almost all saturated fat.

93f44e8673d3ea2294cce085ebc96e13

(10502)

on March 09, 2010
at 11:23 PM

I am going to try that this week. Awesome.

Cfccbcf3450ac4919311ded8ef162d49

(2312)

on June 04, 2010
at 11:30 PM

Ha! I've been doing this as well, but I'm too impatient to put in the fridge to harden. I eat it warm and gooey...kind of like nutella. I wonder if hazelnut oil would be a good sub nutrition-wise.

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on March 07, 2010
at 10:11 PM

Cream is my primary source of saturated fat without most of the "other stuff."

Butter, lard and coconut oil are also good.

Although you can get saturated fats from meat, you will also get protein and some mix of PUFAs, depending on what the animal was fed. If your goal is, say, 70% of calories from fat, you really need to include some "pure" fat in your diet.

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on March 07, 2010
at 04:09 PM

Butter/ghee. Coconut milk/fat. Lard. Olive oil (= monounsaturated, which is also good).

Note that polyunsaturated fats are essential.

15d23403fb836f2b506f4f3ad2c03356

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on March 10, 2010
at 04:20 PM

PUFAs are essential, meaning they should make up at least 1% or so of your calories. Unless you eat food prepared in a laboratory, there is no way to run into a problem by trying to avoid omega 6 PUFAs.

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on June 04, 2010
at 11:23 PM

I was unaware of the very good ratio (read: low PUFAs) of omegas in mac nut oil. Surprisingly good. Here's a great link with a breakdown of omega ratios for most fats:

http://stay-healthy-enjoy-life.blogspot.com/2007/10/selecting-fats-and-oils-for-health.html

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15d23403fb836f2b506f4f3ad2c03356

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on March 09, 2010
at 06:15 PM

Good sources of mono include macadamia nut oil and high oleic sunflower oil.

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on March 08, 2010
at 12:43 PM

I cook everything in lard as it is the most stable fat when subjected to heat and gives everything such a great taste.

I eat vegetables so that I can add butter on top ;) which is raw butter.

I go for the fatty parts of meat cuts, avoiding lean breast meat on chicken for instance which I find too dry.

I take cod liver oil every day and supplement that two times a week with a tablespoon of olive oil.

I eat coconut oil (which also is very stable for cooking) by the spoonful most days.

I avoid any packaged foods with fat in as the fat normally has been hydrogenated and is probably one of the cheaper vegetable oils such as canola or sunflower, which are highly unstable anyway, even before being exposed to heat. This kind of fat needs to be kept away from completely.

15d23403fb836f2b506f4f3ad2c03356

(1219)

on March 10, 2010
at 04:25 PM

There might be too much retinol in cod liver oil. I would recommend vit D supplements instead.

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on March 08, 2010
at 11:57 AM

Ghee, coconut stuff and red palm oil which is extremely delicious + healthy but often overlooked.

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