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    a question on oils

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    ok so i know that EVOO and coconut oil are a go, but i'm confused in the area of some other oils. i know canola, vegetable, peanut oils are all out and i don't eat any of these anyway. what about palm oil, sunflower oil, etc? who knew there were so many oils?! i'm doing my best to navigate my way through the sea of oils when shopping for things like almond butter etc but it is confusing!
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    Go by amount of linoleic acid. Lots is bad, little is good. Avocado oil at 1700mg per tbs is probably a wise threshold, as we really aren't designed to consume much of the stuff. My cap is 4g of omega 6 linoleic acid per day.
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    stay away from seed oils and generic veg. oil. These are highly processed, and are subjected to extreme heating processes in manufacturing. they become unstable at high temps and cause oxidation in the blood, and increases your risk of heart disease. If you don't eat things out of bags or boxes (aka processed carbs including chips, crackers, cookies, etc) you should be good. However restaurants definitely use various vegetable oils, so when ever I do find myself at a restaurant, I order a salad and bring my own olive oil. Or you can ask things to be cooked in butter. But who knows what kind of "butter" they have back there. sigh, I trust no one.......But I only eat away from home once during the week and once on the weekends.

    The book has great lists of good fats, Id say refer to it.

    The only oils/fats I consider safe are EVOO, fats from avocados, nuts, coconut oil, dairy fat, poultry fat, and fish fat. stick with those, avoid chemically manufactured oils, and enjoy a lower LDL count and lowered triglycerides.

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    i remember the quick guide to oils in the back of the book also just searched oils on the web site and found the same information. it's tricky - you'll even find items at the health food stores that contain these bad oils. i guess it just comes down to read all lables every time!
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    just a quick note, when I said nuts, i mean WHOLE nuts, eaten in their raw form, not bottled nut oils.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexa85 View Post
    i guess it just comes down to read all lables every time!
    yes, this must always be done!

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    The only good commercial oils are coconut, palm, and olive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lmyers04 View Post
    when ever I do find myself at a restaurant, I order a salad and bring my own olive oil.
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    you have no idea how many times Ive asked if a restuarant has olive oil, to hear "yes, we do", only to have some almost-clear, mystery oil brought to me. This irks me. So I bring in rebel oil. What are they gonna do, kick me out? Now Ive just got to figure out a way to smuggle in butter................perhaps some small, refrigerated sachel of some sort. perhaps.

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