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Okay so day 6 for me and loving this forum! So helpful so thanks to everyone that responded to my questions!Okay,1) so the whole oil issue. How come we can eat olive on on salads but not cook with it?? 2) chickpeas out?? ( I think I already know the answer to this one :0(3) anyone in Syndey know where I can get fresh cut coconut from??4) what about the odd piece of sugar free gum everyday??5) beetroot. In our out? My PT says it contains high put of sugar, same with the sweet potato but I'm not eating any fruit at the moment so figure this is okay?6) and finally green tea. Paleo or not??Thanks team!! :0)
Well, in regards to olive oil and your paleo diet recipes, I would say it has more to do with fat content. You want to use oils as little as possible because all oils are is concentrated fat, empty calories. In fact, I would be careful how many olives you eat because they are brined and contain a lot of sodium. I've use olive for cooking all the time. Just don't over heat it or it will change the flavor of it.
Here is a good tool for oilshttp://www.eatingrules.com/2012/02/cooking-oil-comparison-chart/higher is better, farther right is more heat resistant. Most here us coconut, tallow, or grass fed butter.
I agree with celticcavegirl. That chart assumes saturated fats are bad and monounsaturates are good, which doesn't seem to be the truth. My experience before and after paleo was also that tallow is better at high heat than refined soybean oil. Random things on the other side of the kitchen collect a lot less grease now that I cook with more saturated fats, and the stove and cooking implements are much easier to clean, so it seems like the animal fats throw a lot less of that stuff in the air.
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