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    GoBIGorGOHomeAZ is offline New Member
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    flax vs olive oil

    can i substitute flax with olive oil, i cant stand the taste of flax makes me gag. what are the pros and cons?

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    I use it sometimes myself, it's fine IMO..........

    Quote Originally Posted by ChefDepot.net
    A tablespoon of olive oil contains 120 calories, 14 grams of fat, and no cholesterol. Seventy seven percent (77%) of the fat in olive oil is monounsaturated, and nine percent (9%) is polyunsaturated fat; fourteen percent (14%) is vegetable-derived saturated fat. Virgin olive oils also contain the antioxidants beta-carotene and Vitamin E, as well as the phenolic compounds tyrosol and hydroxytyrosol.
    You can also use almonds, natty PB/Almond butter, salmon, fish oil.......

    I like Udo's Oil myself, it blends several types together...

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    GoBIGorGOHomeAZ is offline New Member
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    thanks

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    Also, try and use Extra Virgin, the quality is much better.......

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    Olive tastes worse than flax IMHO.

    Even extra virgin.

    Flax has a good nutty flavor.

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    I like the taste myself of flax.

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    GoBIGorGOHomeAZ is offline New Member
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    flax tastes like S**T blah

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    Quote Originally Posted by SwoleCat
    Olive tastes worse than flax IMHO.

    Even extra virgin.

    Flax has a good nutty flavor.

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    Yeah, but I dislike most oils in general....haha

    Flax is def. the lesser evil though IMO .........

    Udo's Oil has become a staple in my diet....

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    Almond butter baby, almond butter!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stayinstacked
    Almond butter baby, almond butter!!!!!
    I've still yet to try that... if Natty PB is any indication in how good it tastes, I'm done for .........

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    where can u get almond butter?

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    i'm pretty sure flax doesnt have omega three fatty acids in it... it is only omega sixes...

    the reason you take flax seed oil is for the omega 3's as well as the sixes and nines... if olive oil does not have the three in it... then i wouldnt substitute...

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    Quote Originally Posted by paul56
    where can u get almond butter?
    Health food stores.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SwoleCat
    Olive tastes worse than flax IMHO.

    Even extra virgin.

    Flax has a good nutty flavor.

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    Oh man I'm the opposite I love the taste of olive oil to each their own I guess

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    Quote Originally Posted by IntensityX
    Oh man I'm the opposite I love the taste of olive oil to each their own I guess
    Same here bro! Probably cause I'm Italiano/Siciliano

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    I drink a 50/50 mix betwen extra virgine olive oil and flax oil. Olive oil might not have any omega 3's but alot of other good stuff in it(that flax doesnt have) that makes it well worth to include in a diet.

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