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    Which oil should I use to cook?

    I am currently trying to cut fat. I know i should eliminate as much oil as i should but at times it is needed a little.

    I know olive oil is the best for you and is what i should use but I absolutely HATE it. I hate olives and i hate olive oil. It ruins my food. On the other hand vegetable and canola oil makes my food taste better.

    So if i need to use an oil to cook with. What are my other options?
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    Macadamia nut oil has the highest concentration of monounsaturated fats (oleic acid) than any other available oil. This incredible omega-9 fat, oleic acid, has documented cancer preventative and heart protective properties. In fact, it's considered the gold standard for reducing inflammation and restoring health to our internal environment. Macadamia nut oil is so high in monounsaturated fats (84-85%) that it even surpasses extra virgin olive oil (65-74%).

    How about this interesting fact? Our hunter-gatherer ancestors ate an equal balance (1:1 ratio) of linoleic acid (Omega-6) to alpha linolenic acid (Omega-3) essential fatty acids (EFAs). Junk food, rampant vegetable oil use, and the feeding of grain to food animals (even fish) have resulted in our current consumption ratios rising to a scary 20:1 ratio.

    What's the best source of essential fatty acids (EFAs) that delivers an equivalent amount of Omega-6 to Omega-3 fats? Flax seed oil, you might suggest? The answer is a resounding, NO! Flax seed oil, while being a healthy source of Omega-3 fats, has a very low percentage of Omega-6 fats. Macadamia nut oil has the perfect ratio of Omega-6 to Omega-3 fatty acids, 1:1.

    With regard to cooking, macadamia nut oil has an extremely high smoke point (410 degrees), which means it's excellent for stir-fry and baking. Olive oil has a much lower smoke point (325 degrees or less) and it degrades when used in cooking.

    Finally, macadamia nut oil has a sweet buttery taste, is resistant to oxidation, and is extremely high in vitamin E (four times higher than olive oil) making it the ideal heart-healthy, performance-enhancing, fat.


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    Nice post Terraj!

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    Mate, would I have to take out a loan to get a gallon of Macadamia nut oil???

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    10 to 15 dollars for 16 ounces....bit pricey, but not much more then you would pay for quality Olive oil

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    Time for me to get some already, been wanting to try it for a while. Sick of olive oil too... thx for the read Terraj!

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    anyone besides me cook with grapeseed oil?

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    OK so a question. Since our diets are already so high in Omega 6 wouldn't taking a 1:1 or whatever really be useless? Wouldn't it be best to just supplement omega 3, if we are trying to get to 1:1 that is.
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    how about peanut oil?!

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    I have read about grapeseed oil. Is it easy to find? I don't recall seeing it anywhere. But I never really looked for it either.

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    Coconut oil's better than olive oil for cooking but dayum the macadamia nut oil sounds like it's unreal up there. Had no idea...

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    Macadamia oil is the best for you. It is pretty pricy but worth it IMO. Has a very rich almost buttery flavor. yum....making me hungary right now....

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    Makin me hornay right now...

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    Personally I mix olive oil with EVERYTHING. To me it has the best taste (or lack of), good amount of fats/calories and is relatively inexpensive. I try any add it to most of my foods. Also, I once read an article about the oldest (documented) person to ever live on wikipedia and she claimed that eating 2lbs of chocolate and plenty of olive oil on her foods has been the underlying secret of her longevity. So...Im crossing my fingers, LOL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by K_PIN View Post
    I have read about grapeseed oil. Is it easy to find? I don't recall seeing it anywhere. But I never really looked for it either.
    easy to find in most middle eastern stores. Used in lots of middleastern food.

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    I don't really like Coconut Oil for cooking, everything sticks with it. Where do you get Macadamia Nut oil? I've been looking but can't find it in Sacramento.

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