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SabresRock299
04-17-2006, 10:23 AM
The only things I eat as far as fats go are Almonds, Natural Peanutbutter, and 95% Lean Meat. Now that Im on a cut I think I need to diversify. Any suggestions?

Anthony
04-17-2006, 10:25 AM
Cashews. ;)

SabresRock299
04-17-2006, 11:18 AM
Cashews. ;)

Really? Dont almonds give me the same stuff?

D Breyer
04-17-2006, 11:47 AM
Cashews. ;)
cashews are one of my favorite foods.... I have yet to find that cashew-butter that many have talked about in the past.

Mefistofele
04-17-2006, 12:42 PM
Olive oil
Flaxseed oil
Fish Oil caps
Avacado

Anthony
04-17-2006, 01:42 PM
Really? Dont almonds give me the same stuff?

Sure, what's the prob with that?

Fish is a good recommendation, missed that one.

ucntbsrious
04-17-2006, 02:00 PM
coconut oil, 1 tbl, = 120 calories, 12g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 200mg polyunsaturated fat, 800mg Monounsaturated fat..

$8 for 12oz... raises metabolizism, and helps battle against infections, and tissue repair, amoung other things...

http://www.coconut-connections.com/

check it out,

just helping

kad
04-17-2006, 02:11 PM
Don't forget walnuts.

sCaRz*Of*PaiN
04-17-2006, 05:08 PM
Nuts, seeds, etc...

They're fine...eat!

threatmix
04-18-2006, 05:30 PM
Canola oil.

Built
04-18-2006, 05:38 PM
Noooooo! Not canola! Yuck!

threatmix
04-18-2006, 07:05 PM
Noooooo! Not canola! Yuck!

I don't mind the taste (in fact, I don't find much of a taste). Canola oil is actually healthier than olive oil (in general). I switched from olive oil to canola oil on salads, and haven't noticed a difference in taste.

getfit
04-18-2006, 07:06 PM
canola oil is healthier then olive oil?

Built
04-18-2006, 07:09 PM
Canola is NOT a good choice. Olive oil is.

bigshock
04-18-2006, 07:58 PM
fish oils...cashews,walnuts and olive oil.

bigshock
04-18-2006, 07:59 PM
LOL....right canola is terrible!!!!

ddegroff
04-18-2006, 10:09 PM
Canola is NOT a good choice. Olive oil is.

while i agree with you, i'm not sure exactly why its worse. can you spell it out for me?

Built
04-18-2006, 10:11 PM
I'm looking for a source I trust - there's a lot of bs on some of the boards about the evils of canola, other places (like canola marketing boards) LOVE the stuff.

I like olive oil, I trust it, I've never read bad stuff about it, and ... it's delicious.

For cooking/frying, I use butter.

ddegroff
04-18-2006, 10:22 PM
cool, i was just really curious (not enough to search tho). I trust Olive oil and actually need to start adding it in my diet more.

threatmix
04-19-2006, 05:37 PM
Canola is NOT a good choice. Olive oil is.

Canola oil has a better omega-3:omega-6 fatty acid ratio. It also has less saturated fat. Of course, there may be some times when you would want more saturated fat, but a lot of people make a big deal about having less of it.

Built, why do you believe that olive oil is better than canola? I mean, from a health perspective.

Built
04-19-2006, 05:39 PM
I've heard too many rumblings about canola to ignore, but I have nothing I can substantiate at the moment.

Olive oil has been used safely since the dawn of time. I'll stick with it because I trust it.

threatmix
04-19-2006, 06:16 PM
I've heard too many rumblings about canola to ignore, but I have nothing I can substantiate at the moment.

Olive oil has been used safely since the dawn of time. I'll stick with it because I trust it.

"Rumblings"? I do agree that you hear olive oil is best most of the time, but the fact is, canola oil is healthier. The only thing bad I've heard is about other vegetable oils, and that is in regards to their high omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acid content. That, and they can turn harmful when heated. But the n-6:n-3 ratio for canola is the best (apart from flaxseed). Plus, it's much cheaper.