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Old 07-16-2012, 10:16 AM   #11
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I misread your post. I didn't see that you said EVOO. I thought you were describing an OO category.

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Old 07-16-2012, 10:19 AM   #12
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Correct but they covered the saturated fat issue. It's based on this and other sites that I made my original statement.
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Old 07-16-2012, 10:24 AM   #13
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Well it ain't first time I been told "Hoot, you ought not eat that stuff!"
From what I can understand this whole omega balance deal is in regard to anti-inflammatory and pro-inflammatory properties. Maybe I am reading this stuff incorrectly but an over abundance of omega 6 enhances the pro-inflammatory side of things. It that's true (and I don't know for a fact either way) I must be doing some other stuff OK. I ain't been sick in years, beyond a short lived cold.
Thanks for the info, however!
Who knows for sure. Just when you start doing things you think are right, another "expert" comes along and says it's all wrong.

I think the only thing that holds true is "everything in moderation."
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I reckon so, Steve!
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...I think the only thing that holds true is "everything in moderation."

This is what I try to live by. I recall Dean Martin's comment,"I drink moderately. About a case of Moderately a week."
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Old 07-16-2012, 10:39 AM   #16
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Who knows for sure. Just when you start doing things you think are right, another "expert" comes along and says it's all wrong.

I think the only thing that holds true is "everything in moderation."
Yeah.Seems the more info & research I read,the more confused I get.Like coffee.Almost every week their is new articles saying it is very good for you then right by it another saying it's worse then pop.

From all that my brain has processed on research & articles,avocado macadamia coconut & olive oils seem to be the healthiest.But over all oils...that will probably never be proven.I was curious to see what you all read & what your decision is on the healthiest.sometimes I read so long I get headaches looking at the screen.
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Yeah.Seems the more info & research I read,the more confused I get.Like coffee.Almost every week their is new articles saying it is very good for you then right by it another saying it's worse then pop.

From all that my brain has processed on research & articles,avocado macadamia coconut & olive oils seem to be the healthiest.But over all oils...that will probably never be proven.I was curious to see what you all read & what your decision is on the healthiest.sometimes I read so long I get headaches looking at the screen.
Oh--I select oils based on flavor......I guess I'm bad!
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Old 07-16-2012, 11:38 AM   #18
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With oil I use it for frying mostly.So I don't care much for flavor.I do like the taste of sunflower oil though.Maybe I just suck at olive oil tasting but,it's almost tasteless to me no matter the brand name
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sesame seed oil I meant to say instead of sunflower
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Old 07-16-2012, 12:08 PM   #20
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I use only extra-virgin olive oil from Italy (italian olives, italian producers), not just because I'm nationalistic (which I'm not), but because I've always used it for every task in the kitchen with decent results. I make an exception only when I need to cook something with butter (risotto, eggs, milanese cutlet...), and I do not deep fry, so I never consider using cheaper oils.
In Italy we have a wide variety of different EVOOs, from those produced by industry giants, like Bertolli or Carapelli, to those made by small, local producers, sometimes with an organic approach. And the taste can be greatly different: you can have very "heavy" oils, like some from Puglia, or more delicate ones. If I need to use EVOO for cooking, since I try to use only a little amount, the taste of oil doesn't matter so much to me, but if I must dress a salad I tend to prefer the more delicate.
And I admit I never studied seriously the chemical properties of olive oil: we've been eating it from the time of ancient Greece and Rome, so I suppose it's a good food. May be not, but I'm so naive sometimes...
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