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Primarily Paleo Oils 101

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Do you want to immediately improve the quality of the food you eat? Start by using the healthiest cooking oils to make your food and you’ll have a major influence on your overall wellness. It is confusing to figure out which type of oils to buy because there are so many unhealthy options being sold at grocery stores today. Moreover, it is critical to use the right oil for the heating condition, including not heating some oils at all, in order to preserve the structural integrity of the fatty acids. Luckily, once you get in the habit of buying these oils and incorporating them into your lifestyle it will be effortless. You might even notice improvements to how your skin and hair looks.

Check out the extensive Paleo Diet Primer on Fats and Oils that I authored for The Paleo Diet to understand how to use the top bottled cooking oils on the Paleo Diet. Other great cooking fats you may not already be cooking with are lard, tallow, duck fat, and ghee.

In addition to these main oils that are Paleo Diet approved, there are two that you can use on occasion to enhance the flavor of your food. They should be only be used moderately due to their high Omega 6 fatty acid ratios (which contribute to inflammation) and when the oil is separated from the seed it can oxidize (become rancid) more quickly.

1. Cold-pressed, raw, sesame seed oil.  Store in a cool, dark place and use to splash on your favorite Asian dishes, such as this stir-fry.

2. Cold-pressed, raw pumpkin seed oil.  Store in a cool, dark place and use sparingly (as it has a very distinct, strong flavor) to garnish a squash soup or a kale salad.



Stock your pantry with the following Primarily Paleo selected cooking oils:

Coconut oil

Macadamia Nut Oil

Walnut Oil

Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

Avocado Oil

Sesame Seed Oil

Pumpkin Seed Oil


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