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DH is really digging his heels in on this issue. He claims that we're not eating fried foods 3Xs a day, so what we do cook with it is no big deal (but given that we cook pretty much all of our food at home, I feel like it all adds up and I'd rather just not heat it at all when given the choice). Our veggies are being roasted in sunflower oil as we speak, had I done them they'd be in butter and bacon grease and the fact would be kept on the down low. DH is really quite anti-animal fats.

I want articles which are peer reviewed, with chemical equations and the real nitty gritty of it. I've searched academic journals but get much too broad of hits and have yet to find one that really adresses the issue I'm looking for- know of any good ones?
 

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Your right about not finding anything in medical journals.
"They" do not want that kind of info being let out.
This link will giv eyou a good start,a nd each article will have links to studies in them.
http://www.westonaprice.org/knowyourfats/index.html
You also might like to read the thread on Coconut oil preventing sunburn.
Its just a couple of days back in this forum.
 

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If you can find it, pick up a copy of Fats that Heal, Fats That Kill by Udo Erasmus. It is a well-documented tome on all things fats and oils. Lots and lots of documentation, very good explanation of why you shouldn't heat veg. oils, which oils are best for cooking, why your body needs certain fats, etc. I think there are 90 chapters in it, and it is quite heavy reading.
 

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Have you tried googling "smoke points" of various oils? I think that's the term you'd need. That should help you find the specific temperatures at which the different oils get damaged.
 

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Originally Posted by Junegoddess View Post
Have you tried googling "smoke points" of various oils? I think that's the term you'd need. That should help you find the specific temperatures at which the different oils get damaged.
but smoke points of vegetable oils are quite high, often b/c of added phenols. i wouldn't rely on smoke points alone, b/c safflower oil has a higher smoke point than coconut oil, for example: http://www.goodeatsfanpage.com/Colle...mokePoints.htm

Check out http://www.westonaprice.org/knowyour...oils-faqs.html
 
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