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What Types of Oils?


#1

I'm heading to the store to do some grocery shopping. I already take fish oil capsules for EFA's. I want to start supplementing with bottle oils as well. Was wondering what types of oils I should pick up and how much you recommend to take daily. I appreciated any help with guiding me to the right products to use.


#2

olive oil. 1-2 tblsp on top of salads and rice.
macadamia nut oil. 1-2tblsp in protein shakes.
coconut oil. use it for pan frying your meats. i also put a dollop in my oatmeal with some splenda and cinnamon.


#3

I love almond and walnut oil.


#4

Thank guy....any others suggestions?

I'm still bulking (gained almost 30lbs so far) and will be starting a small cut before summer. Looking to have all my macros in order. Saying goodbye to all the dairy and upping my veggies.


#5

Try waiting until you've gained 60 lbs.


#6

what does that have to do with him wanting to use oils in his cooking or to flavour his food?


#7

Coconut oil and olive oil for cooking,

Flaxseed oil, if you can find it.


#8

Just play around with different ones you like. I tend to lean on saturated fats and monos, so check out the pasta isle and see if there are anything with those, or anything that sounds good. I don't like most oil's taste, so I aim for olive oil and virgin coconut oil (it's tasteless, you can literally put it on anything), extra virgin coconut oil smells and tastes a little like coconut.
I've heard good things about red palm oil too.
Oh, and butter!


#9

Thanks for the replies. Looks like I'll be picking up some olive oil, coconut oil and flax seed. I'll try for some red palm if I can find it. Mostly looking for stuff to put on food and put in shakes to even out my macros.


#10

I already eat pleanty of almonds and walnuts(chopped)...I like to mix them together for a snack.


#11

pumkin seed and sesame seed oils are my favorite . they both have a very nutty taste .


#12

Me too. I through in some cranberries otherwise I couldn't handle it. Great source of fiber as well.


#13

cranberries or crasins?