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Cooking Oils

It's hard to cook without cooking oils. The problem is that many of the vegetable oils that make up a large part of the Western Diet have an unhealthy mix of fats, are low in nutrients, and contribute to many chronic conditions. Cooking oils are still part of The Paleo Diet®, but it's important to pick the right ones and be aware of their smoke points.

Paleo Diet Primer: Fats and Oils
Navigating the bottled oil aisle at any grocery store can be a chore. Learn to identify and use Paleo fats and oils to take advantage of their benefits.
By Stephanie Vuolo
Vegetable Oil Fatty Acid Composition
Some vegetable oils promote health and facilitate getting the correct balance of good fat in your diet. Learn more from The Paleo Diet and Dr. Loren Cordain
By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
The Low Down on Coconut
Learn if coconut oil is considered paleo. The Paleo Diet® is your one-stop-shop for paleo diet news, paleo diet recipes, paleo meal tips & more.
By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
Paleo Leadership
 
Trevor Connor
Trevor Connor

Dr. Loren Cordain’s final graduate student, Trevor Connor, M.S., brings more than a decade of nutrition and physiology expertise to spearhead the new Paleo Diet team.

Mark J Smith
Dr. Mark Smith

One of the original members of the Paleo movement, Mark J. Smith, Ph.D., has spent nearly 30 years advocating for the benefits of Paleo nutrition.

Nell Stephenson
Nell Stephenson

Ironman athlete, mom, author, and nutrition blogger Nell Stephenson has been an influential member of the Paleo movement for over a decade.

Loren Cordain
Dr. Loren Cordain

As a professor at Colorado State University, Dr. Loren Cordain developed The Paleo Diet® through decades of research and collaboration with fellow scientists around the world.