Use Traditional Fats

Increase nutrient absorption with fruit oils and animal fats.

Humans evolved to use energy from fats. Traditional fats include lard, tallow, suet, schmaltz, and are found in red meat, dairy, and seafood. The oils from coconut, olive, and avocado fruits have also been used to promote human health.

To get the most value from eating healthy fats and oils, choose them as a preferential energy source instead of carbohydrates, which convert to sugar in our bodies. Traditional fats not only supply us with a clean source of energy, but make it possible for us to absorb fat-soluble vitamins from food.

Avoid Industrial Fats

Prevent inflammation by skipping processed seed and vegetable oils.

Oils from nuts and seeds are promoted as a substitute for traditional fats. They are used in food-like products and keep costs low at restaurants.

Their molecular structure makes them prone to form aldehydes and free radicals in our bodies, which damage our cells. They accelerate aging and are linked with depression, cardiovascular and inflammatory disease, cataracts, and cancer.

Avoid canola oil, corn oil, flaxseed oil, margarine, safflower oil, soybean oil, sunflower oil, rice bran oil, and vegetable oil and shortening. Beware of hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated fats, which are modifications of these dangerous oils.

Skip the Sunburn

Industrial seed oils strip away our ability to absorb vitamin D, which builds the body's natural defense against sun exposure.


Use traditional fats


Avoid industrial fats

As energy sources, fats and carbs are seldom combined in nature. When eaten together, our bodies store the excess energy in our fat cells. This might have been a useful evolutionary adaptation when late summer fruits helped our ancestors have the energy reserves to get through winter.

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