with Veronica Tilden, DO


February 15, 2024

PRINCIPLE 4 OF GOOD NUTRITION: Fats as 30-80% of calories

The amount of fat to eat depends on climate, metabolic needs, individual and seasonal variation. The healthy ratio is 50% saturated fat, 46% monounsaturated fat, and 4% polyunsaturated. Butter, beef and lamb are the closest to this ratio. Animal fats provide the critical fat soluble vitamins, and these are not in coconut oil or vegetable oils. Use butter, ghee, tallow and lard. Meat contains fat, as do full-fat dairy products.

Polyunsaturated fats should be only a small part of our diet, and should come from real, unprocessed foods....

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