Fats In The Diet By Marti Fry

The subject of fats in the diet is one that receives little attention, especially compared to the attention it should receive! Along with refined sugar and flour chemicals, all of which are very antivital and disease-causing, fats should be listed. This is not to say that all fats are very toxic.

But it is to say that the only ones that aren’t are those contained in raw (uncooked, unheated) natural foods to which humans are biologically adapted to eating—avocadoes, nuts and seeds plus all fruits and vegetables recommended in the Life Science diet.

When considering toxic substances that are eaten, the reason most fats should be included as toxic is because all fats become highly carcinogenic when heated. Even rancid fats, as in stale nuts or seeds, are harmful and should not be eaten. Nuts or seeds should never be eaten roasted, either.

Atherosclerosis, heart disease, cancer, senility and arthritis are just a few of the most serious diseases with which many Americans (and people the world over) are plagued. These diseases would not have become a problem to anyone if our people had not eaten heated fats and oils.

Frying is the worst way to cook foods, though all cooked foods are pathogenic. Remember: All foods contain some fat. Therefore, any food that is cooked, even if it’s not fried, contains a carcinogen—heated fat. This is one of the most serious of the many problems with cooked foods.

High-Fat Foods In The Diet

A question not raised by most Life Scientists is whether we really need high-fat foods such as nuts, seeds or avocadoes in our diet at all. Our need for fats is so low, and the presence of fats in all foods so ubiquitous, that it is likely that we would fare better if we would not include nuts, seeds or avocadoes in our diet. Yet, Hygienists recommend up to four ounces of nuts or seeds or one avocado per day in the diet.


For one thing, they are delicious raw. Secondly, and most important, they are very satisfying, keeping the sensation of hunger away for a longer time than other fruits or vegetables.

Many people, including some Hygienists, have difficulty digesting nuts and seeds. Most have little or no trouble with avocadoes. This could be, as one professional Hygienist has stated, because most of us have weakened digestive capabilities as a result of so many years of wrong eating and living practices. In any event, no conclusive statements can be made at this time. More research would perhaps be in order.

It is certain that humans can fare well without high-fat foods in their diet. But is it practical? Can people feel satisfied without including either oils (fats) or starches in their diet? Can a diet of nonfat and nonstarchy foods satisfy? If it can meet our needs—which there is no doubt it can and does—then it follows that it should satisfy. Perhaps it would take months or years for a person to become accustomed to this type of ideal diet.

This is an area that will warrant further study by professionals in the field. One thing you can be sure of, however, is that the amount of fat needed in the diet is extremely small and should be met only from raw foods.

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No foods should be eaten that will leave an oily film on a plate or bowl that will not wash off with water and a cloth or sponge—without any kind of soap or detergent. That is to say that only water-soluble oils should be consumed. These are the only oils that will not cause diseases in the human body.

For a long and healthy life, keep your fat consumption to a minimum; consume only water-soluble fats; and stay away from free oils and nut butters except those you make fresh yourself without adding free oils. You’ll be many times further ahead healthwise than the lacto or lacto-ovo vegetarians who still consume many foods that are in many ways as harmful or almost as harmful as animal flesh. You will become healthier than you’ve ever been in your entire life!

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