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Eliminate Fat from Your (Raw Food) Diet

Pay Attention to This Important Nutrition Tip

The other day I received the following question from a reader.

“I’ll be honest with you … I believe that eating as much raw fruits and
vegetables as you can is a great way to go … and I am working on doing
that. However, I am somewhat skeptical of your recommendation to remove all
oils from the diet. What could be wrong with a little olive oil on my raw salad?”

So this brings me to today’s tip:

“Limit or eliminate all concentrated fats such as oils, butter and oily dressings”

The truth is… there is actually nothing “wrong” with a little olive oil on your salad. But most people don’t realize how much “little” represents.

What’s important is to lower the *overall* quantity of fat in the diet, and that’s almost impossible to do when you still consume oils.

Oils are pure fat, and are not whole food.

Instead, consume fats in *whole foods* only (such as avocados and nuts), and avoid all concentrated fats.

If you’re really active, and you burn a lot of calories, then a little bit of olive oil is not going to hurt you. But that’s not the case of most people.

Just stop buying oils. For a good salad dressing, try blending a little avocado with a tomato and some balsamic vinegar. Most people really enjoy that one.

Eliminating oil from your diet will seriously improve your levels of energy.

Frederic Patenaude has been an important influence in the raw food and natural health movement since he started writing and publishing in 1998, first by being the editor of Just Eat an Apple magazine. He is the author of over 20 books, including The Raw Secrets, the Sunfood Cuisine and Raw Food Controversies. Since 2013 he’s been the Editor-in-Chief of Renegade Health.

Frederic loves to relentlessly debunk nutritional myths. He advocates a low-fat, plant-based diet and has had over 10 years of experience with raw vegan diets.