As a reader of this website it is likely that you’re familiar with the concept of eating real food as being central to a life of heath and wellness. However, what precisely constitutes “real” food? Ask a random person today whether they eat “healthily” and they may well reply confidently that they do.

Dig a little deeper and it turns out that eating “healthy” to many people involves fruit juice, margarine, breakfast cereal, bread, vegetable oil, and so forth. They even may make sure they get a daily dose of vegetables.

So is this real food?

We’ll get to that in a moment. But first, what if I was to tell you that almost all mammals live on a high fat diet? Sounds a little crazy, eh? After all Gorillas eat mountains of highly fibrous vegetation and cows eat fields of grass. Sounds like a high carbohydrate diet no?

In fact, both animals ferment the fiber and carbohydrate they consume within their digestive systems. This fermentation process involves bacteria. The bacteria eat the carbohydrates in the form of starches, sugars and fiber and produce short chain saturated fatty acids for the “host” mammal. The net result of this process is in fact a high fat diet.

So what is real food? Watch the video to find out.

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