Well, I've been reading about Vitamin A and such, and they say that even perfectly healthy people don't convert beta carotene in plants to Vitamin a very efficiently. We would have to eat SO many plants to get a wee bit of vitamin A...UNLESS we eat it with ding ding ding FAT, which kinda makes sense...cause I feel like in the wild we would just be eating yummy liver and organs...but still!
How do you think our ancestors effectively absorbed the fat soluble vitamins if there wasn't a fat source to always eat them with. It's not like the scientifically studied their food like we do!
Now I'm going to put some coconut oil in my green smoothies :)
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on July 18, 2013
at 11:58 AM
A thing to keep in mind: Biology is not efficient. Why would we effectively need to absorb them? They likely ate manyfold as much pro-vitamin A as we do now. Even poor converters would have enough given that level of consumption.