Peat is a fan of saturated fats. The issue is our culture demonizes one macronutrient for some reason, maybe to scapegoat what’s really wrong.The fact that Ray Peat got it so wrong about orange juice and sugar in general, which is obviously detrimental to metabolic health, pretty much scuppers his credibility. If he says we shouldn't be eating saturated fat, well that sinks the entire boat.
Sugar is not inherently bad, nor is fat. In excess, anything is bad.
The problem with our culture is spiritual disease which wreaks havoc on people’s relationship to food. People are gluttonous and addicted to foods that provide no nutritional value yet are extremely high in calories. Obese people are literally starving of micronutrients, so their hypothalamus doesn’t shut off the “hunger” signal. They’re literally starving to death so they keep overeating non-satisfying foods that eventually kill them.
Not to mention our water supply and food supply is largely poisonous from other chemicals that disrupt the endocrine system. It’s a total mess.
I find just buying healthy food in this country is my biggest monetary expense. It’s like they literally make it hard to eat normally here.