Fats–A “Feel Good” Macronutrient


The foods that protect us against depression and help us engage in low time-preference, future-oriented activities are the same foods that traditional cultures valued for good health.  They provide vitamins A and D, calcium, and arachidonic acid in abundance.  See February 2011 “Attuned to Winter”

Cod liver oil
vitamins A and D
Butter from grass-fed animalsarachidonic acid, vitamins A and D
Egg yolks from grass-fed chickensarachidonic acid, vitamins A and D
Fats from grass-fed animalsarachidonic acid, vitamins A and D
Organ meats from grass-fed animalsarachidonic acid, vitamns A and D
Bone brothscalcium
Fish eggsvitamins A and D
Small whole fish (herbivores)calcium, vitamins A and D
Shell fishvitamins A and D