There’s always a lot of talk about what foods to eat for vitamin C or the B vitamins, but did you know that if you don’t already have a baseline amount of fat-soluble vitamins in your body, you can’t properly absorb the others? Nor proteins or minerals?
The fat-soluble vitamins are A, D, E and K and the truest, most absorbable forms of them only come from animal sources. Because they are fat-soluble, they help form the outer membranes of every cell in the body. The outer membrane controls what nutrients can come into a cell and how well toxins are released out of the cells. This is why having enough of them is foundational to good health.
Shortages of any of these vitamins needs to be addressed. And gulping down store-bought, isolated vitamins won’t cut it. The body absorbs nutrients best from whole, real foods, with all the cofactors present to ensure absorption. Not lab-altered, fragmented imitations from questionable sources.
But not to worry—the best sources are from wholesome, delicious foods we tend to crave. Butter, from healthy cows or goats eating their natural diet out in the sunshine
Seafood, wildcaught from clean waters
Lard, the best pie-making, donut-frying fat around. Rich in vitamin D, providing it was sourced from pigs eating a natural diet, outside in the sunshine.