The internet is filled with conflicting information and articles being published as facts with no sources or concern for leaving an information trail. We have paleos raving about bacon, and we have the WHO pleading with you not to eat bacon. Dairy is good, no it's bad. Coconut oil is good, no it's causing heart disease. Saturated fat - good. No, bad. No, good.
Even professional nutritionists are giving people bunk advice from articles they read online that give no sources and just ramble on stating facts without giving any studies or evidence for what they're saying.
The crucial thing we must do is to become comfortable with not knowing. Simply do not make up our minds. We have to become familiar with the contradictions, and accept the fact that the best we can do right now is try to filter out all the nonsense and get as clear of a signal as possible of what we know.
The foods that are considered "robot" are on the list because there is absolutely no known studies or reasons why they're bad. You may love coconut oil, and you read an article on its benefits, and you feel like it's healthy and amazing, but.. you're not a robot.. why would you give your robot coconut oil if you didn't have to?
Here are just two very rather credible sources saying that saturated fat raising LDL (bad) cholesterol, from
So - not robot.
The primary sources for the list of robot foods comes primarily from the following sources, along with many, many other studies and journals. And of course, as per the tenants of science, our list of robot foods is entirely up for debate and critique (Sardines were a fundamental member of the list until last week when we found out sardines contain putricyde).