I know that there are plenty of dandelion leaves, and I have tasted worse things in my time, but the people never touch them…” [Hutton SK 1912] By all accounts, these people ate little to no plant foods for most of the year (summertime was an exception): “But though gardening is entirely foreign to the Eskimo nature, they do not entirely scorn the good things of the earth…In most years the scrubby bushes that crawl upon the ground are loaded with succulent berries—a truly marvelous provision—and the people gather them not only by the handfuls and bucketfuls, but by barrelfuls.” [Hutton SK 1912] Their diets were therefore extremely low in fiber most of the time, and very high in animal protein and animal fat.These traditional ways of eating would terrify the USDA, the American Heart Association, the American Cancer Society, not to mention the Harvard School of Public Health, which remains a staunchly anti-meat, anti-saturated fat, anti-cholesterol institution.Not only that—their triglyceride levels (levels of fat in the bloodstream) averaged 85 mg/d L, whereas the average U. triglyceride levels at that time averaged over 100 mg/d L.[To read more about why carbohydrates are not necessary in the diet and how carbohydrates cause the body to produce extra fat, please see my .] Lest you think that these Alaskans were special–that their triglyceride levels were low because of genetic differences, or because they had become adapted over centuries to their meaty diet, and that it wasn’t fair to compare their triglyceride levels to those of mainland Americans–you may want to think twice.
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