Native American ancestors' diet part of study and challenge
Brief Synopsis: A study is being done with varying levels of compliance to a diet that includes anything the Great Lakes area Native Americans had prior to 1600, give or take- deer and turkey, corn, beans, and squash, morels, greens, etc. One guy who pledged 100% has lost almost 30 pounds since March, and a lot of his biomarkers have also improved.
I was curious about the corn, but they did say all GMO foods were excluded. You can still get ancient grains, but I doubt most people would go that far in their daily lives.
My boyfriend is part Native American, but from the southeast part of the U.S. Looks like their diet was hunt and gather, and even when they started baking, it was with acorn flour. They did add in corn, but again, not GMO. Hmm. I'm going to have to research this some more. Don't know what I'm going to do with the Swedish half of him though...
You can still get ancient grains
I was reading Stefansson's The Fat of the Land. Apparently Native Americans in my area had tooth decay. They ate acorns and seafood (abalone, shellfish, and bony fish) mostly. There were other things like chia, too. The tooth decay seems to indicate it wasn't the best diet possible.
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Arggg...trying to find the link to the MNU diet guide.
Found the tasting menu night link....yum' and very Primal
his year's menu will include:
Wild Rice Casserole w/vegies
Three Sisters Casserole
Fruit Dessert Topping
Drinks: Sweetwater, White Pine/Wintergreen Tea, Water
Eating primal is not a diet, it is a way of life.
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Definitely stick to the ancient ancestral Native American diet and not the post-American one. Fry bread is so not Paleo, and explains why so many Native Americans on reservations are obese on a heavily carb-based diet laden with cheap processed foods.
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