They ate insects for protein.
Their diet sure didn't help their immune system when the Spanish came a calling.
Lose weight? Probably not. Make your days more entertaining? Might be a different story.
Also, just to be an annoying nerd, the pyramids weren't built by slaves.
As for this Aztec Diet:
Although chia seeds could certainly be part of a healthy diet, I don't think they have any above and beyond benefits found no where else. I'd distrust any diet that tells you that one specific food is they key to success (no, Paleo doesn’t tell you meat does that!).
I totally agree that the Aztecs weren't that ancient by how Paleo thinks of it. They were an agrarian civilization that relied on a staple grain (corn in this case) just like any found in Asia, Africa or Europe at the same time.
Although we're not fond of the corn, beans, and grain, most of what they mention is much less processed. It'd still be an improvement over the SAD, so could people see health improvements? Sure. Would they get tired of adding chia seeds to everything except their toothpaste? Very likely.
Overall this diet has all the makings of a fad diet, and I hate to see it lumped in with Paleo.
Almost anything is an improvement over the SAD diet, which is why it is SO easy to come up with Yet Another Fad Diet...
"Chia seeds" the new super, super food. Remember when it was gojji berries?
and acai berries
and omega 6
green coffee extract
yeah you are
Build a man a fire and he's warm for a day. Set a man on fire and he's warm for the rest of his life.
I might stick to the EGG diet !!!!!!!!
"never let the truth get in the way of a good story "
The Aztec's also ate some human flesh from time to time, so you better not forget that element in your diets...
Last edited by Gorbag; 03-08-2013 at 10:35 AM.