The context of ancestral eating is an amusing thought, but it often doesn't fit in with modern day living. The problems our ancestors had was the scarcity of nutrients and calories. Body composition and image was not a concern, and foods were eaten in entirety based solely on necessity. Today, our problems are in the exact opposite direction. We suffer from an overabundance of foods. We overconsume and the famine our ancestors had never comes. Our ancestors surely prized the skin because of its fattening nature - we do not need this. Skin is primarily calories with a low nutrient-density compared to the protein-rich meat. In the context of modern day living where carrying too much fat is the issue, there is no reason to eat the skin.
Originally Posted by Neckhammer
If you truly like the skin, then enjoy the skin and cut calories elsewhere. However, the whole "our ancestors did it" argument makes absolutely no sense in the context of modern-day living since our problems today are the exact opposite end of the spectrum of theirs, and employing the methods they used to fatten them up for the famine and drought season would make our lives worse.
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