Understanding Fatty Acids in the Modern Diet Sheds Light on How to Avoid Sickness.
To most of us, the idea that someone can have a healthy diet by eating large amounts of fat and minimal levels of fruits or vegetables sounds farfetched. Yet, there is a strong historical precedent for such a diet not only existing, but also for being linked to exceptionally positive results.
More Meat, Less Vegetables = Heart Health?
The clearest historical example of such a diet comes from the Intuit tribe, otherwise known as the West Greenland Eskimos, who consumed huge amounts of meat and almost no fruits or vegetables. The meat which they ate came primarily from whales, seals and walruses, all of which have very high levels of fat. Nonetheless, when compared to their Danish counterparts who subsisted on a Western diet, their rate of heart disease was remarkably low.