Thursday, March 27, 2014

"Animal Fibre"

I like reading things that make me smack my forehead and think, "You idiot: why didn't you think of that!"

This is one of those posts:

Fruits and veggies, fermented or otherwise, aren’t the only source of prebiotics in your diet. Eat a whole sardine and some of the ligaments, tendons, bones, and cartilage will surely escape digestion to reach the distal intestine where they will be fermented by the resident microbes.
Read the whole thing, but this explains why populations that don't eat much or any plant fiber, like the Maasai warriors or Eskimos of yore, do perfectly fine.

3 comments:

  1. You need to check out these posts on free the animal on the carb and prebiotic intake of the masai and inuit.

    http://freetheanimal.com/2014/03/disrupting-carbs-prebiotics.html

    http://freetheanimal.com/2014/03/disrupting-masai-carbs-prebiotics.html

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    1. I have. I follow Richard's site. I've learned some interesting things from his blog, but he's got a very high noise-to-signal ratio.

      For example, one of the links from one of those posts includes the following: "Among Inuit it is a delicacy usually eaten with apples."

      Right, because apples are a traditional food of the Inuit, and grow well in the Arctic.

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    2. Have you ever been to Alaska? Apples most certainly grow there.

      http://www.uaf.edu/files/ces/publications-db/catalog/anr/HGA-00043.pdf

      Alaska is not the wastelend you imagine it to be.

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