The Perfect Human Diet Part 2
Welcome to Open Range, I’m KayDee Gilkey. Stay tuned because after the break I’ll check in with our field reporter, Greg Martin for the AgriBeef Minute.
Thanks KayDee. Journalist CJ Hunt has released a documentary called “The Perfect Human Diet” and it’s a look at how eating has evolved.
HUNT: I think one of the keys that came out of this search in looking through human history was the discovery of the new science called human evolutionary nutrition and it’s really based on evolution through natural selection and evolutionary biology which Dr. Cordain calls the most powerful concept in all of health and nutrition that is really coming to the fore right now.
Research has found that ancient man ate meat from large red meat animals like horses and even rhinoceros which equates to the modern cow today.
HUNT: The thing is that we ate large game animals, primarily. And when I spoke the experts at the Max Planck Institute in Leipzig, Germany, the things that were different about us and the neanderthal and our diet was the addition of fish but other than that we ate primarily large game animals and some wild plants.
He says the research shows that as modern humans have relied more on grains for proteins that the skeletal structures have shown greater declines.
HUNT: So it’s really a dynamic. hard science revelation because these are now facts. It’s not theory anymore and isn’t it good we know this now because an optimal human diet is one that contains animal proteins and fats and to do otherwise is not an optimal diet for humans.
I’m Greg Martin and that’s today’s AgriBeef Minute.
Thanks Greg. Don’t forget Greg will be back each Wednesday with the AgriBeef Minute. Agri Beef Co - Real Families, Great People, Exceptional Beef. I’m KayDee Gilkey.