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What do you think, could you just live on avocados and red meat?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 21, 2013 at 8:21 AM

I wondered, what if someone just eat avocados, read meat, and sometimes chitterlings or eggs, could it be healthy in a long time? Would it cause a kind of deficiency disease? My take-off were the inuits, who are eating just raw meat and sometimes berries in case of good weather.


What is your opinion?

2e777bbcd49262eb31a24f821abec6bc

(1974)

on March 21, 2013
at 02:32 PM

Agree... meat + avocados is not much of a hunter gather diet. I would include more "gather" items in that for optimal nutrition. I am sure you would get by just fine on that diet but I don't think it would be anywhere near optimal.

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on March 21, 2013
at 12:45 PM

Wow, what a seductive offer! :D I had a kind of hypoproteinaemia a half year ago, since I got a kind of leaky gut. Sometimes it comes back again, and there are only some kind of food what I can digest that time. That was the main reason why I asked it. On the other hand, I think it wouldn't be that boring ;)

E8fa58ab0243bffdea2af87bfadefddf

on March 21, 2013
at 12:44 PM

Wow, what a seductive offer! :D I had a kind of hypoproteinaemia a half year ago, since I got a kind of leaky gut. Sometimes it comes back again, and there are only some kind of food what I can digest that time. That was the main reason why I asked it. On the other hand, I think it wouldn't be that bored ;)

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on March 21, 2013
at 12:39 PM

The better question is why would you want to? If you attempt this restrictive diet, I'm willing to bet you $1000 USD that you get bored after 2 weeks.

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on March 21, 2013
at 09:46 AM

Or even perhaps "red meat"!

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on March 21, 2013
at 11:21 AM

Restrictive diets suck. The Inuit really aren't something to model a modern healthful diet from.

To add a bit more... if paleo folks want to model their diet from a hunter-gatherer's, then why look to the extremes? The majority of hunter-gatherer cultures are found nearer the equator than the poles, the closer to the equator, the higher the carbohydrate in the diet. Cordain's and others' studies of hunter-gatherer diets are so biased towards the geographical extremes, and dietary extremes. I'd like to see that data weighted for population...

2e777bbcd49262eb31a24f821abec6bc

(1974)

on March 21, 2013
at 02:32 PM

Agree... meat + avocados is not much of a hunter gather diet. I would include more "gather" items in that for optimal nutrition. I am sure you would get by just fine on that diet but I don't think it would be anywhere near optimal.

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on March 21, 2013
at 12:34 PM

Do you like to eat alot of kidneys, marrow, eyes, brain, liver, pancreas etc, which you definatly would also need, muscle meat has only selected nutrients. Eyes and kidneys have alot of vitamin c, perhaps lungs too.

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on March 21, 2013
at 12:09 PM

Cultures do it so it must be possible, but given the very narrow range of foods you'd have to be careful with it. For example it's hard to get vitamin C in this diet unless you eat the meat rare or raw including the organs, for example adrenal glands have a lot of vitamin C, but suffice it to say that most people couldn't even find them on a carcass much less buy them in the store.

That said, my diet has definitely become a lot more narrow on Paleo, which seems to be serving me well and which I also somewhat surprisingly find totally satisfying.

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