It’s #ScienceSunday ! Time for some #BrainGains ! 🏻🧠
🏻 Today I’m letting you guys in on a little secret: yesterday I started the carnivore diet This is literally just a little experiment and nothing I plan on sticking with long term. Just wanted to see how my body responds I go more in depth into the science in my vlog about it (which will be up later this week!) but for now, here is a look at one of the studies I mentioned about the viability of the carnivore diet
🏼🔬THE STUDY: This study aimed to determine if living on only meat for one year was 1. even feasible and 2. a potential health hazard to the people involved.
🔅Two men ate a regular, mixed diet with meat, fruits, vegetables, etc for multiple weeks, while their health was monitored. They then switched to an all meat diet and were admitted to the clinic full time for observation. After a few weeks, they were released and continued to eat only meat for one year.
🔅Meats they ate included beef, lamb, veal, pork, and chicken. The parts used were muscle, liver, kidney, brain, bone marrow, bacon, and fat. There was very occasional egg and butter consumption. This broke down to 15-25% protein, 75-85% fat, 1-2% carbs (from the glycogen in the meat)
🔅Both men were in good physical condition at the end of the year and appeared to be slightly healthier than when they started
🔅There was no evidence of vitamin deficiency, no elevation in blood pressure, no digestive issues, no decrease in mental performance, no kidney damage
🏻WHAT THIS MEANS: It is possible for some humans to survive on an all meat diet for year and not experience any negative health effects. Eating only meat does not result in nutrient deficiencies or cause any damage to systems of the body
️LIMITATIONS: There were only two people in this study so its not a big sample size. But if you want a big sample size, look at the Inuit people. - 5 hours ago