You may have contemplated this at one point or another…
Not one diet is better than the other for all people, at any point in their life, under all circumstances.
Let’s look at some healthy people from around the globe:
- Arctic Inuit and African Masai eat traditional diets that are very high in fat and animal products with very few vegetables.
- Kitavans in the South Pacific eat traditional diets that are low in fat but very high in vegetables and starchy carbs.
- Tokelau near New Zealand eat traditional diets that are very high in saturated fats.
So which group of people is healthier? They are all relatively healthy with low incidences of cardiovascular disease, stroke, diabetes, obesity, etc.
How is this possible?
Because humans have evolved to do well under all sorts of dietary conditions. The human body is amazingly adaptable to many different situations. It is possible to be healthy and fit whether you eat high carbs, high fats, or high proteins.
A common theme among “healthy” people is that they all take health and fitness seriously, monitor the results of dietary choices, and adjust as necessary.
The key is to simply pay better attention to what you eat and how the foods make YOU feel and look right now.
The best diet is the one that works for YOU!
It is sustainable and it makes you feel good, function well, and look good.
Do you follow a particular diet? What has worked for you?