Eskimo diet


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Eskimo diet

A traditional diet in which marine mammals (and their blubber) are consumed. It is rich in omega-3 fatty acids and appears to be protective against atherosclerosis, immune, and inflammatory diseases.
Synonym: Inuit diet
See also: diet
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The traditional Eskimo diet consists largely of meat and fish, fruit, vegetables and carbohydrates.
In addition to these hardships, the Eskimo diet is severely restricted, consisting almost entirely of animal protein and fat.
The Eskimo diet, composed largely of fish, fish roe and marine animals, including seal oil and blubber, allowed Eskimo mothers to produce one sturdy baby after another without suffering any health problems or tooth decay.