Native American Diet

A natural (healthful) diet based on what the land provides: game (meat), fish, plants—e.g., corn, berries, and nuts
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The nutritionally laden heirloom Native American diet of blue corn, lean buffalo meat, fruits, and vegetables is gone.
Remarkably, these crops were not only staples in the Native American diet, they were interdependent upon each other.
According to food historians, starting in the late 1400s Columbus and other foreign settlers from Europe, Asia and Africa made a tremendous impact on the Native American diet.
On the last expanse of untrammeled Midwestern grassland, Jones examines the interrelations of aquifers with prairie chickens and deerflies, of wild berries and nuts in the native American diet.
Fiddleheads, the tightly curled shoots of young ferns, are a popular food in Atlantic Canada and were also a part of the traditional Native American diet.
Thus, the traditional Native American diet is superior to the modern diet in its carbohydrate characteristics.
But the fun for me is the accompaniments, this year I am trying Succotash - apparently a staple part of the Native American diet as it consists mainly of corn and beans.
Because of this, most Native American diets consist of highly processed, commodity foods that lack nutrition and freshness.
The most recent feminist research in many Native American cultures suggests that women's gathering and agricultural activities represented the mainstay rather than a minor part of Native American diets.
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