Saturday, March 5, 2011

Gorilla diet

Interestingly when gorillas are fed human treats like sugary biscuits in a zoo, they start to suffer from obesity and heart disease. When those are replaced with green leafy vegetables, they lose weight and get healthier.





Obviously we are not gorillas (as they don't run marathons), but maybe we should eat our greens?



2 comments:

Tuck said...

Or just eat what we evolved to eat...

Paleo Runner said...

Whatever you may think "what we evolved to eat" exactly means, surely that should include a big bunch of greens daily. That's not necessarily going to provide a large percentage of your calories, but it seems to be required for health and to injury-free training.