EVOLUTION OF THE HUMAN DIET

EVOLUTION OF THE HUMAN DIET - EVOLUTIONOFTHEHUMANDIET

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EVOLUTION OF THE HUMAN DIET The diet Americans eat today is very different from what our ancestors ate Few of the same foods exist Eating patterns are different  Foods that humans used to eat were high in fiber and starch, now we eat higher  in fat and sugar We suffer from different diseases than our ancestors as a result  Survey of Ancient Diets Ethnographic records  – the study of indigenous human cultural and ethnic  groups Hunter-gatherers Hunt animals and gather plants, or forage, to get food Diet depends on environment: some eat an animal centered-diet of meat or fish,  most eat plant-based diet Agriculturalists Developed in several cultures Early agriculturists produced just enough for their family or group   subsistence  agriculture Modern farmers produce surplus to sell for cash Farming gradually became more efficient  New agricultural technology allowed farmers to produce more than subsistent 
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