A Study of the Diet and Metabolism of Eskimos Undertaken in 1908 on an Expedition to Greenland
January 1, 1908
A few interesting tidbits:
1- Their usual daily intake of protein was >280 grams and fat >135 grams, and carb ~50 grams, half from meat glycogen.
2- Remarkably, despite such high protein intake, they did not seem to have gout, like Europeans.
3- they could work extremely hard and long hours despite few carbs.
4- they studied 4 subjects (2 men/2 women) in a respiratory chamber set up in the field in West Greenland, the most food one person ate in 24 hours was 1804 grams boiled seal meat - makes the "56 ounce steak -eat it and its free" in US restaurants child's play!
5- Respiratory, urine and feces studies showed 90% of calories were absorbed.
6- When traveling at -30 degrees their meat was naturally frozen, so they had to eat it as such. They shivered uncontrollably for 30 minutes after eating before warming up. Humans are a tough species...