Cultures That Have Thrived On Plant Based Diets
… incomplete article; yet to write about other cultures …
Tarahumara Indians from Copper Canyon, Mexico
The book Born to Run (306 pages, 2009) by Christopher McDougall describes Tarahumara Indians in great detail. Their runners are known for great endurance in running long distance races in almost barefoot shoes. They practice from childhood in rugged hills in Copper Canyon, Mexico. They have won endurance races in USA, beating competition that uses modern running shoes.
Research paper: The Food and Nutrient Intakes of the Tarahumara Indians of Mexico by Cerqueira, Fry and Connor, American J of Clinical Nutrition, Vol 32, April 1979, pages 905-915.
14 Jun 2017
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