Featured Food: Pemmican

I recently came across this while reading another blog and I have to say that I was intrigued, which means that I did some further research. Here is what I found out. This stuff has been around a LOONNNGGG time. It was invented by native North American. It came a little more mainstream knowledge, after Vihljamur Stefansson, an Arctic explorer and anthropologist, lived with the Inuit. For those of you who don’t know, the Inuit a a tribe of very healthy people, who consume a large percentage of their calories from fat, but have low rates of chronic disease (sounds like traditional fat-burners to me!).  He adopted some of their eating habits, pemmican included. They could leave home for weeks with nothing but pemmican and function just fine. So what is it? It is simply dried meat (jerky if you will) and fat in a 1:1 ratio. It is common today to see dried fruit added as well, but against custom belief this is not the traditional way, but something that outsiders like the Europeans added. Fruits might only be added for special occations or ceremonies, like a wedding. What’s so great about it? Well for starters, it’s remarkably stable. It can keep for decades without refrigeration (that’s crazy!). Plus it can sustain a person without vitamin deficiency indefinitely. The large percentage of fat, 69, provides loads of energy with very little consumption. Also, because of the fat concentration, it digests slowly, providing a steady energy over a long period. This is an active persons dream! It is ideal for the hiker or backpacker and takes up less space. Like I said it’s intriguing stuff and tomorrow I’ll bring you a recipe for making it, but like I said dried fruit and spices can be added for tastes, but it’s something I really would like to try and I think the idea of it is great. For more on our fat-burner weight loss programs check out our website at bodychange.net.

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