Common Denominators

From an earlier post written on August 9, 2012
According to Weston A. Price and Sally Fallon, there are certain common denominators of healthy traditional populations throughout the world and they include (but are not limited to) cultured, fermented foods and raw milk.
In my own research, I have thus far found the following common denominators in traditional diets of healthy European populations:
1.    Raw sweet, fresh dairy products
2.    Raw soured, cultured dairy products
3.    Fermented beverages (like beer and wine)
4.    Pickled vegetables, like sauerkraut and pickled beets
5.    Whole grain breads (most, if not all, with some rye flour included, even just a little)
6.    Moderate portions of grass-fed meat and meat fats
7.    One or two low sugar desserts or small (1 or 2-ounce) sugary desserts (usually heavy on the raw yogurt, cream or butter) per day
8.    Small portions of berries almost daily
9.    Europeans tend to eat smaller portions and less food than Americans overall, but their caloric intake is higher, due to their ingestion of more dairy fat, meat, and meat fats.
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