Our ancestors ate the whole of the animal, from nose to tail and everything in-between! It has been shown that by doing so they were able to provide each of their organs with the specific nutrients it needs to function and thrive. It seems you really are what you eat, and by adapting your diet to reflect this you can achieve optimal nourishment and support overall health.
An Ancestral Approach
In the modern world most of the animal products we eat have been trimmed and trussed beyond recognition from their natural form, with the vast majority of meat eaters limiting themselves to the confines of the supermarket shelf. But in the past our ancestors wouldn’t have dreamed of discarding any of the animal – and ate far more than just muscle tissue.
By eating all of the animal and not just the external tissue, our hunter gatherer ancestors provided themselves with essential nutrients that could be used throughout the body. Eating like for like, i.e. eating a healthy heart from an animal to support your own heart health, adopts this ancestral philosophy to provide tailored nutrients in their most bioavailable form and improve the health of specific organs.
Nose to Tail Eating
The Nose to Tail eating philosophy goes hand in hand (and tail in tail!) with the ancestral eating approach. It involves eating every part of the animal to optimise nutrition, prevent food waste and to become the most sustainable meat eaters possible.
Not only is this way of thinking and eating best for the animals and the planet, but it is also what is best for us. Eating things like organ meats, glandulars, skin, bone marrow and connective tissue gives us animal-based functional nutrients which are most compatible with our own organs. By consuming them we can give our bodies a ready supply of ultra-absorbable and hugely efficient nutrition.
Like for Like Tradition: A Beginner’s Guide
Whether you want to eat foods which will benefit specific organs or are striving to optimise your nutrition to support overall health, like for like eating should help you to reap the maximum benefits from the whole of the animal. Read on to discover like-for-like eating in practice and how tailored eating could help to support individual organs.
We think that looking to the past has some valuable answers that can fuel our future, especially when it comes to nutrition! The Like for Like Tradition is just one lesson we can learn from our ancestors to optimise nutrition and support overall health. Ask your butcher how to get started with organ meats and glandulars to practice your own like for like eating, you’ll be amazed at how cheap the lesser known parts of the animal are to buy. Or if you prefer a quick and easy way to incorporate organ meats or collagen into your daily routine- check out our Evolve Range
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