The Irish were practically keto for at least 1500 years, apparently

(Crow T. Robot) #1

No shock here for any of us who have looked at ancestral diets and view the modern diet with a healthy skepticism, but the Irish diet prior to the potato arriving in the 1600s and causing havoc, was pretty close to a ketogenic diet. I’d venture to say that they were all at least dipping in and out of ketosis all their lives. So much for “but how can you live without carbs?”