Did you read about the gorillas that were dying of heart disease?
The idiots in charge of feeding them at the zoo were giving them mostly fortified biscuits instead of raw green leafy vegetables.
Their futures looked pretty grim until a genius scientist stepped in.
Guy had the bright idea to just start feeding them what they eat in the wild. Who would have thought?
New diet!? Ha!
Nothing is new about what they’ve been eating for the last 18 million years!
From the article:
So this is pretty simple. We had a bunch of gorillas in very bad health from eating fortified biscuits.
As soon as they stopped eating them and starting eating raw greens, their health significantly improved.
What does a silverback gorilla eat in the wild?
“The gorilla diet consists of eating 40 plus pounds of vegetation and fruit daily. They eat a lot of shoots, leaves and plant matter. There are actually about 142 varieties of plants represented in the silverback’s diet, including bamboo, celery, nettles, thistles and succulent herbs. When they can get them, they also love to eat any wild berries they can find. To sustain their weight, they need to eat about 60 pounds of food every day.” (Source)
60 pounds of food every day!
So back to the researchers at the zoo with the sick gorillas.
They removed the biscuits and reintroduced the greens.
At first the gorillas went through withdrawal symptoms and refused to eat anything at all.
Then magically they came back to their senses and started to eat massive amounts of raw greens again.
A year later and 65 pounds lighter, the heart disease was gone and the gorillas were thriving.
Common sense really.
We can learn a lot from this, because we are very similar to the gorilla. 98 percent identical in our DNA sequences to be exact.
That means most of our genes are very similar, or even identical to, the gorilla version of the same gene.
So if gorillas were dying of heart disease because of a diet high in fortified biscuits and what saved them was switching back to their diets of mostly raw green leafy vegetable what does that tell you?
We need more raw greens.
Your average human today doesn’t eat nearly as much fresh raw greens.
Lately I have been going to a local farm stand and getting 3-6 heads of fresh dark green lettuce. Either some romaine or some other variety. Whatever looks fresh.
This new lifestyle started by accident really. First I read that article about the gorillas and second I was forced to eat an insane amount of salad at this place called Porta in Asbury Park, NJ.
The fam and I went out to eat and I ordered two salads for the table.
Normal stuff. Until the two salads arrived and they were “family style” portions. There was probably enough salad for 12 people.
I was determined to not waste the food so I finished as much as I could, which was about six big heaping plates.
Later that night my energy was through the roof.
Why is it so important to eat a lot of raw leafy greens?
It’s all about the folate people.
The human body needs folate.
The term “folic” is from the latin word folium, which means leaf.
Folate deficiency may lead to glossitis, diarrhea, depression, confusion, anemia, and fetal neural tube defects and brain defects (during pregnancy). Other symptoms include fatigue, gray hair, mouth sores, poor growth, and swollen tongue. (Source)
Why is folate important for my health?
Everyone needs some folate in their bodies. Folate helps make red and white blood cells. If you do not get enough folate, you could get a blood condition called anemia (an-ee-me-yah). People who have anemia feel tired or weak and have trouble focusing or concentrating.
Protect the blood. Eat like the gorilla.
After 6 plates of raw greens I went out and ran around on the playground with my kids. I was the only parent keeping up with them.
Think your in shape? Try to mimic the movements of a 5 year old on a playground.
They’re non stop. Play hard, nap hard.
Back to the silverback gorilla.
The average gorilla is 5-16 times stronger than us humans.
Want to be like them?
Stick to a mainly vegetarian diet, feeding on stems, bamboo shoots and fruits.
Western lowland gorillas, however, also have an appetite for termites and ants, and break open termite nests to eat the larvae.
Click this link here now to read more about how switching to only raw greens saved these gorillas from heart disease and much more!
This is simple common sense stuff really but with so many temptations and empty calorie sweet foods it’s very easy to forget. Go back to your roots, back to nature.
Try eating mostly greens for a few days and tell me how you feel, leave a comment below!