So I'm kind of philosophizing on mans proper diet. Especially after hearing both dr. graham's and dr. mcdougall's viewpoints. And, I see how countless cultures lived on starch, but can we truly "thrive" on starch? Like, what gave man the idea to say, "look at that potato plant.. I'm going to dig up it's roots and cut the tubers off, because those tubers look good & nutritious, and I just somehow feel that they will give me more energy.. LOL How did man know to do this to sustain? Was it natural instinct or were they taught this by a higher intelligence..?
Same goes for grains.. Basically all starches don't look or smell appetizing it its raw state.. Like fruits, you know they are food, because they just look & smell so appetizing with their bountiful colors and sweet aromas.
So, there are 3 possibilities from what I can see.
I don't know which one, if any, to be true; but I'm still leaning towards raw foods is our more natural diet. Even though I do believe starch can and has served humanity.. I mean, the Asians live and have lived on starch and they have one of the highest life expectancies. (although now that I think about it, they do rely on teas/stimulants a lot) Many asians live to be in their 90s and 100s. But who's not to say a fruitarian since birth can't live into their 130s 140s 150s or higher?! We haven't seen the results yet..
So where I'm at now with my thoughts on fruitarianism & starchtarianism.. is that we can sustain on starch, and sometimes thrive. but fruitarianism our more natural diet and we can better thrive on that.
I just found it kind of weird as to how we as a species knew to cook these starches for energy. Any thoughts?