A human being’s normal diet

“A human being’s normal diet should contain the three main constituents of food, protein, fat and carbo-hydrates in the proportion of 1-1-2 1/2 respectively whatever the actual weights. I.e. the carbohydrates (farinaceous foods and sugar) should be more than double the other two … As it is, our flour will only last out another 10 weeks at the most.”

— Thomas Orde-Lees

About Ernest Shackleton

Polar Explorer. Leader of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, 1914-1917.
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