Is cannibalism a healthy diet?
For those of you who are into trying outrageous diets, we're here to tell you can definitely skip cannibalism. Not just because you'd probably end up in a cage wearing a muzzle and your only friend is Jodie Foster... but there's also the calories to consider.
A lecturer on human origins at a University in England told Popular Science that eating an entire human body would probably supply you with 81,500 calories ‚ that's roughly 40 times the recommended daily value. But, like anything else, it's all about portion control.
Your buddy's arm would be about 1,800 calories. While their leg might supply a little more than 7,000 calories.The lungs and liver would yield around 1,500 ...and the brain and spinal cord add up to 2,700 calories. And their heart - 2,200 calories. So you can definitely get your daily caloric intake, but it wouldn't give you much variety in your diet. As for the nutritional breakdown... About half the calories in people meat is made up of a fatty tissue, so it might be a bit hard to get lean with that ratio. Not to mention consuming red meat has been linked to an increased risk of cancer and heart failure.