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Paleo Diet – The Flaws Of The ‘Caveman’ Diet

I read this and it makes more sense than the fad diet.

Living like cave men, or at least eating like them, is being hailed by some as an ideal lifestyle. The paleo diet, based on the idea that our bodies have not adapted sufficiently to eat foods that weren’t available 10,000 years ago, focuses on eating meat, fruits and vegetables and avoiding grains and dairy.

But evolutionary biologist Marlene Zuk says that idea is flawed.

Paleo Diet | The Flaws Of The ‘Caveman’ Diet | Stuff.co.nz.

Particulalry this bit :

Q. How much do we know about early human diets?

A. We don’t really know what they were eating. It’s turning out that they may have eaten more starch and carbohydrates than we had realised. They also ate different things in different parts of the world. …

I think we mostly agree that less “processed” food would be desirable, and more in season vegetables would be nice.  But better nutrition and health care have allowed us to live to 70, 80, 90 years old.

What the paleo types want is to have a fad diet that picks and chooses from a whole worlds worth of choices. You don’t want to go the winter months with no  Salad greens (assuming they had  salad greens) or fruits, and exist only on nuts and whatever you managed to dry and store.

As an aside I wonder what a paleo banana looks like? (nothing at all like the yellow bendy fruit we have today)

You want product A that was from North America, with Product B from Middle Europe, and a Fish that comes from the coast of Iceland. Or something like that, just like Paleo man did.

Oh and paleo man lived to be a ripe old age of about 30.

Go for it if you’ve really  thought it through, it’s a cake and eat it diet.

One comment on “Paleo Diet – The Flaws Of The ‘Caveman’ Diet

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