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Interesting article / blog on the Paleo diet

  1. mrbee

    admin / wonderful grape / 20724 posts

    @mrsjazz: I don't really focus on the term Paleo... this part of the article you linked is the key for me:

    << Most nutritionists consent that the Paleo diet gets at least one thing right—cutting down on processed foods that have been highly modified from their raw state through various methods of preservation. Examples include white bread and other refined flour products, artificial cheese, certain cold cuts and packaged meats, potato chips, and sugary cereals. Such processed foods often offer less protein, fiber and iron than their unprocessed equivalents, and some are packed with sodium and preservatives that may increase the risk of heart disease and certain cancers. >>

    I love love love processed food, but cutting down on it has been helpful. Although my taste buds are very sad about it, as I miss my old comfort foods!

  2. lemondrop

    bananas / 9118 posts

    @mrsjazz: I saw this and thought of you, I'll come out of the not-a-fan-of-paleo-too-closet lol

    Real or not, I think the article is hilarious! Any and all trendy/fad diets annoy me. We went on a family vacation and my SIL and BIL were hardcore "paleo" this summer- they went through 36 eggs in 3 days. To me that is NOT healthy no matter what title you go by. Also eliminating legumes and eating only animal proteins doesn't seem like the best idea either.

    I live in moderation with a little bit of everything and limit portion size. I don't go crazy over processed foods, but that doesn't mean I never have it either. I go for local and humanely raised when I can. The only things I really and truly don't eat ever are foods that make me sick- salmon and Coldstone ice cream.

  3. mrsjazz

    coconut / 8234 posts

    @mrbee: Yeah, I think that part of the article is key. We cut down on all the processed foods mentioned, but still have some occasionally. Moderation!

  4. MoonMoon

    pomegranate / 3393 posts

    @mrbee: thanks for looking into this article! I thought it sounded satirical-this is how my friends who teach anthropology talk about the use of the word paleolithic and the reference to ”cavemen” in this diet


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