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    Here's a link to a BBC article on it

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-11075437

    "The main hallmark of the palaeolithic diet was a huge diversity of plants. Nowadays we try our best to eat five portions of fruit and veg a day. They ate 20 to 25 plant-based foods a day," said Dr Berry.
    So contrary to common belief, palaeolithic man was not a raging carnivore. He was an omnivore who loved his greens.
    He would have gathered seeds to eat, used plants and herbs for flavouring and preserving fish and meat, and collected wild berries."
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    Also this: "'We need to decrease our reliance on refined sugar and a heavy carbohydrate diet, and replace some of the things we have lost,' she says."

    So if we're not supposed to be eating that much meat (more plants), as the article suggets, but we're also cutting out the carbohydrates... where the hell are we supposed to get our energy?

    And the whole idea that Paleo man probably ate lower fat is a) probably wrong and b) such a fraudulent comparison anyway, given the type and quality of fat the average contemporary Westerner predominantly consumes now compared to our ancestors, and the dietary context in which we consume those fats (ie high levels of refined carbs).

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    Quote Originally Posted by slacker View Post
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    Good factual response, Kestral. I still can't get past this one (for the same reasons)

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    Quote Originally Posted by KestrelSF View Post
    Here's a link to a BBC article on it

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-11075437

    "The main hallmark of the palaeolithic diet was a huge diversity of plants. Nowadays we try our best to eat five portions of fruit and veg a day. They ate 20 to 25 plant-based foods a day," said Dr Berry.
    So contrary to common belief, palaeolithic man was not a raging carnivore. He was an omnivore who loved his greens.
    He would have gathered seeds to eat, used plants and herbs for flavouring and preserving fish and meat, and collected wild berries."
    It certainly contradicts some posters on this site that seem to think the paleolithic man hunted and killed something every time he got hungry. If you have food that won't fight back or run away, that you have to just reach and pick up, why bother hunting something ? They most likely hunted more in winters when other food sources were unavailable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acteon View Post
    It certainly contradicts some posters on this site that seem to think the paleolithic man hunted and killed something every time he got hungry. If you have food that won't fight back or run away, that you have to just reach and pick up, why bother hunting something ? They most likely hunted more in winters when other food sources were unavailable.
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    I think it would come as intuitively to early man as it would to us that a mix of food is best, thus some would hunt, and some would gather.

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