There is a lot of BS in the "paleosphere." There are many wild assumptions, such as what is believed to be ancient food and what is believed to be neolithic food. Not everything ancient is good, and not everything neolithic is bad. There is the blind belief that refined sugars are bad but refined oils are good even though they are nutritional equals. Yes, I'm saying that coconut oil, olive oil and tallow is no better than white sugar, and actually inferior to maple syrup, honey, molasses, brown sugar, sucanat and coconut sugar. Neither of those things should be significant sources of calories and treated as cooking tools and toppings just like your frying pan, salt and pepper. There are all kinds of assumptions of what cultures ate. Yada, yada, yada.
It all doesn't matter. Don't avoid grains because "we didn't eat them til recently." Avoid grains because they are high in toxins and low in nutrients per calorie. Eat meat, fish, eggs, fruits, vegetables and quality dairy because they are low in toxins and high in nutrients per calorie. Avoid PUFA vegetable oils because they are poisonous, rancid before you buy them, promote autoimmune diseases and are loaded with trans fats. Avoid soy because it is very estrogenic, a potent allergen and almost always GMO.
Base your diet around nutrient density, minimizing polyunsaturated fat and food toxins, and most of all, base it around how you feel when you eat individual foods. I bet steak and potatoes makes you feel a whole lot better than a Big Mac and fries! I eat lots of nixtamalized corn tortillas (Whole Foods brand, non-GMO, organic, treated with lime) and generally avoid nuts because I believe the former to be much healthier than the latter even though one is "paleo" and one isn't. I just made a fantastic fermented jalapeno cornbread out of masa harina and hominy. Great stuff. YMMV.
Last edited by ChocoTaco369; 06-24-2013 at 08:54 AM.
Don't put your trust in anyone on this forum, including me. You are the key to your own success.