2010-03-01

paleo (grassfed) diet

2.9: co.health/linkedin.com/Health and Wellness Product Information Group:
Eating like Cavemen - What are your thoughts on a Paleo Diet?

. an interview with a Paleolithic nutrition expert .
"(
Dr. Loren Cordain is a professor of exercise physiology
and a renowned expert in the area of Paleolithic nutrition.
) .
. I would sum it up as the grass-fed diet
-- omega-3 friendly .
. one thing not mentioned in that link's interview
is the pervasive dioxin problem
-- we need to be more careful with fat
than our ancestors;
I use 3rd-party tested fish oil
http://www.ifosprogram.com/IFOS/ConsumerReport.aspx

. meat and dairy not safe?
low-fat legumes (vs soy and peanuts)
-- unlike cereals, seeds, and nuts --
do qualify as a grass-fed diet .
. low-fat beans, with sufficient cooking times,
are non-toxic and omega-3 friendly;
esp'ly {kidney beans, black beans}
for having not only a complete proteinbut also the highest fiber and protein
per plant calorie .
some-beans-feature-complete-protein.html

. legumes have been the most important
dietary predictor of longevity
Asia Pacific J Clin Nutr 2004;13 (2):217-220 (pdf)
but when a long-living culture's legume is soy,
that soy is mostly fermented
(reduces toxins and anti-nutrients) .
. the key to a legume`s healthfulness is its
time-releasing of carb' and protein,
and the fact that its soluble fiber promotes
bacterial production of butyrates and vitamin k .
. however!
one very important mineral that is often missing from beans
is selenium -- that pro-longevity powerhouse --
which is a mineral only tolerated by legumes, not needed by them,
and which is available to farm-raised animals, salt-water wild fish,
and salt-water vegetables .

. my diet-related health articles .
blog posts:
. do some legumes have a lectin problem?
. can chickens eat beans?