One meal that I’ve been eating a lot of lately are what I call collard-rito, or collard-acos: Ingredients: 7-10 oz of collard greens ~Half of a pound of raw cherry tomatoes 1 container of raw white button mushrooms ~80g of raw purple onion 1-2 raw habaneros 1 avocado 1g […]
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The stereotype about the Paleo diet is that it is meat heavy. How much meat Paleo era-eaters ate is debatable, but that they consumed large amounts of potassium rich, plant-based foods is not! When examining 159 Stone Age diets, the average daily potassium intake has been reported to be 400 […]
If your goal is optimal nutrition, which orange root vegetable would you choose, carrots or sweet potatoes? 100 calories from carrots vs. 100 calories from sweet potatoes, let’s have a look! First, to get 100 calories you can eat almost double the amount of carrots, 245g compared with 111g of […]
Do you think Paleo diets involve eating mostly meat? While how much meat was eaten in that era is debatable, what is known is that they ate a lot of high-fiber fruits and vegetables. Shown below are the estimated daily fiber and energy intake (Eaton et al. 1997). On a 3000 calorie […]
In an earlier I post I hypothesized that gut bacteria may be involved in mechanisms that affect lifespan. Because gut bacteria ferment dietary fiber to make short chain fatty acids such as butyrate, which may be involved in processes that mediate lifespan, investigation of large-scale epidemiological studies about the association between […]