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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP13 Jan 2023 8:59 p.m. PST

"What did people eat for dinner tens of thousands of years ago? Many advocates of the so-called Paleo diet will tell you that our ancestors' plates were heavy on meat and low on carbohydrates and that, as a result, we have evolved to thrive on this type of nutritional regimen.

The diet is named after the Paleolithic era, a period dating from about 2.5 million to 10,000 years ago when early humans were hunting and gathering, rather than farming. Herman Pontzer, an evolutionary anthropologist at Duke University and author of Burn, a book about the science of metabolism, says it's a myth that everyone of this time subsisted on meat-heavy diets. Studies show that rather than a single diet, prehistoric people's eating habits were remarkably variable and were influenced by a number of factors, such as climate, location and season…"

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Zephyr113 Jan 2023 10:06 p.m. PST

"prehistoric people's eating habits were remarkably variable and were influenced by a number of factors,"

That's just a fancy way of saying "They'd eat whatever they could get ahold of…" ;-)

Gozerius13 Jan 2023 11:26 p.m. PST

ZEPHYR1 nailed it!

42flanker14 Jan 2023 6:13 a.m. PST

I am shocked. Shocked!

Mr Elmo14 Jan 2023 6:49 a.m. PST

A coworker started doing the Paleo diet and I said, well, potatoes are in! Then they are like: no potatoes. I said, what can be more Paleo than digging a tuber from the ground?

They said low carb and Quinoa was OK so I started making Quinoa muffins, Carrot Cake, Almond Flour cookies, etc.

witteridderludo14 Jan 2023 7:21 a.m. PST

No potatoes… they're from the wrong side of the planet. Also no quinoa. Comes from the same place.

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP14 Jan 2023 8:21 a.m. PST

Everywhere was Paleo at some point.

Legionarius14 Jan 2023 9:43 a.m. PST

Ahh the mistakes of those who don't know their history (or prehistory!)

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP14 Jan 2023 3:16 p.m. PST



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