What myths would you like to see debunked?
And which myths do we know for sure are just myths that apply to the Paleo diet?
I think we can all agree that "saturated fat is bad" is a myth, "fat makes you fat" is a myth, and "whole wheat carbs help you to lose weight" is a myth.
I'd like to see "healthy supplements" receive more skeptical examination.
I call processed foods "manufactured food-like products" and I object to the preservatives, stabilizers, etc., which is why I eat as many whole foods as I can.
Well, IMO many if not most supplements are "manufactured nutrient-like products" and I object to the preservatives, stabilizers, etc., which is why I eat the widest variety of meats, vegetables and fruits I can afford.
I'm not saying we can get absolutely everything from whole foods but I think it's arrogant to assume we know everything that's good in salmon or fruit or greens, etc., OR that popping a bunch of supplements every day instead of eating a wide variety of whole foods is "paleo."
(meekly stepping down from soapbox)
The myth that 'a paleo protein powder sold by a paleo guru is paleo' that goes for all the powders generally. I mainly hold this view because I'm not a guru and so cant make a fortune of the back of it.
Myths often believed in paleo circles:
I could go on :-)
Legumes!! Are they really a "neolithic agent of disease," I have 90 year old Aunts who consume a ton of beans and are still walking and talking. I think most fear of legumes comes from a small incident in a certain cafeteria where a couple people got food poisoning from undercooked beans.
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