i have a problem with the modern interpretation of the paleolithic diet. some of my friends who adhere to the paleo diet eat mostly meats and veggies. they say that fruits and grains should be minimized.
but i find it hard to believe that ancient man didn't eat tubers, starchy grains, honey and fruits in abundance when they could find them. yes, they weren't the hybridized huge fruits we enjoy today. but no doubt there were smaller versions of figs, dates, peaches, pineapples and mangoes. i also believe that, when the time came for the fruit to ripen, they probably gorged on them.
moreover, with the large mammals that roamed the earth in early days, i believe that meat wasn't a daily part of the paleo diet. it took a lot of time and resources to kill the large mammals, dress them and bring them home. and yet my paleo friends eat meat every day.
i am concerned about the amount of meat that is eaten in what i understand to be the typical modern paleo diet. i am concerned not only for the health of the person eating it, but (moreso) because of the potential environmental effect if the paleo diet goes global.
in my gut, i believe that a lot of the paleo diet makes sense. but i think that it makes sense not because this is how paleo man actually ate, but because i think that americans are addicted to high glycemic carbs and don't eat an wide enough variety of foods. i guess that takes some of the romance out of the paleo diet, but i worry that the romance factor is causing a lot of paleo fans to eat too much meat anyhow.
i have been meaning to write this post for a while. i respect your opinions and hope that you will chime in with your thoughts. thank you!