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Stone Age hunters liked their carbs
ScienceNordic ^ | 1-4-2013 | Tania Lousdal Jensen

Posted on 01/20/2013 6:21:05 PM PST by Renfield

Analyses of Stone Age settlements reveal that the hunters were healthy and would gladly eat anything they could get their hands on, including carbohydrates – contrary to the modern definition of the Paleolithic, or Stone Age diet.

The Stone Age hunter’s food contained large amounts of protein from fish, lean mean, herbs and coarse vegetables and has formed the basis of one of today’s hottest health trends: the paleo diet.

The modern version of the Stone Age diet excludes foods rich in carbohydrates. This exclusion of carbs is based on the idea that Stone Age hunters didn’t have access to bread, rice or pasta.

But is it true that Stone Age hunters and gatherers didn’t eat any carbohydrates at all?

(Excerpt) Read more at sciencenordic.com ...


TOPICS: Food; History; Science
KEYWORDS: dietandcuisine; food; godsgravesglyphs; neandertal; neandertals; neanderthal; neanderthals; paleoanthropology

1 posted on 01/20/2013 6:21:11 PM PST by Renfield
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To: SunkenCiv

Carboping


2 posted on 01/20/2013 6:22:23 PM PST by Renfield (Turning apples into venison since 1999!)
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To: Renfield

nuts, fruits, seeds, cooked root crops, ...... of course paleolithic folks ate carbohydrates and enjoyed them immensely. The popular caveman diet simply reduces carb intake ~


3 posted on 01/20/2013 6:25:59 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Renfield

Although not widely reported, they also had a craving for potato chips......


4 posted on 01/20/2013 6:28:53 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon or just throw her from the train......)
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To: Renfield

It just isn’t meat and potatoes without the potatoes...


5 posted on 01/20/2013 6:31:40 PM PST by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Don't enable Tyranny)
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To: Renfield
" the paleo diet."


"I was just a fad, really."

6 posted on 01/20/2013 6:32:47 PM PST by Rebelbase
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To: Renfield

Crabs is good.


7 posted on 01/20/2013 6:35:05 PM PST by AndrewB (FUBO)
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To: Renfield

It was as if a million CrossFitters cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced...

8 posted on 01/20/2013 6:39:15 PM PST by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: Rebelbase

I still love the Cavemen. “I’ll have the roast duck with the mango salsa.” LOL!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZhUdMTRrcE


9 posted on 01/20/2013 6:40:07 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: Renfield

Pretty sure that anything that made a turd was on the diet ... Moochelle was probably big into Cockroaches back then... Arugula was just bait.

TT

Just an opinion


10 posted on 01/20/2013 7:04:43 PM PST by TexasTransplant (This needs to go viral http://vimeo.com/52009124 please watch it)
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To: Renfield

I believe in getting plenty of carbs......

12 oz at a time...............


11 posted on 01/20/2013 7:19:51 PM PST by njslim (St)
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To: Renfield

Kinda like duh....How much are these guys getting paid??


12 posted on 01/20/2013 7:20:54 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Renfield

Healthy...Right!!....Life expectancy was 33.


13 posted on 01/20/2013 7:23:23 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Renfield

Where exactly is the carb?

14 posted on 01/20/2013 7:23:36 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Renfield
"The Stone Age hunter’s food contained large amounts of ... lean mean"


15 posted on 01/20/2013 7:30:25 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Sacajaweau

They were healthy, but hygeine was non-existent and hunting accidents could be fatal.

The infant mortality rate must have been atrocious due to infections. Combine that with death at childbirth (newborn’s craniums were getting larger making birth more difficult) and hunting accidents, no wonder people did not live long statistically.


16 posted on 01/20/2013 7:45:56 PM PST by SatinDoll (NATURAL BORN CITZEN: BORN IN THE USA OF CITIZEN PARENTS.)
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To: Sacajaweau

Healthy...Right!!....Life expectancy was 33.

Actually that was the AVERAGE life expectancy. Infant
mortality was really a bitch!

Once he makes it into late teens he has a pretty good chance of making it to 60 or 70 plus. Not at all different from our today’s expectancy except for the meds and stuff to make into the 80’s and 90’s.

Indians, for example, abandon their aged members when they cannot keep up with their nomadic movement. It is cruel but necessary.


17 posted on 01/20/2013 7:48:34 PM PST by Sen Jack S. Fogbound (We have met the enemy and they is us! After all, who voted Obama in?)
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To: Renfield

Kind of a silly article.

Peleolithic man, like most humans thru history, ate whatever they could get hold of.

Carbs would be an infrequent item on the menu and most certainly would be seasonal.


18 posted on 01/20/2013 8:41:53 PM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: muawiyah

Didn’t the caveman die around the age of 30 ?

Gorp loves GORP sort of thang .....


19 posted on 01/20/2013 9:17:18 PM PST by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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To: Renfield

The basic Neanderthal diet included other Neanderthals...


20 posted on 01/20/2013 9:31:28 PM PST by varmintman
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To: Hot Tabasco

Are you sure...I read somewhere it was Doritos.


21 posted on 01/20/2013 9:45:47 PM PST by Conservative4Ever (I'm going Galt)
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To: Renfield
... hunters were healthy and would gladly eat anything they could get their hands on, including carbohydrates – contrary to the modern definition of the Paleolithic, or Stone Age diet.

Hungry people eat; no kidding. Send me lots of research money, and I'll provide lots of documentation.

22 posted on 01/20/2013 10:11:01 PM PST by meadsjn
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To: Renfield

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
Thanks Renfield.

Just adding to the catalog, not sending a general distribution.

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


23 posted on 01/21/2013 1:19:14 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: meadsjn
Hungry people eat; no kidding. Send me lots of research money, and I'll provide lots of documentationYea

Yeah...see if you can get a grant to study Paleolithic consumption of Red Burgundies....I'll help. I'm sort of Paleolithic.

24 posted on 01/22/2013 7:08:38 AM PST by Renfield (Turning apples into venison since 1999!)
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