Skip to comments.The benefits of eating bugs
Posted on 03/02/2014 7:16:51 PM PST by aMorePerfectUnion
YOU'VE PROBABLY HEARD of the Stone Age diet craze known as the Paleolithic Diet, made popular most recently by Dr. Loren Cordain's best-seller The Paleo Diet. The premise is simple: If our early human ancestors couldn't have eaten it, we shouldn't, either. It's the one time, it seems, that being like a caveman is a good thing.
The theory goes (and archaeological evidence corroborates) that early hunter-gatherers, while they may not have lived as long, still had some major health advantages on most of us modern humans. They were much taller, averaging 6-foot-5 to our 5-foot-11; had stronger, heavier bones; had more robust immune systems; and were leaner, tougher, and hardier than we are today. Higher levels of physical activity also played a vital role in cave people's vitality, and so did their high levels of wild food consumption: wild game meat, gathered greens and fruits, and healthy fats such as nuts.
Cordain suggests that prior to the agricultural revolution, early humans ate this Paleo Diet for 2.5 million years. The 10,000 years since the popularization of farming or just 333 human generations he says, is clearly a drop in the chronological bucket when compared with the millennia leading up to it. Thus, he maintains, the hunter-gatherer diet our ancestors lived on is far more deeply and indelibly imprinted into our DNA than our habits of the last few thousand years. I'm inclined to agree with him. In fact, I'm going to see his 2.5 million years and raise him a few millennia, and show you what we were really designed to eat. The real Paleo Diet would have included bugs. Lots and lots of bugs.
(Excerpt) Read more at theweek.com ...
Lighter fare for a Sunday night...
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... more great pictures at link. Mmmmmmm. Tasty!
“Slimy, yet satisfying.”
I think eating lobster was akin to eating an insect at one time . . .
Yet they died of old age at 25.
Damn fine eatin’!
what utter rot
Better than Soylent Green, I guess.
> This is what the elites want us to eat, while they feast on Wagyu steaks, heritage pork, arugula, lobster and crab.
My thought exactly. Why notjust promote African refugee eating of 3 meals a week as normal and the elites will have a lot more of the good stuff to eat
My very first job was at KFC and it is my personal opinion that more people buy chicken.
Yep. You have that exactly right.
Screw all those people.
So this is what it’s come to, eh? With Obama’s war on the American working people..... Eating bugs?! Yuck! Even mcD’s sounds ( ever so slightly) better to me than eating bugs. (And I already barf up mcD’s, alas .).
Mmm, best bugs on the planet.
Too many people getting healthy on the Paleo diet.
So they gotta freak out potential new Paleo people with pictures of bugs (which of course have nothing whatsoever to do with the Paleo diet).
It’s an ugly thing when punks with money get ahold of a word processor.
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