i know paleo people ate grains on occasion but what i'd like to do is if they had the technology to turn those grains into bread
asked byJonas_1 (835)
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on January 18, 2013
at 02:01 AM
I love this question and here is some feedback from a Paleo critic below. I want to call out that Sweet Potatoes are actually common in Paleo diets and what is interesting is if you look at the longest living and healthiest people on earth today (the Okinawans) their main source of carbs are from sweet potatoes, not rice, unlike mainland Japanese. I think the real question is carb source vs grains or bread. However, it seems reasonable to assume if a society was able to harvest grains (wheat) for consumption than they were also able to make some form of rudimentary "bread" or wafer.
???All large populations of trim, healthy people, throughout verifiable human history, have obtained the bulk of their calories from starch. Examples of once-thriving people include Japanese, Chinese, and other Asians eating sweet potatoes, buckwheat, and/or rice; Incas in South America eating potatoes; Mayans and Aztecs in Central America eating corn; and Egyptians in the Middle East eating wheat. There have been only a few small isolated populations of primitive people, such as the Arctic Eskimos, living at the extremes of the environment, who have eaten otherwise.??? (source: http://www.drmcdougall.com)