Leptin was discovered a generation ago, leptin reset dieting a 1/4 generation ago. Low carb dieting was developed in the 1950's, or 3 generations ago. Humans have been eating grain for 500 generations, and multiplying.
When did grain eating become evil? Why? Did our ancestors miss something which has been discovered recently?
asked bythhq (10611)
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on April 07, 2012
at 08:30 PM
We've only been eating grains (in quantity) for about 5,000 years, which is going to be on the order of 200 generations, not 500
Grains have always been bad, but since 1976 they've gotten super bad, see the book "Wheat Belly" for the full description
Until very recently, grains were more a side dish, now they're the main dish, so the quantity has gone up
Grains don't do most of their damage until AFTER reproductive age, so there's very little effect on multiplying and reproductive success, which is all that evolution cares about.