Is the main stream media finally embracing paleo?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 17, 2012 at 8:32 PM

I just read an article on yahoo that embraces healthy fats. link text The author event chooses almond butter as a healthy fat. Interesting? Are they finally coming around?



on July 18, 2012
at 02:42 PM

Almond butter is not a healthy fat. It is very high in n6, a fatty acid most of us would prefer to minimize. Better than Crisco, but not ideal.

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on July 17, 2012
at 11:32 PM

I will say that yes, they embrace SOME aspects of paleo, but the media has for the most part always embraced those certain parts. For instance, I feel like it's a well regarded fact that omega 3 fats are good for you and that salmon has it...however, the fact remains that people are likely convinced that eating the skinless and boneless stuff is good, or eating a filet is good, when in reality they're missing most of the good stuff.

Almond butter and it's cousins(olive oil and other nuts in general), I'm sure people are inclined to believe as healthy as well, and relatively speaking to most other fats(being the industrially-produced bonker fats), it is rather healthy.

I really like the opening line of that article, too -

If we were what we ate, then people who ate lots of hot dogs and pork chops would be solid walls of muscle. People who ate lots of pasta would be stringy and fat-free. People who ate lots of pecan pie would be Zooey Deschanel (sweet, but nutty and flaky).

Wittastic. This article in question is very supportive of the paleo way, though. Unfortunately, a Yahoo news article isn't quite mainstream...



on July 17, 2012
at 09:06 PM

You can't hide the truth from the world forever.



on July 17, 2012
at 09:05 PM

All good except the almond butter, and as long as the olive oil is consumed in moderation.

Ultimately, I believe that only the tropical fats (coconut and palm) and animal fats can be consumed liberally.

Good to see - even if I'm quibbling! My ranking would be:

1 Lamb and organ meats 2 Grass fed beef 3 Coconut in just about any form 4 Macadamia nuts 5 Dark chocolate? Well I definitely consume more than.. 6 Olive oil

Er - almonds, nope - only on occasion.

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