The more I'm getting into healthy eating, nutrition and paleo, the more frustrated I get.
As an example:
Since going Paleo 3 months ago, each day, I was eating 5oz of spinach (cooked), then blended into a green smoothie (coconut milk, strawberry, banana). I was proud of myself for incorporating healthy food choices into my diet.
Then, I read that:
Spinach and kale are goitragenic foods that block absorption of iodine and thus depress thyroid function:
I became further frustrated when I considered that I stopped using Morton's iodized salt last year, in favor of un-iodized sea salt because I thought it was the healthier choice.
So, a sea salt eating, spinach-enthusiast might end up with problems making what most people would consider super-healthy choices.
Are there any dietary decisions you made since going paleo that you thought were healthy, that you later learned were un-healthy?
Do you really need a P.H.D. in nutrition to eat a healthy diet?
asked byCaveMan_Mike (3275)
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on May 17, 2012
at 01:19 AM
No, mother nature is not trying to kill you. But every plant on this planet either wants you to eat it's fruit/seeds because its helpful to the plant or wants you to stay far away from its leaves/roots/seeds because it is not helpful. Those that want you and every other animal to stay away, have weapons -- some pretty powerful. Eat a wide variety of greens -- not just one or two -- and you'll get a wide variety of nutrients, toxins and anti-nutrients, but hopefully not enough of any one anti-nutrient or toxin to cause a problem.
on May 17, 2012
at 02:27 AM
Folks need to get over the whole anti-nutrient and toxin thing. We evolved eating all sorts of foods that cross-react with our own biochemistry. We humans are not as fragile as some like to make us out to be!
on May 16, 2012
at 08:04 PM
Seed time and harvest is a blessing so great it is truly difficult to comprehend.Some people are so narrow minded ie tunnel vision.That the only thing they see is anti-nutrients and so called toxins.
These anti nutrients and toxins are responsible for life on this planet which does have a few anti-qualities to it.