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What's the most paleo friendly country?

Answered on January 01, 2014
Created December 24, 2013 at 3:21 PM

What's the country where people's diet naturally tends to be more paleo friendly? That country where people prefer to eat fish or meat on a daily basis instead of grains.

Maybe Sweden or some american states?

I'm from Spain and definitely it's not...

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on January 01, 2014
at 10:28 PM

I love the idea of asking for a vegetarian salad and getting ham!

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on December 27, 2013
at 03:23 PM

Too bad the fatty beef and tuna so expensive there. And you're right - Japanese don't get on a high horse over anyone's diet. All you need is lots of money.

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on December 27, 2013
at 03:19 PM

Sat fat is no good past pull date either...silver threads among the butter as the Irish Rovers sang...

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on December 27, 2013
at 03:16 PM

Regional regional regional. Any place in the USA where I can eat my avatar salmon, or eat elk backstrap and buffalo, or mesquite smoked brisket, is paleo-friendly.

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on December 27, 2013
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I was just going to say that. You could make a case for Colombiano parilla and Venezolano huevos de toro too. South America is where it's at.

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on December 25, 2013
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it depends how the question is posed. If you are traveling to the USA as a tourist, and trying to eat paleo, you may be in trouble. paleohacks is a great resource (congratulations to management) for help and advice, but you can't walk in a store and walk out with paleo food for a week. consider that in south america most meat is grass fed, that in Italy you can get raw milk, in Japan you can get raw fish, eggs and veggies of the highest quality...

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on December 25, 2013
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Funny, I would think the USA is the least paleo country. True, the paleo movement started there, but it's the main origin of all the fast food, processed food, GMOs etc. that derailed the food supply in the first place. But it's a big country, in which you will find some of the best and the worst. I think if you go to a country or part of a country more or less untouched by modern civilization, you'll find a whole population eating a paleo diet more or less.

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on December 25, 2013
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From what I've read, GF farms are being replaced in your country.

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on January 01, 2014
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France is OK, but with huge differences between regions.

Paris is fantastic if you can afford it: lots of vegs/fruit shops which sell overpriced organic products; lots of independent butchers and fishmongers. There are several specific names for calves which grew up suckling their mothers' milk and were then grass-fed until their death: for example in Northern France, they are called 'teteux'. You can also buy ostrich meat, bison meat, venison etc. and if you have a hunting permit, you can also hunt your own meat (including deer, wild boar etc.). If you are only visiting, there are restaurants which specialise in seafood, or in meat. If you can't afford these, then Asiatic and Lebanese takeaways offer really tasty, Paleo friendly meals. The only issue is the risk of overdosing on that marinated lamb!

In the city estates, people are brainwashed into thinking that you need carbs (specifically grain) to have energy (they do tend to work in physically tiring jobs though). So if you are not eating cereals and milk for breakfast, and lots of pasta, or pizza, or burgers and French fries, they will really challenge you and try to 'educate' you.

In Normandy, people tend to cook with a lot of butter, and unfortunately not always from grass-fed cows. I've been served lovely soles and skates which tasted of nothing else but bad butter, such a waste!

Eastern Europe seems to be more paleo friendly than the wealthier West. In Serbia, for example, there is high unemployment and people can't afford to buy grain based and processed food and have lots of spare time. So they will have an allotment, grow their vegs, keep a dozen of chicken, go mushroom and berry picking... Last year, I read in the paper that some people in Greece were moving back to the countryside, and trying to become self-sufficient, at least as far as producing their own food went. About a decade ago, I stayed in Romania for several weeks, in rural locations, and similarly, pasta, rice, bread (you had to bake your own if you fancied some, and they didn't have any electricity, so no breadmaking machines either!) were almost absent. I have met people from several other Eastern European countries who ate very Paleo friendly diets before moving to the West... and putting on weight. They didn't have all these supermarkets open 24/7 back there!

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on December 27, 2013
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I lived in Japan for 2 years and can say it is very paleo-friendly, with 2 exceptions, rice and soy. And noodles. So maybe it's not as paleo as I initially thought.

However, the majority of the food that is eaten the majority of the time are meats and vegetables. Very little processed food, all livestock is grass-fed, lots of fish. They eat tons of vegetables.

I think this is why they tend to have such long life expectancies. And most of them are extremely fit well into their senior years. I saw octogenarians doing full squats at the public baths no problem.

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on December 27, 2013
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Too bad the fatty beef and tuna so expensive there. And you're right - Japanese don't get on a high horse over anyone's diet. All you need is lots of money.

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on December 25, 2013
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South Koreans eat a *lot* of creative side dishes/vegetables as well as meat. I mean, yes, the rice is ubiquitous but so is kimchi and seaweed (kim).

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on December 25, 2013
at 02:37 PM

I think that high meat/fish consumption in a country, does not necessarily equate to "paleo-friendly". For example, in Spain meat consumption is high (ok, bread is eaten in large amounts as well); but grass-fed meat is virtually non-existant; so on this basis I wouldn´t say Spain is paleo-friendly. I can talk about Spain, because that is my country of origin but I am sure that there are similar countries in this respect.

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on December 25, 2013
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on December 25, 2013
at 03:56 AM

The most paleo-friendly country? That would be wherever diet is determined more by tradition than by experts.

Tradition is based on retaining what empirically works, whereas experts too often cling to their pet hypotheses (e.g. saturated fat is bad for you, seed oils are good) well past their expiration dates.

[Off to dinner now! Merry Christmas everyone!]

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on December 27, 2013
at 03:19 PM

Sat fat is no good past pull date either...silver threads among the butter as the Irish Rovers sang...

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on December 25, 2013
at 01:05 AM

I'm from Argentina, where grass fed beef is the norm and fried eggs come on top of your steaks and in your steak sandwiches. People don't know how to cook without protein. Tongue a la vinaigrette is a classic salad, and rolled deli meats with vegetables (arrollados) are served at parties. If you asked for a vegetarian meal, it would come with ham or tuna. And olive oil is consumed daily on salads. Of course, it's not perfect, argentinians still eat lots of pizza, pasta, desserts, and pastries due to the heavy Italian and French influences. But it is really easy to find lots of Paleo friendly meals in the normal Argentinian diet.

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on December 27, 2013
at 03:12 PM

I was just going to say that. You could make a case for Colombiano parilla and Venezolano huevos de toro too. South America is where it's at.

8a525a942a37c3faf3d7ee524e64e57d

(30)

on January 01, 2014
at 10:28 PM

I love the idea of asking for a vegetarian salad and getting ham!

Medium avatar

(238)

on December 25, 2013
at 02:00 AM

From what I've read, GF farms are being replaced in your country.

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on December 24, 2013
at 07:10 PM

I would say the USA. This is where is started and all of the early adopters are here. I think it's really picking up steam globably in the last couple of years.

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on December 25, 2013
at 05:52 PM

Funny, I would think the USA is the least paleo country. True, the paleo movement started there, but it's the main origin of all the fast food, processed food, GMOs etc. that derailed the food supply in the first place. But it's a big country, in which you will find some of the best and the worst. I think if you go to a country or part of a country more or less untouched by modern civilization, you'll find a whole population eating a paleo diet more or less.

56c28e3654d4dd8a8abdb2c1f525202e

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on December 25, 2013
at 10:15 PM

it depends how the question is posed. If you are traveling to the USA as a tourist, and trying to eat paleo, you may be in trouble. paleohacks is a great resource (congratulations to management) for help and advice, but you can't walk in a store and walk out with paleo food for a week. consider that in south america most meat is grass fed, that in Italy you can get raw milk, in Japan you can get raw fish, eggs and veggies of the highest quality...

Medium avatar

(10611)

on December 27, 2013
at 03:16 PM

Regional regional regional. Any place in the USA where I can eat my avatar salmon, or eat elk backstrap and buffalo, or mesquite smoked brisket, is paleo-friendly.

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on December 24, 2013
at 05:43 PM

I think the best way to figure this out would be to google per capita consumption for each item you think relevant and then chart it. Per capita "wheat", "meat", "fish", etc.

I think people prefer to eat meat or fish, but can't afford to so they eat beans & grains.

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on December 24, 2013
at 03:37 PM

France is not bad. New Zealand, and numerous south american countries, too.

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