Are some of the foods we still eat today actually foods we began to eat during periods of famine and food scarcity, and these foods just became commonplace out of habit?
I'm going to zero in on most vegetables just as an example, because the paleo movement is in such favor of them. To me there are other foods that fit this profile as well (like grains, but these are already shunned here, and rightly so).
I have almost zero craving for most vegetables, when I ate lots of vegetables for long periods of time I didn't notice any positive effects, the only effects I experienced was more gas (even well cooked vegetables). These foods to me, almost seem like last resort foods when there's nothing else to eat. Most of the nutrients in vegetables are not nearly as bioavailable as they are in animal foods and ripe fruits. If you don't believe me, blend up a shake filled with kale, drink it, and tell me what your poop looks like the next day. You will see all that plant matter was hardly digested at all. A half pound of beef liver on the other hand (just as nutritious, if not more nutritious than kale) will be fully and completely digested with no issues. So why do we put these foods on such a high pedestal?
*This is no direct evidence as to what I'm saying but it's always interesting to watch a child eat instinctively. Notice how most children have to be force fed vegetables at the dinner table, while the other easily digestible foods are eaten with pleasure. I think this is a big clue as to what our bodies really need.
asked byRyan_51 (30)
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on November 04, 2012
at 11:46 PM
Not answering your question, but I think a big reason why many children have to be force fed vegetables is because they are reacting to the adult who is feeding them the vegetables. If the adult doesn't like vegetables himself or assumes the child won't like them, often the child will pick up on those cues. My 9 month old self feeds and she happily eats vegetables (and fruits, meat, eggs, etc).
on November 04, 2012
at 11:45 PM
I'm not so big on veggies, as in, I don't think they are necessarily needed, but I do love veggies, I've always loved the taste of veggies, even as a small child.
I think that people are wired differently, some people love the taste of veggies for example, and some love meat, and animal fat, which in turn tastes like piss, and *hit to some. There was a study about this recently, that some people do taste pork for example as vile.
Whenever I eat meat, especially cooked meat, all I taste and smell is feces, and piss, but I love all veggie foods, they taste absolutely delicious to me.
And funny enough my body is telling me something with this since as a histadelic I cannot tolerate cooked meat much, maybe it's the same for others as well? Some do well with meat and love the taste of it, others not so much etc?