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Grains are just grass. Your thoughts?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created August 21, 2013 at 8:59 PM

Hi I had an interesting "revelation" today regarding life! I consider myself very into food and how it is connected to our health.

I am not a scientist or botanist so please let me know if I'm wrong, but according to what I've just read online, grains ARE grass! It really makes you think about the whole "grass-fed is best" concept. Supposedly cereal grains are just the SEEDS of grasses! So grains ARE plants!

I just wanted to hear what any of you think about this and if knowing grains really are just plants would that change any of your eating habits/thinking styles?

I feel it's a very very interesting concept. I never thought of grains as plant food or grass or seeds, I don't know what I thought they were but NEVER did I ever know grains are literally seeds of grasses.

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on August 22, 2013
at 03:04 AM

Well the troll has a good story anyway.

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(1217)

on August 22, 2013
at 12:29 AM

You are really just totally high right now. Take a nap if you can or maybe play a video game.

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(1217)

on August 22, 2013
at 12:28 AM

You are high, right?

C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on August 21, 2013
at 11:37 PM

Just because you eat plants, and plants get their energy from the sun, do you also say you get your energy from the sun?

C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on August 21, 2013
at 09:57 PM

Are you really that dumb as to just realize that grains are part of a plant?

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on August 21, 2013
at 09:18 PM

I just think it's so interesting. Technically any other food besides meat is a plant-food. I just think it totally revolutionizes everything. You could say grain-fed cows are really grass-fed cows too, no? I just think if people thought about it it might change everything! How powerful!

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on August 21, 2013
at 09:05 PM

So basically there is no such thing as grains, seeds, or nuts. There is basically MEAT, and then anything else is either a fruit or a vegetable. WOW

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on August 21, 2013
at 09:05 PM

So basically there are no grains, seeds, nuts. There is basically MEAT, and then anything else is either a fruit or a vegetable. WOW

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on August 21, 2013
at 09:02 PM

I apologize. Grains are the FRUITS of the grass family. Crazy isn't it?

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C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on August 21, 2013
at 09:57 PM

Just because something is part of a plant (or animal for that matter) doesn't mean it needs to be eaten, or is healthy to eat.

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on August 22, 2013
at 02:45 AM

ya'll postin in a troll thread

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(10601)

on August 22, 2013
at 03:04 AM

Well the troll has a good story anyway.

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(10601)

on August 22, 2013
at 03:03 AM

You know it just occurred to me that cows aren't paleo. They eat their grass seeds and all.

This is really serious stuff. It calls the whole premise into question.

This aggression will not stand, man.

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on August 22, 2013
at 02:19 AM

So basically there is no such thing as grains, seeds, or nuts. There is basically MEAT, and then anything else is either a fruit or a vegetable.

That's some deep botanical metaphysics there...

It was only a few days ago I observed that peanuts and walnuts, as seeds in common, thus share a similar nutrient dense profile (O6 bomb aside). The socially-constructed distinction between tree nut and legume had been deconstructed and could then be erased from my mind.

But on the tree of knowledge, your epiphany hangs higher than mine.

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on August 21, 2013
at 09:13 PM

Well you've answered your own question. These seeds don't want to be eaten. Therefore they are not surrounded by fruit flesh and have a lot of 'chemical defense' mechanisms.

4bf47833e2e71bbbb6946dcec7dfd5da

on August 21, 2013
at 09:18 PM

I just think it's so interesting. Technically any other food besides meat is a plant-food. I just think it totally revolutionizes everything. You could say grain-fed cows are really grass-fed cows too, no? I just think if people thought about it it might change everything! How powerful!

618fc5298c4a96b817c4918c795a875f

(1217)

on August 22, 2013
at 12:29 AM

You are really just totally high right now. Take a nap if you can or maybe play a video game.

C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on August 21, 2013
at 11:37 PM

Just because you eat plants, and plants get their energy from the sun, do you also say you get your energy from the sun?

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