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Tropical paleo/primal?

Answered on January 13, 2014
Created January 12, 2014 at 7:47 AM

Hi there. I was looking into BPH remedies, and I found this fruit which like many other tropical fruit, drupes etc, contains interesting fats, that seem positive for the body.

And we all know about the seeming magic of coconut oil. Add to that that some tropical fruits have healthful/medically active properties, such as mangos, and the positive benefits of fatty fish....and it starts to look like a tropical diet might be quite ideal, outside of genetics.

Of course this fits with some of the more mainstream migration theories of early human evolution. I eat a fair bit of fish, and was considering gearing my diet this way. Sweet potatoes occasionally, lots of coconut (cream/milk/oil, actual coconuts, a little aminos), tropical fruit, plenty of fish, more occasional land mammal/bird (1-3 times a week)...I wondered, who might be following somewhat of a tropical paleo/primal, and if there are any good research summaries, or public proponents that might be worth me looking into (Or cookbooks)?

Thanks!

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on January 13, 2014
at 01:31 PM

I read this theoretical paper once about how perhaps phytochemicals from raw plant food sources used to interact with our gene expression. Which doesn't seem at all far fetched. Looking at the potent phytochemicals of tropical fruits, and the fats, and the fish (and the odd tuber), I have to wonder in some ways, if paleo is in fact kinda right, but kinda wrong. We migrated on the coast of africa. Much of our other enviroments are tropical, asia, south america, australia etc. Some amazing foods come from these places. Seems like all the "super foods" come from the tropical zones.

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on January 13, 2014
at 01:27 PM

Oh, its just Saw Palmetto. Its tropical in origin, but the american indians used to eat it. Apparently it tastes, similar to noni, like blue cheese but more intense! (lol). it contains MCT's like coconut oil, & a plant variation of cholesterol, which is I suspect how it works for BPH. Quite well known remedy, but the fat content of tropical plants, & the phytrochemicals (mangosteen for example literally kills cancer) & the abundance of fish (omega-3) in tropical diets, the moderate eating of tubers, seems to converge on something like a true evolutionary diet.

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on January 13, 2014
at 08:40 AM

"...I found this fruit..." ...was there meant to be a link on the 'this fruit' text...you have me wondering what this mystery fruit is...

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on January 12, 2014
at 03:25 PM

Come on folks, I am so hyped about this idea atm. Its totally logical, and quite science supported. Someone else out there must be doing it! Are there any sissons of "tropical paleo"? Nice recipes? Cool foods to include?

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on January 13, 2014
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Someone must have at least some personal musings, even if no links, recipes or specific talking heads etc!

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