18 May 2010

What's our beef with NUTS!?


I get a lot of heat for my stance on nuts, which is that they are a delicacy only to be enjoyed rarely on holidays like Christmas with a nut cracker and pick, not out of a bag or can.  We can't open most nuts with our bare hands so therefore we didn't ever eat many of them over the course of our evolution or we'd look like this guy below.  Nuts aren't healthy because they don't make disease disappear.  Not eating nuts and other fatty foods makes disease disappear.  Our bodies burn carbs.  Fat is not our preferred source of fuel, its toxic.  Starches have all the protein and fat we need already in them.  
Don't take my word for it, follow an expert's like Dr. McDougall's medical opinion on nuts.


5 comments:

J*net said...

your drawings crack me up!!!

quarrygirl said...

this is nuts!

Libby said...

I'm so on board with the whole 'eat what we are biologically designed to eat' concept and try to live my life accordingly, which is why I rarely eat nuts too. But here's my problem...what about grains? I get the ancient history of eating grains, etc...but biologically, we wouldn't wander into a wheat field and start gnawing down a sandwich worth of grains, right? We don't have gizzards and those things are hard to digest! I guess I think anything that takes lots of pre-preparation (grinding, reconstituting, cracking open, baking) is really not meant for us to consume, or to consume in great quantities...I'd love to know your thoughts.

Lex said...

Libby that's exactly what happened. You can take a trip out to the Caliente Indian Reservation just 110 miles from Los Angeles in Palm Springs and see the wear marks on the very rocks they ground their grains out on some 1000+ years ago. Learning agriculture & fire allowed us to harness these storage grains and invade the world. (or we'd still be in the tropics eating fruit like our cousin apes) Some grains like corn have been in our diet only a few 1000 years, where as barely, yams, have been consumed for 10s of thousands of years that we can prove so far by looking in the teeth of really old corpses!

Cat said...

I just found your blog last night, from twitter, & just love it. I've eaten lowfat veg all day today & plan to continue.

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