Monday, September 27, 2010

An Introduction

Tropical Sunrise

So, basically, I'm eating a "tropical paleo diet" right now. My main sources of Calories are from potatoes, white rice, fatty beef.

Wait—white rice? And potatoes? Aren't these paleo not at all, let alone "tropical" paleo? You're correct—no, they aren't. But my point is that my diet based on the "tropical paleo diet." I don't want to be too consistent or too pure. They are evil if applied to the extreme.

Hence, the blog's motto: "Tropical Paleo Diet...but purity and consistency are the roots of all evil."

Nuts are a no-no. But I have exceptions to this rule. Coconuts are good, macadamia nuts are good, and cacao is okay. But any other nut, including walnuts and almonds, are just too evil. Because they contain so much polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs).

Berries? Oh no, most of them grow on deciduous trees, far from the tropics. So humans only ate berries after they migrated out of Africa! Besides, they are high in estrogenic compounds. You know—too much estrogen is bad for men, and bad for women. Just read Ray Peat's articles against estrogen.

Nightshades? They contain glycoalkaloids. Potatoes contain solanine.

Fowl? These birds are high in polyunsaturated fatty acids. Too much PUFA is a no-no. Yes, even pastured fowl and poultry have too much PUFAs.

I could go on and on, but the thing to avoid is polyunsaturated fatty acids. They are rare in the tropics, where the humans evolved for 99.99% of our history.

I'm not saying that you have to avoid them completely. Things like grapes and nuts are fine. But keep your PUFA intake within 2% of your daily Calories. That itself is very important.

That's all for now, guys. More posts later on the real paleo diet that our ancestors ate!

1 comment:

  1. You avoid nightshades, but eat potatoes?
    Potatoes are nightshades ...