Paleo diet criticism
- how does anyone know what cavemen ate?
- how does anyone know what cavemen died of? (i.e. heart disease, cancer?)
It seems like people just go "hmmm... what would a caveman do?" and then make it all up.
I mean, I have seen Paleo diet people giving me justifications for why wine and butter are fine, even though butter comes from milk and would require large quantities of milk to be harvested to get the 3% or so you can turn into butter.
And why wouldn't cavemen eat beans if he happened to find them outside the cave one day? Or potatoes?
Personally, I think there are some good messages in the whole thing -- cut way back on sugar, reduce carbohydrates, etc... but some people take it too far and it doesn't seem like there are really any rules for what's in the diet and that people just make it up.