Sometimes I find myself in the awkward situation of explaining to friends and family that a diet consisting largely of grains isn’t normal for us humans.
They immediately look at me like I have three eyes.
They think I’m joking but I’m not.
I’m no scientist, anthropologist or any “ist” but stick we me here…
Homo sapiens, to the best of my knowledge, have been around for over 2 million years.
During that time the diet of the Homo sapien (aka, us) has been animals, vegetables, and fruits. At least it was according to any of the books I’ve read.
There were no donuts way, way back apparently.
Today, my money says the average diet of the typical North American is loaded high in carbs in the shape of processed foods (aka, grains), which spike blood sugar, and cause all sorts of problems (in my unscientific opinion of today’s health data).
Wheat has been cultivated for just under 10,000 years.
That’s about 0.5% of our existence.
So if I’m getting this right, for about 99.5% of our existence we’ve been eating mostly animals, fruits, and vegetables, yet the vast majority of people feel the need to defend our wheat eating.
Good health aside, it’s just strange to me.
Is my math wrong? Maybe it is.
To put this in perspective you’ve check out this awesome post on WaitButWhy.com.