Discussion of everything related to the Theory of Evolution.
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I was discussing with a colleague a diet he is doing called the Paleo diet, which is based on eating the stuff that our hunter gatherer ancestors would have available (meat, and fruit mainly) on the assumption that this is the diet we evolved to eat, and so is therefore better.
I argued that wheat and dairy farming have been around for 1000s of years, so we've had plenty of time for our bodies to evolve to eat these (or rather the people who couldn't stomach them die out). He countered that human evolution stopped with anatomically modern humans.
Who is right?
Why would he think that humans are exempt from evolution?
An example of dietary evolution is persistance of lactase production in dairy-use populations.
So as agriculture adjusted nutrients levels in food (not always in a predictable or single-nutrient way, there would be selection for those best able to mobilize and use those nutrients. As our diets have changed, it's likely that our abilities to best use those diets has changed as well.
Google "skeptic paleo diet" and you'll find lots of cool stuff that explains this nonsense.
http://www.scientificamerican.com/artic ... eally-eat/
http://www.skepticalraptor.com/skeptica ... ithi-diet/
If arguing with people on the internet helps me understand science, then I will do it. FOR THE CHILDREN.
Hm, u know, i find counting calories a very boring and annoying routine. Dont you? I got so sick of always tracking my data that one time bought, here are some phen 375 reviews and stopped worrying. My friends are all dont believe in diet pills but honestly, you'll never know until you try it. But as for me i think meat cant be diting enough. We can absorb all the needed vitamins through froots and vegetables easily. And i highly doubt that our ancestors were dieting much
The claim the human evolution has stopped is completely false. Humans to this day continue to evolve, for example there's the recent mountain natives who have larger lungs because they've lived in an elevated area but have only been living there for less than 300 years. That's pretty fast adaptation/evolution if you ask me.
The paleo diet however is the best diet to turn on the body's natural fat burning mode, not because it's what hunter gatherer's ate but rather because it's high in fat, protein and low in carbs. The exact macro combination to put the body into it's fastest fat burning mode. It's not a healthy diet to exceed longer than a month though.
Here's a better explanation of the Paleo diet: What's the Paleo Diet?
Here's a Paleo diet broke-down and its nutrition explained: Paleo Diet Foot List and Breakdown
Human dietary has remained almost the same since the agricultural revolution, but the human body hasn't been put to the test yet. What if food was poisoned with a slow-killing mineral. Overtime many of years, the body's digestive system would evolve because if not humans would face certain extinction. We haven't evolved because we haven't had a need too, yet...
personally i've found that eating no carbs, high protein and high fat, is the best macro diet to follow. basically you only eat foods that match that criteria! Dieting can be a pain if you're micro dieting, cooking and counting calories sucks. So just macro diet and eat as you please but only stuff with those macro requirements!
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