Nutrition and Health

question and answer

Are the Paleo Treats I read about good for you?

Q:  There are many website offering Paleo Treats, Cookies, etc.  It looks like their ingredients fit in my caveman diet and I was wondering what Ted thinks about these sites?

A:  To determine if any processed food actually fits The Real Diet of Man, you must analyze the ingredients.  For instance here are the ingredients from one advertised product:  "Honey, pecans, eggs, coconut oil, cacao powder, almond flour.  That is it, and that is all."

If Cavemen Were Healthy, Why Didn't They Live Longer?

Q:  I read your article on what to eat and avoid.  My question is . . . how did this effect the longevity of the Caveman, and what do we do in place of dairy for calcium?  I am curious to know if prehistoric man lived a longer life span on this consumption and where in history is their diet documented?

What's the Data on Grass-Fed Beef for Calories, Fat, Saturated Fat, & Protein

Q:  I hope that you will be able to help me.  I am in the process of switching to grass fed beef (and yes, I like the taste).  I understand that it has higher CLAs, is rich in omega 3, and is lower in fat and calories.  I log my food and have not been able to find basic data for grass fed beef (ie, calories, fat, saturated fat, protein) I realize that every cow is different but I am hoping that you have some numbers or can point me to a site that contains this basic data.  My preferred choices in cuts are tenderloin, flank, and rump roast.

Why Don't You Promote Coconut Oil

Q:  I was surprised to find out that in your Best and Worst Foods essay you say coconut oil is bad for the body.  Also, many health oriented web sites say Canola oil is poison and coconut oil is good.  Please check this out.  By the way, I am going to try your beef and pass your site on to my family who wants a good pork product.

Will Lactic Acid Make the Meat Inedible?

Q:  I found out about your company through a friend on Facebook.  I have a corn allergy so grassfed meat is something I have been looking for.  However, I have questions as to how the animals are slaughtered and how the processing equipment is cleaned and how the meat is packaged.  Especially problematic: Lactic acid (for cleaning equipment) and citric acid (preservative used in soaker pads) are most often made from corn and will make the meat inedible for a corn allergic person.