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Every now and again, when I’m up for a
nerdventure challenge, I revise the original Nutrition in 100 Words (which I created in a collaboration with Steve’s PaleoGoods and which appears in my book Eat the Yolks) to reflect my constantly evolving understanding of nutrition and health.
It has been suggested that I add raw dairy and properly-prepared grains to the mix; however, encouraging people to seek raw dairy really needs to come with a discussion of HOW to source it and from where (too many words) so I leave the dairy to fall under the “fats from pasture-raised animals” line – as I do think dairy fat is amazing and a great source of Vitamins A, D and K2.
However, I don’t necessarily think dairy protein (as in, milk) is appropriate for everyone. So if you’re in the know, you know. I don’t begrudge anyone their raw milk. (More context on the “is it Paleo?” question here.)
There’s also the question of “properly-prepared grains;” that is, old-school varieties of grains (not the modern hybridized stuff) that are soaked, sprouted, and/or fermented to reduce their anti-nutrient load. That’s one I don’t generally advocate, though not because they can’t be part of a wholesome lifestyle for some people.
I don’t have a problem with properly-prepared grains per se, but I do think, against the backdrop of the rest of the 100 Words, they are one thing that can be dispensable and unnecessary. Hey, same can also be said for nuts – which I did include in 100 words – but that’s the forager in me.
(Note that this is actually 102 words, but 4 of them are concatenated. So we only count two. GRAMMAR, YO!)
All in all, I think it’s the last 3 lines that are most important. Hope you like – and feel free to leave suggestions in the comments or on the facebook page!