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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. This is version 5!
See the end of this post for notes about what has (and has not) been included.
(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 your feedback on the facebook page!
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.
Thanks for reading!
Liz Wolfe, NTP
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