To me “deviled” meant using herbs to make food more spicy. Not adding calories. To others it means making food more damaging, regardless if its spicy or not. It seems the widely accepted art of deviling comes into play when you take something blessed, and you make it sinful. Something pure becomes something cursed.
Its easy to think about everything out there today that’s deviled. Everything lining the shelves of grocery stores, check. Anything man-made, check. Food altered from its original formation also has a very good chance at falling beneath the devilish umbrella. But what about the less obvious? What about Paleo staples that become sins weather we know it or not
Many of us think meat is about as good as it gets. This “was” more than likely true. Meat “was” almost invincible before man stepped on the scene and made meat a business, not a nutrient.
Grass fed beef, and livestock contain an enormous amount of Omega-3 (think fish oil and anti-inflammatory) as opposed to heavy Omega-6 (think refined oils, and pro-inflammatory) compared to grain-fed that lines most shelves today. In fact, grain fed beef is the mirror opposite leaving us perpetually damaged, as opposed to undeniably repaired.
Farmed fish are no better. Wild caught, cold water fish are drastically different from man-made hybrid’s like “farmed” Tilapia. In fact the Tilapia devil, we find mostly on our plates in America, are nothing more that the tank cleaner for “farmed” bass. If Tilapia cleans the tank from other fish that eat cornflakes, what do you think their food source is? Yup, corny fish shit.
Eating grain fed beef is not a deal breaker when compared to eating like everyday America, but it is still something that bears attention. Herd share, become a lovavore, support homespun butchers not behemoth superstores
In no way should nuts be your only fat source, but it is a frequent one for most us. Raw, or close to raw, un-oiled is clearly the way to go.
However, the snack isle is generally awarded with nuts that have been heavily heated, which oxidizes the fats contained thereby increasing the Omega-6 to Omega-3 ratio(remember 6=pro-inflammatory/3=anti-inflammatory). Furthermore the oil they are cooked in is about as man made as you can get.
Best to buy raw, or rawish, without the oil bath.
Even lower on the Paleo chain comes seeds. Mainly for the same reasons as nuts pertaining to the oils they are typically cooked in, and the cooking process itself. But also because they generally start our with an even higher inflammatory n-6 to n-3 ratio.
Don’t avoid seeds entirely, but don’t make them your staple.
Often we grab whatever is the prettiest green thing on the shelf. Sadly we may be preparing to eat something that is just as man-made as whats boxed in the cereal isle.
Genetically-modified food has witnessed a flourishing career in today’s overcrowded society. GM vegetables are injected with compounds meant to make them grow faster, bigger, and stronger than their natural counterparts. Its no surprise the toxins that used to kill them, are finding their way into our bodies now.
And it doesn’t stop there. Not only is it in very poor, very unhealthy taste to ingest GM organisms on a regular basis, but in doing so we support giants like Monsanto, an agricultural conglomerate that is raping our natural world today by very real forms of eco-terrorism.
But local, grow you own, or avoid all together.
Fruit has fructose. Fructose is sugar. Sugar is an anti-nutrient. Meaning, even if there is other nutrients available within the food the sugar makes many of them unavailable simply by creating inflammation.
The more fructose you eat, the more inflamed and fat you are. The more fat you get, the less nutrients you absorb, the less fat you will burn, and the more dead you will be.
Its not about how much is too much, it about why would I ever have any.
Paleo Cakes, Concoctions, and Catastrophes
Lastly we find the most deceptively deviled food to date. That is anything with the likes of “Paleo” in front of it to qualify it “legal” or “allowable”.
Its not that we are attacking Paleo Pancakes because they are not Paleolithic in the truest since of the definition. No, we are more on the lookout for those lost souls who will stretch the definition of Paleo so far it becomes hard to decide where good ended and bad began.
Paleo should be defined as “doing only what heals, and nothing that hurts”. Therefore its irrelevant if caveman had honey or not, its sucks no matter what.
Its when we make one exception to the rule, that opens the door for many more to follow. If honey is ok today, fruit will be tomorrow, then cheese, then raw milk, then soaked grains…eventually we are back ordering Pizza because we made one “Paleo Exception”.
Our ability to have the most rewarding days on this planet may boil down to little more than spotting the devil hidden within the heavens. We are born with the talent to see the sin coming, we just chose to look the other way…
12-Hang Muscle Snatches 55/75
12-Overhead Squats 55/75
AMRAP 10 Minutes
-rest 3 Minutes-
1-Body-weight Clean and Jerk
3-Bar Over Burpees
AMRAP 4 Minutes
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