Were Our Ancestors Starch Eaters?
by Sean Croxton
To starch or not to starch.
With so much emphasis these days on Paleo, low-carb, and low-glycemic, confusion abound over the role of starch in the human diet.
I prefer to keep it simple and recommend that we eat like our ancestors.
But were our ancestors starch eaters?
Last week’s UW Radio guest Paul Jaminet seems to think so. And in the latest edition of his book Perfect Health Diet he outlines the scientific evidence supporting this premise, including…
* isotope signatures of fossilized bone
* the structure of hominid teeth
* the diets of modern hunter-gatherers
Check out this quick clip from our show to hear Paul explain how our ancestors lived in open grasslands, and what it had to do with their starch consumption.