Something I often think about is mainstream buddies, corporations and government, vs. paleo advocates. Oftentimes, family members or the general public ask me how I get my vitamins if I’m not eating grains for fiber, dairy for calcium, and beans (for protein? not so much).
I stumbled on this great podcast by The Smarter Science of Slim. And WOW! They said something mind-blowing, and simply eye opening: real food doesn’t have a Nutritional Facts label. You are buying meat, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and fruit. Have you noticed they don’t come with labels!? When a paleo beginner goes shopping, keep this in mind.
So now, let’s get to the point. The graph below describes a cup of spinach versus a cup of enriched wheat flour (quantity). It appears that the wheat flour is overpowering the vegetable with nutrients. In reality, if you compare calories (quality) and you eat 250 calories of each, you can see below that comparison is mind-blowing. Quantity is an illusion and quality is reality. When a bowl of cereal is in front of you, continue to convince yourself that it’s a bowl of sugar with added vitamins and when you eat an omelet filled with veggies.