Friday, November 18, 2011

“Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé!”

Every year we await the arrival of the Beaujolais Nouveau. It's a mass produced red table wine, but it's a fun tradition wherein we try it and see what foods it goes best with. And you compare notes with other oenophiles and therefore spread the love. Now, since we follow a Paleo lifestyle, I need to defend the fact that we do, in fact, drink red wine daily. The Paleo purists assert that we should not consume anything that our Paleolithic ancestors did not.

I have a whole chapter in my recent book, Original Thin: the Paleo Diet in the Bible and Ancient Literature, in which I argue that Paleo purists are misguided on this particular point.

What it boils down to is that abundant research has proven that the consumption of dry red wine is good for you.

Yes, Neanderthal man never took a sip of the stuff.

But to cut yourself off from something that will not make you fat and can help your health, just because the Troglodytes didn't have the pleasure, is unnecessary.
So raise your glass.

Here's to the Paleo Diet! It made me thin again. And here's to dry red wine. It's simply good.

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