Mark’s Daily Apple
by Mark Sisson: Is
It Primal? – Paleo Bread, Bragg’s Liquid Aminos, Psyllium Fiber,
and Other Foods Scrutinized
What can we
say? We love our vices: those delightful, scrumptious, indulgent
little morsels of gratifying transgression. O.K., this isn’t really
how we look at it, but it’s kind of fun (and relatively harmless)
to linger for a moment in imagined decadence.
our vices are simply healthy pleasures, satisfying and rather sensible
indulgences. More Tom Hanks than Steve McQueen. More Jane Austen
than Candace Bushnell. (Whatever floats your boat – you get our
meaning.) The point is, these are vices that come without the guilt.
What a deal! 100% satisfaction with no self-imposed penitence. Sign
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feel good just to say it?? “What are you going to crave when the
carbs are all gone?” people ask. “What is there to enjoy in life
anymore?” Simple answer in our minds. Butter. Bacon – those chewy,
salty strips of heaven! Oils of all flavors from the tangy to the
spicy and savory. Sweet cream, rich nut butters… Well, you get the
Don’t you love
the look on peoples’ faces when you say that? Without the carbs
throwing your body into havoc, you can indulge in whatever variety
fat you like (minus the trans and interesterified, of course). Just
make sure they’re stored and “prepared” properly. No heating the
polyunsaturated fats, please!
nap mats from preschool/kindergarten? About 1:00 or so, the teacher
would put on some soft, relaxing music, dim the lights, and instruct
all the children to lay quietly. Those were the days!
Now we find
ourselves in the office or plant, on the road, or at home juggling
kids or work throughout the afternoon. Isn’t it time somebody called
a siesta?! Research has found that naps enhance
memory and reduce
the chance of coronary-related death. Even the anticipation
of an afternoon snooze is enough to lower
blood pressure in study subjects.
Those of us
who work at home might have a little easier time “organizing our
day” to catch a few zzzs now and then, but those of us whose professions
bring us to the office, factory, work site or “traveling office”
might have a harder time of it. Hmmm. Wouldn’t it be great to start
a petition around the workplace?
So, the petition
got canned (or maybe you did after sending it around). Did you know
tequila, as well as a number of other spirits, have zero carbs?
Whoa! Yesiree, Bob! Just because you’re going primal doesn’t mean
you have to live in the stone age when it comes to the after-work
cocktail. Once again, indulgence in real quality pays. When it comes
to tequila, go for 100% Agave.
We think tequila
is best enjoyed straight up with some fresh lime, but check out
for some zero and low carb mixed drink options for tequila and other
spirits. And, we would be sorely negligent if we didn’t advise moderation
for nutritional sake among “other” reasons. Ever heard (or perhaps
had the misfortune of experiencing) “One tequila, two tequila, three
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