This 6,000 Year Period is Responsible for Our Excessive Caloric Intake

The Urban Monk

Your grandma’s chicken and dumplings may have kept everyone alive when nearby staples were wheat, chickens, and cream… But one bowl from Cracker Barrel nets you 450 calories. For most Americans, that’s only part of dinner — and at best, a third of the food you’re eating all day.

What Did This Do to Our Development?

How Much More?

What’s the answer?

First, while your gut loves the soluble fibers found in carbs, it doesn’t love the sugar carbs ultimately turn into. (It hates processed sugar more, but we’re already getting so much sugar in our diets that turning somewhere else for fiber can only be beneficial.)



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