Is it sensible to try to eat like our distant ancestors did over ten-thousand years ago? How is this diet different from all the other diet programs out there? Pedram and Sara address various concerns and misconceptions about the Paleo diet which has become very popular in recent years.
So what is Paleolithic nutrition really about? In a nutshell, the Paleo diet is based on what our prehistoric ancestors ate back in the day. By eliminating diary products, separated fats, and refined carbohydrates, we’ll be leaner and less likely to develop cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and other dangerous health problems. Those who are Paleo follow an eating plan that is high-protein and high-fiber. They consume lots of lean meats, fish, leafy/green vegetables, and fresh fruits. Processed foods are definitely not allowed. Since our ancestors were hunter-gatherers, dairy and wheat products are also not allowed. No refined sugar, refined vegetable oils, and legumes.
Sounds like a lot of rules. Does this diet work?
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