The Paleo Diet – Paleo Diet Explained

The Paleo Diet – Paleo Diet Explained


The Paleolithic diet, Paleo diet, caveman
diet, or stone-age diet is a modern fad diet requiring the sole or predominant eating of
foods presumed to have been available to humans during the Paleolithic era. The digestive abilities of anatomically modern
humans, however, are different from those of pre-Homo sapiens humans, which has been
used to criticize the diet’s core premise. During the 2.6 million year-long Paleolithic
era, the highly variable climate and the worldwide spread of human populations meant that humans
were, by necessity, nutritionally adaptable. Supporters of the diet mistakenly presuppose
that human digestion has remained essentially unchanged over time. While there is wide variability in the way
the paleo diet is interpreted, the diet typically includes vegetables, fruits, nuts, roots,
and meat and typically excludes foods such as dairy products, grains, sugar, legumes,
processed oils, salt, alcohol, and coffee. The diet is based on avoiding not just processed
foods, but rather the foods that humans began eating after the Neolithic Revolution when
humans transitioned from hunter-gatherer lifestyles to settled agriculture. In the 21st century, the paleo diet was popularized. The paleo diet is promoted as a way of improving
health. There is some evidence that following this
diet may lead to improvements in terms of body composition and metabolic effects compared
with the typical Western diet or compared with diets recommended by national nutritional
guidelines. There is no good evidence that the diet helps
with weight loss, other than through the normal mechanisms of calorie restriction. Following the paleo diet can lead to nutritional
deficiencies such as an inadequate calcium intake, and side effects can include weakness,
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