The Paleo Diet Simplicity And Reasoning Essay

820 Words Nov 17th, 2016 4 Pages
Our modern culture seems to be obsessed with diets that will give us the perfect body with minimum amount of exercise, and there is always a Holy Grail diet that people swear by and the paleo diet is the most popular one at the moment. The idea of the paleo diet has been around since the 1960, but didn’t really come back until “The Paleo Diet” book was published by Loren Cordain in 2001 that it began to grow again in popularity (Magee, 2014). The paleo diet simplicity and reasoning is the main reason it is so popular, it basically says we should eat like our cavemen ancestors and avoid all modern and especially processed foods, since our bodies never evolved to eat them in the first place and that is the reason we get fat. The “Scientific” reasoning definitely sounds good and the attraction of eating more proteins, fruits, vegetables and avoid carbohydrates and sodium definitely attracts people to the paleo diet even more.
So what is the paleo diet exactly? Paleo is very simple as it says to only eat the food available to our cavemen ancestors, before humans started farming and also no sodium (Berardi, 2014). You are allowed to eat fresh lean meats, fish, fruits, vegetables, eggs, nuts and seeds and healthy fats like olive oil and coconut oil and you are not allowed to eat any processed food, wheat, dairy, refined sugar, salt, potatoes, grains, legumes and refined vegetable oils like canola (McMillen, 2016). Since there is no processed foods allowed, you are forced to cook…

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