Paleo

The paleo diet is based on what the first humans (cavemans) probably ate: vegetables, fruits, meat, and nuts.

A Paleo diet cuts out processed foods, dairy products, grains, legumes, refined sugars, and vegetable oils in favor of unprocessed foods. The diet is high in fat, moderate in animal protein, and low to moderate in carbohydrates.

Many paleo eaters believe our modern eating habits and sedentary lifestyles are to blame for chronic diseases such as obesity, heart disease, and diabetes. Expert opinion is divided[1][2]. It’s also called the Paleolithic, Primal Blueprint, Caveman, Stone Age, or Hunter-Gatherer diet.

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Paleo Snacks_river
Eating like a caveman (or woman) is an increasingly popular road to healthier food intake, but cravings can affect even the most disciplined. So we've rounded up our favorite Paleo-friendly, healthy snack recipes to satisfy any palate when hunger strikes.
In a list of the best diets out there, Paleo has been ranked last. Which raises the question: How is anyone qualified to rank diets?

Paleo dieting is growing in popularity, but is it actually healthy, and how can we stick to it today? Read on for our ultimate guide to eating paleo in a busy modern world.

Would our modern digestive systems benefit from our 10,000 year old predecessors’ dietary habits? Greatist takes a closer look at the Paleo diet.

What does it mean to be a greatist? We asked Mark Sisson, the voice behind Mark's Daily Apple and author of The Primal Diet. Read on for an inside look at his day-to-day routine.

Greatists around the globe inspire us every day to make healthier choices. Read on to see what healthy meals they chose this week!

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Works Cited

  1. Beneficial effects of a Paleolithic diet on cardiovascular risk factors in type 2 diabebtes: a randomized cross-over pilot study. Jonsson T, Granfeldt Y, Ahren B, et al. Department of Clinical Sciences, Lund, Lund University, Lund Sweeden. Cardiovascular Diabetology, 2009 Jul 16;8:35.
  2. Paleolithic diet improves glucose tolerance more than a Mediterranean-like diet in individuals with ischaemic heart disease. Lindberg S, Jonsson T, Granfeldt Y, et al. Department of Medicine, University of Lund, Lund, Sweeden. Diabetologia, 2007 Sep;50(9):1795-807.