Is the Paleo Diet for You?
From My Fitness Hut Blog
April 26, 2013 - 2:28am
Paleo diet or not, there is no one way to eat right. Everyone's body is different and responds to foods differently. And, eating healthy and burning fat is an individual ordeal that has trial and error. If you don't enjoy the Paleo diet, you won't stick with it.
Some experts think that you should eat the Paleo diet because it's better for your health. According to Dr. Loren Cordain, professor of health and exercise science at Colorado State, “It makes sense from an evolutionary perspective. “It’s a system of eating that we’ve already adapted to.”
There are other experts who don’t agree. They contend that surely the body can adapt to changes in nutrition. Dr. Marlene Zuk, professor of biology at the University of California-Riverside, said, “We don’t know exactly what early humans ate.
“But, their diet almost certainly included grains at least some of the time and they also ate many different foods depending on where they lived and what time period you’re talking about...the idea that humans haven’t had enough time since the advent of agriculture to evolve adaptations to new foods is false.”
Who’s right? In my opinion, both camps are right to some extent. The Caveman or Paleo Diet has been around forever but has gained significant attention over the last decade. Its high concentration of meat (as much as 65 percent of daily calories), fruit, non-starchy vegetables, nuts and seeds are good for your diet.
At the same time, no one can argue that ...Continue reading this article »