Paleo Diet: Pros and Cons


In keeping with such a diet, the body receives all the necessary proteins, healthy fats and only “good” carbohydrates (fruits and vegetables) and of course vitamins and minerals.

Unlike the low carbohydrate diets, which millions of people used to lost weight in the recent decads, Paleo diet is not a low carb diet – depending on your needs, you can take roots and enough vegetables to supply significant amounts of carbohydrates.

Besides lose weight, the diet promises you to be more productive, to have better sports performance, and reduce risk of autoimmune and metabolic diseases. On the one hand improve your health, on the other – as a side effect, you lose weight. you do not count calories, do not stay hungry, do not measure every gram – instead you concentrate on the quality of your food – where it came from, how it is produced and how it taste.

Most authors and supporters of the method advised 90% strictness, which means to prepare 2-3 meals a week in which to allow yourself food out of the principles of the diet. It should be noted that each key diet prescriptions should be individualized to personal needs to have a really positive effect.

Paleo-diet focuses on food quality, rearing healthy animals and good quality vegetables and fruits. It is rather a sense of the world and a desire to respect our genetic roots, and is therefore much more than a diet, it is a way of life.

The main criticism is that we cannot make the diet of our ancestors simply because the same food sources do not exist on the planet. Neither animals nor plants are the same – ranging from domestic fowl and get to spinach, almonds and eggplant. In this sense, copying diet, which can only make hypotheses food that only hypothetically is the same, is mildly unnecessary.

The issues are health and ethical and although it is wide open to criticism Paleo diet has millions of successful followers and now has no chance to go down on the dietary horizon.