Paleo Diet Essay

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The Paleo Diet is an effort to eat like we used to back in the day…WAY back in the day. If a caveman couldn't eat it, neither can you. This means anything we could hunt or find – meats, fish, nuts, leafy greens, regional veggies, and seeds. This diet is an attempt at “simple living”. Most of the things you can eat while on this diet are “pre-agricultural” so things we had access to before the agricultural revolution. The diet consist mainly of fish, grass-fed meats, eggs, vegetables, fruit, fungi and nuts. It excludes agricultural products; grains, dairy products, potatoes, refined salt, refined sugar, and processed oils. Essentially anything that comes pre made or prepackaged or is a grain is not allowed. The paleo Diet is a high fat, low carb diet. Normally any diet that encourages lots of fat consumption should be avoided unless you are trying to gain wait. But the Paleo diet claims that if the fat come from high quality fats like avocados or coconuts then the fat is mostly converted to energy not stored fat. Some of the advantages in this diet is that its very holistic; it takes more work to prep your food, your food is better quality, it helps with things like acne and other skin problems, and its anti-inflammatory. Some disadvantages are that on a short term basis it can be more expensive, it takes a lot of discipline and work and its not convenient (especially at colleges) My perspective on this diet is that its a little bit too extreme. I really like the idea of a “simple living” lifestyle. I think there’s something very Christian about being less complicated with what we eat. But I also think that the Paleo diet is over the top. We should definately lower the amount of pre package and artificial food that we eat and we should also limit our carb intake, especially since most of our carbs come from gmo and preservative filled foods. But I do not think

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