The Paleo Diet?!

Paleo diet ranks last on ‘best diets’ list

From CNN / January 7, 2013

In recent years, the Paleo diet has become a popular diet amongst many who are trying to get or stay in shape. The premise of the diet is to consume foods that mimic the diet of our hunter-gatherer ancestors from the Paleolithic era, a.k.a. “cavemen”. This diet focuses on a high protein / high fiber intake along with a lower carbohydrate / lower glycemic index intake to decrease body fat and increase muscle mass. This means consuming a lot of animal protein and produce, while avoiding sugar, grains, dairy, and legumes completely. According to a CNN report released today, the Paleo diet ranked last in the U.S. News & World Report’s list of “Best Diets Overall” for 2014. Experts criticized the Paleo diet for limiting essential nutrients and being too restrictive to follow in the long term. This does not mean that the Paleo diet is the worst diet ever. It simply means that there are other, better alternative diets to choose to follow should you wish to do so. The DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) Diet Eating Plan was named the best overall diet for the fourth year in a row. This diet was developed by the NIH (National Institutes of Health) for people with high blood pressure, but is also apparently effective in reducing cholesterol along with reducing risk for heart disease, kidney stones, diabetes, and stroke. The premise of the diet is to reduce sodium intake and to consume three whole-grain products a day, four to six servings of vegetables, four to six servings of fruit, two to four servings of dairy, and several servings of lean meats or nuts/legumes/seeds.

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