Paleo in the News

We don’t find the paleo diet in the news very often- so when we do- we must make note of it! Voice of America wrote a brief article on the growing popularity of the paleo diet in America. The author interviews Robb Wolf and talks about the benefits of the paleolithic way of eating.

Advocates Say Eating Like Ancient Humans Has Health Benefits

“The World Health Organization says worldwide obesity has more than doubled since 1980. Advocates of one diet say the answer to getting a lean, healthy body lies with our hunter-gatherer ancestors.

In increasingly middle-class economies, where processed snack foods, candies and packaged meals are plentiful, eating a healthful diet can be a bit of a struggle.

One alternative getting attention in the United States is the Paleo diet.  It focuses on the natural foods that advocates say humans are genetically adapted to eat: meats, seafood, vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, roots and tubers.

The catch?  No grains.  Only minimally processed foods, limited sugars, few starches, and for the truly devout, no dairy.

Robb Wolf, a former research biochemist and author of The Paleo Solution – The Original Human Diet, explains.

“We evolved as hunter-gatherers over the course of millions of years, and it’s only been the past couple of thousand years, between two [thousand] and 10,000 years, that we’ve really transitioned into an agrarian or agriculture-based way of living.””

Read more here: Advocates Say Eating Like Ancient Humans Has Health Benefits

 

***Also don’t forget about your challenge this week! Try one new vegetable and one new meat you have never had before and take/post your pictures!***

 

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The Paleo diet is simple yet remarkably effective for fat loss and halting or preventing a number of degenerative diseases. To reap the benefits of the most effective nutritional strategy known, one need simply build meals from the following: * Lean proteins (ideally) grass fed meat, free range fowl and wild caught fish * Seasonal fruits and vegetables * Healthy fats such as nuts, seeds, avocado, olive oil, and coconut oil Our 6 week challenge will help you ease your way into the Paleo Diet. Regardless of your fitness or health goals, you WILL look, feel and perform your best on the Paleo diet. For most people the fact the Paleo diet delivers the best results is enough. Improved blood lipids, weight loss and reduced pain from autoimmunity is proof enough. Many people however are not satisfied with blindly following any recommendations, be they nutrition or exercise related. Some folks like to know WHY they are doing something. Fortunately, the Paleo diet has stood not only the test of time, but also the rigors of scientific scrutiny. View all posts by hcfchallenge

3 responses to “Paleo in the News

  • Dana Runnebohm

    I can’t even begin to explain how much $&*! I’m getting at work for doing Paleo. “You can have bacon but you can’t have a potato or peanuts!” So I’ve decided to just let the results eventually speak for themselves.

  • Heather

    Hang in there Dana! Not everyone is going to understand- don’t let them keep you from being successful.. if anything let it fuel your fire 🙂

  • jensayers

    Great article – thanks for sharing! Now – as for the dessert recipes – I can’t train my mind yet to say it’s “ok” to have any extra! And when I do – I think I need to have a little steak, broccoli (or such) on the side!

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