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.””
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***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!***