The Paleo Diet Digest
It seems that every week we learn about a new diet promising to melt the pounds away and do amazing things for our energy level. Each diet brand makes big promises. And we all know someone who adopted a new diet just weeks ago and already swears by it. Maybe you read a news article that claims it is also the best, but a TV show you trust said it will kill you.
How do you know what’s right? How to you choose the best diet?
Well, obviously we have a bias—the name of our website is ThePaleoDiet.com after all. But we’re also not promising any tricks: no quick weight loss solutions, and we’ll never ask you to buy fancy products to fool your body. In fact, if you want to “buy” The Paleo Diet, just go to your local fresh farmer’s market.
We support and promote The Paleo Diet because it is based entirely on science. And all that science can be summed up in one simple premise: The human body evolved over a million years to function optimally on the foods that were available to it at the time. While some of those foods are no longer available, eating as close to our evolutionary diet as possible will keep us healthy, energetic, and strong.
That’s the basic premise of The Paleo Diet, and why we believe it is the best. Following this diet means using the fuel our bodies are designed to use, instead of eating less healthy alternatives and then compensating with supplements or repairing the damage through modern medicine.
If you want to learn more, below are a few links to articles on our website that explain what The Paleo Diet is, and then take a deeper dive into the science supporting the health benefits of eating like our Paleolithic ancestors!
— The Paleo Diet Team
By Mark J. Smith, Ph.D.
We just explained, in simple terms, the science supporting the Paleo Diet. For a closer look at that research, and to also learn why The Paleo Diet can help you avoid the many diseases of the metabolic syndrome, check out this great new article by Paleo Diet editor Mark J. Smith.
By The Paleo Diet Team
For a great overview of The Paleo Diet in just one page, check out our premise page, written by the editorial team.
By Paul Vandyken
Want to eat foods closer to what our paleolithic ancestors ate? Here’s a quick and easy infographic you can print out and put on your refrigerator to help you choose what you should and shouldn’t eat.
By Loren Cordain, Ph.D. and Trevor Connor, M.S.
It’s a common myth that by eliminating processed grains The Paleo Diet is low in critical nutrients. In fact, it’s the opposite. This article explains why The Paleo Diet is naturally high in essential nutrients, even when compared to what’s considered a healthy Mediterranean Diet.
By Jane Dizon
This simple but powerful infographic by Jane Dizon covers, in clear terms, some of the key reasons why you should consider trying The Paleo Diet.
By Trevor Connor, M.S.
On his popular Netflix show, Bill Nye “The Science Guy” addressed the Paleo Diet—and he didn’t give it a very positive review. He explained why he felt it is not a healthy diet. However, as Paleo Diet writer Trevor Connor points out in this article, Bill Nye—yes, the Science Guy—didn’t understand the science. When his arguments are confronted with the real science, a very different story is told.
By Jane Dizon
Because The Paleo Diet is based on science, it is always evolving, as new research is conducted. So, we’re always excited to read new findings, even when they contradict what we’ve been saying. However, there have been several common arguments against The Paleo Diet which are based on myth. This infographic by Jane Dizon covers some of the biggest myths.
More Coming Throughout December and January!
We have many more articles on the website that explain the basics of The Paleo Diet, how to begin the diet, tips for eating healthier and losing weight, and most importantly, how it will benefit your health. With all of this content, plus hundreds of delicious recipes, sometimes it can be challenging to find just the article you are looking for.
So, over the next month, we will continue to publish digests like this one in which our editorial team selects some of our favorite articles, along with some simple, fundamental pieces.
If you enjoyed this digest, keep checking our website every few days—there are more to come.
The Paleo Diet Team