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A comparison between Paleo and Plant-Based Diets

Plant-based diets are not necessarily vegetarian diets, but they are predicated on limited or no animal-based foods. They differ from The Paleo Diet® in that they include a significant quantity of grains and legumes, and a minimal consumption of animal protein.

Battle of the Proteins: Comparing Plant and Animal Sources
Is the quality of plant protein comparable to animal protein? By looking at protein sources’ amino acid profile and bioavailability we can determine that animal proteins provide significantly better nutrition than other sources.
By Mark J. Smith, Ph.D.
Sustainable Eating for Sustainable Health
Can the same eating plan that supports the health of our planet also be the plan which supports our own health? Let us find out.
By Nell Stephenson
Nell's Corner: Why “Game Changers” Needn’t Change Your Game
The recent Game Changers documentary has made many people consider veganism, but is it as simple a question as the movie makes it seem.
By Nell Stephenson
Nell’s Corner: Moving Toward a Plant-Based Diet with Authenticity—and without Fake Food
Who ever said plant-based must mean vegan? In this article, Paleo writer Nell Stephenson explores how you can move towards a Paleo plant-based diet!
By Nell Stephenson
Going Beyond the “Beyond Burger”: Do you really know what’s behind the craze and the glittery curtain?
The Beyond Meat burger is all the craze right now tasting like a real meat burger. But is it a Paleo option and most importantly is it healthy?
By Bill Manci
Cordain Answers to Reporter on "Pegan" Diets
Can you be vegan & paleo? Read our article to find out! The Paleo Diet® is your source for paleo diet plans, vegetarian paleo recipes & food lists.
By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
Zinc: Optimum Intake and Sources for the Paleo Lifestyle
Learn more about zinc and the paleo diet for a healthy lifestyle. The Paleo Diet® is your trusted source for quick paleo meals, paleo diet tips & more.
By Kyle Cordain
Evolution and High Protein Diets Part 3
There is now a large body of evidence demonstrating that a high protein diet, much like a Paleo Diet, reduces the risk for a variety of diseases.
By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
Evolution and High Protein Diets Part 2
The typical hunter-gatherer diet would have been between 19 and 35% protein, which would be considered a high protein diet compared to current U.S. values.
By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
Evolution and High Protein Diets Part 1
By examining the environment under which our genome arose, we are able to determine if high protein diets are helpful or detrimental to our health.
By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
Vegetarian and Vegan Diets: Nutritional Disasters Part 3
You don’t have to look any further than the ADA’s or the USDA’s recommendations on vegetarian diets to discover their additional nutrient shortcomings.
By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
Vegetarian and Vegan Diets: Nutritional Disasters Part 2
Vitamin B12 deficiencies caused by vegetarian or vegan diets are devastating to infants and pregnant women. Learn why a Paleo Diet is optimal for pregnancy.
By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
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Paleo Leadership
 
Trevor Connor
Trevor Connor

Dr. Loren Cordain’s final graduate student, Trevor Connor, M.S., brings more than a decade of nutrition and physiology expertise to spearhead the new Paleo Diet team.

Mark J Smith
Dr. Mark Smith

One of the original members of the Paleo movement, Mark J. Smith, Ph.D., has spent nearly 30 years advocating for the benefits of Paleo nutrition.

Nell Stephenson
Nell Stephenson

Ironman athlete, mom, author, and nutrition blogger Nell Stephenson has been an influential member of the Paleo movement for over a decade.

Loren Cordain
Dr. Loren Cordain

As a professor at Colorado State University, Dr. Loren Cordain developed The Paleo Diet® through decades of research and collaboration with fellow scientists around the world.