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Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates, one of three macronutrients, are our primary source of rapid energy. All digestible carbs are made from three simple sugars—glucose, fructose, and galactose. Complex carbohydrates, found in vegetables and fruit, are long strings of sugars that break down slowly. Simple carbohydrates are made of just one or a few sugars and can have a dramatic impact on our blood sugar, insulin, and metabolic health if over-consumed.

Healthy Aging: Study shows high-carbohydrate diets promote dementia
Take a deep dive into research showing how eating a diet high in sugar can contribute to the onset of dementia and how a Paleo Diet can be protective
By David Whiteside
Defeating the Afternoon Energy Slump for Good
Tired in the afternoon? Defeat the afternoon energy slump by understanding why it occurs and the Paleo foods you can eat to avoid it.
By The Paleo Diet Team
Can A Depleted-Glycogen “Sleep Low” Strategy Improve Your Performance?
Learn if a depleted-glycogen can improve your athletic performance. The Paleo Diet® offers paleo diet plans, paleo dinner, recipes & paleo cookbooks.
By Dr. Marc Bubbs
Are Fats The Optimal Primal Fuel For Endurance Athletes?
What is the impact of low-carb diets on an athlete’s capacity to burn fat for fuel, compared to the traditional high-carb diets used by endurance athletes?
By Dr. Marc Bubbs
How the Brain Senses Glucose - and Why
When it comes to brain fuel, glucose is king. Casey Thaler explains why that is and how Paleo eating will help you maintain optimal bloods sugar levels.
By Casey Thaler
The Biochemistry of Eating
Truly understanding our health means understanding how food impacts our biochemistry. Learn how both caffeine and sugar affect the biochemistry of health.
By Casey Thaler
Do Low Carb Diets Really Provide Better Weight Loss?
Ketogenic diets are currently one of the hottest wellness trends, but do we need to reduce our carbohydrates that significantly to see health gains? The experts from The Paleo Diet weigh in!
By Casey Thaler
New Diabetes Study: Nutritional Researchers Still Divided on Diet-Based Approaches Part 1
A recent study addresses the current research regarding diet and diabetes. Learn more here, and follow The Paleo Diet for the latest Paleo news and research!
By David Whiteside
Healthy Aging: Increased Awareness of Paleo Diet Implications for Alzheimer’s Is a MUST
Learn how eating a proper diet can help you age better and avoid conditions associated with aging like neurodegeneration.
By David Whiteside
Can the Ketogenic Diet Improve Cancer Therapy?
Ketogenic diets are becoming more and more popular – learn about the potential benefits of a ketogenic diet for cancer patients in today's blog from The Paleo Diet.
By Christopher Clark
The Endurance Training Dilemma – High vs. Low-Carb
Interested in learning more about endurance training on the Paleo Diet? Read The Paleo Diet® blog to find the latest Paleo news, Paleo recipes & more!
By Dr. Marc Bubbs
Does a Ketogenic Diet Extend Life Span?
Read more about a ketogenic diet & the paleo diet. Browse The Paleo Diet® blog to learn more about paleo foods, diet plans, paleo recipes & more today!
By Casey Thaler
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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.