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Fat

The technical term for fat is acylglycerol. The name indicates the chemical structure: one or many fatty acids (acyl groups) are linked to an alcohol (glycerol) via an ester bond. Acylglycerols can have one fatty acid (monoglycerides), two fatty acids (diglycerides), or three fatty acids (triglycerides.) Fat is our long-term source of energy and serves as our primary energy storage.

Why We Shouldn't Exclude Fat from Our Diets

There are many types of fatty acids in our diet including monounsaturated and omega-3s and they all play important roles in our body. We need to eat them.

By The Paleo Diet® Team
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
Stanford Study Supports Eating Healthy Fats

A new Stanford study shows that it may not be low-carb or low-fat, but the quality of the fatty acids you’re eating which is a key part of the Paleo Diet

By Trevor Connor, M.S.
How to Achieve Ketogenic Gains with The Paleo Diet
Learn how to achieve ketogenic gains with the paleo diet. Browse The Paleo Diet® blog to learn more about paleo meal plans, food, recipes & more!
By Dr. Marc Bubbs
Pemmican: A Plains Indians Staple Food that Prevented Protein Poisoning
Learn more about the paleo diet & pemmican. The Paleo Diet® is your trusted source for paleo weight loss plans, paleo diet snacks & paleo diet news.
By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
Is Camel’s Milk Paleo?

Is camel’s milk Paleo? Let’s look at how it compares to cow’s milk to see if it would cause the same health problems or if it could be beneficial.

By The Paleo Diet® Team
The End of the Low-Fat Era?

For decades, the US government promoted high-carbohydrate, low-fat diets. With changes to the dietary guidelines on the horizon, is the low-fat era ending?

By Christopher Clark
The Overkill Hypothesis: Why Eating Antelope is Preferable to 500 Squirrels

According to the Overkill Hypothesis, the Pleistocene humans hunted large mammals to extinction. Learn how protein toxicity could be the reason behind it.

By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
Eating the Right Fat

We have a fear of fat, both losing it and eating it. Yet, eating the right balance of real, healthy, unrefined fats can help us lose weight, not gain it.

By Nell Stephenson
Paleo Detractors Half-Baked Criticisms

Public triumphs of Paleo Diet successes continue to threaten the antiquated low fat, high carbohydrate diets still officially endorsed by the government.

By Christopher Clark
Mimicking Hunter-Gatherers Seasonal Dieting Habits

As Paleo Dieters we aim to closely mimic the diet of our hunter-gatherer ancestors in today’s society; a good way to do that is to buy local, fresh food.

By William Lagakos, Ph.D.
Honey: The Sticky Truth

I am often asked whether honey, a common staple in contemporary Paleo Diets, is beneficial. While it’s better than table sugar it’s still mostly fructose.

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 J. 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.