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Plant-Based Diets

While some choose to go vegan or vegetarian for religious or ethical reasons, it's not always the healthiest way of eating. Even when taking supplements, you’re at risk of becoming deficient in many vitamins and minerals that your body receives from meat, eggs, and fish. While The Paleo Diet® allows for as many fruits and veggies as your body desires, we still recommend eating enough animal protein to meet your body’s nutritional needs.
A woman preps a vegetarian meal in the kitchen
Is a Vegetarian Diet Healthy?
Common health problems of avoiding animal proteins and how to transition back into eating meat, eggs, and fish.
Six artichokes side-by-side from above.
The Best Plant-Based Proteins (That Are Also Paleo)
Interested in eating both vegetarian and Paleo? Here’s everything you need to know about plant-based proteins.
Protein bowl with egg, pickled ginger, mushrooms, bacon, and green onions
Plant Protein vs. Animal Protein: What’s The Difference?
Are plant-based proteins just as good as animal proteins? No, in the debate of plant protein vs animal protein, the science clearly shows that animal proteins are healthier and better sources of protein for several important reasons.
Vegetarian and Vegan Diets, Part 1: Why They Aren’t Healthy
Dr. Cordain discusses the ramifications of following a vegetarian or vegan diet and subsequent devastating effects. Follow a Paleo Diet for optimal health.
Vegetarian and Vegan Diets, Part 2: Fertility Issues
Vitamin B12 deficiencies caused by vegetarian diets can create problems for infants and pregnant women.
Vegetarian and Vegan Diets, Part 3: Other Nutrient Deficiencies
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.
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