I love how I feel on paleo I have coeliacs and a dairy intolerance but man is it hard to get enough calories in.
I mean it seems like there is some serious justification to the diet (though it's not for me, I like pasta way too much), but the whole "cause that's what our ancestors ate" argument always comes across as BS for this reason.
If you go back far enough, sure, but carbs have been a big part of the human diet for a long damn time.
Yeah I don't really care what my ancestors ate ten thousand years ago. I just want to eat what's best for me and my gut now. There's alot of evidence saying that meat/vegies/fruit/fat is the way to go
And grains/legumes/dairy and sugar/processed food are inflammatory and contain anti nutrients that affect our health and mood
>And grains/legumes/dairy and sugar/processed food are inflammatory and contain anti nutrients that affect our health and mood
most people are lactose intolerant and shouldn't have dairy, but for others who aren't it's perfectly fine. those antinutrients have been shown in some studies to help prevent cancer and kidney stones. sugar is fine in proper amounts but most people consume 10-20x the amount they should every single day.
Yeah I only eat sugar from fruit. Apparently the fructose slows down the insulin spike and metabolism of the glucose contained within
Low sugar is not for me, keep it under 80 grams a day imo
Personally for me it's about priorities.
Yes I want to be _reasonably_ healthy, so I avoid excessive carbs and try to get more meat/veggies/beans/etc in my diet. That said, a lot of really good food is loaded with carbs, and food being one of the basic pleasures of life I'm willing to trade a little bit of health for it.
Fermented dairy in moderation is good, especially grass-fed. Same goes for whey. Some cheeses in moderation can also be beneficial.
Ancient grains also have some benefit but I agree wheat in general is overrated. Rice is preferred.
Non-dogmatic paleo is best.