Interesting findings from Academia.
“The evidence suggests that Palaeolithic humans would not have evolved on today’s ‘Paleo’ diet.”
According to the researchers, the high glucose demands required for the development of modern humans’ large brains would not have been met on a low carbohydrate diet. The human brain uses up to 25 per cent of the body’s energy budget and up to 60 per cent of blood glucose.
Its further vindication that the vilification of all carbs by proponents of low carb diets is a big mistake. Healthy carbs from fruit and starchy foods have benefitted humans in the past, and continue to do so today.
The real culprit in todays epidemic of lifestyle diseases like diabetes, obesity, and heart disease is the recent move to a diet dominated by animal foods, which are low in carbs but high in fat. Of course the addition of refined sugar has not helped at all.
This report, as well as masses of practical evidence point to the superiority of a wholefood, plant based diet for health and longevity.
You can find the masses of practical evidence at nutritionfacts.org
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