Just like anything new that works, somebody has to find something negative to say about it and this is true with the Paleo diet too. The Paleo way of eating is probably the healthiest diet right now and because people aren’t used to that way of eating, they are hesitant and leery about it. Anything different and new can take time to be accepted by the masses.
But we want to dispel 10 of the myths that have been going around regarding the Paleo diet.
You Don’t’ Get The Nutrients You Need
Paleo is naturally nutritional and is a remedy that is perfect for the body because it is full of the essential fats, minerals, and vitamins it needs. As it floods the body with the good stuff, it floods the toxins out.
You Don’t’ Get Enough Calcium
Calcium can be received in more ways than consuming it from cow by-products. Other calcium sources that work just as well without causing the side effects are as follows:
· Bok choy
· Greens: collard, mustard and turnip
· Seaweed like dulse & kelp
Different Sources of Fat
· Nut butters
· Nuts such as almonds, Brazil, cashews, and chestnuts
Dates, Figs, Olives
You Can Develop Heart Disease
In 2012, the results of an analysis from 21 different studies shows that there was not any relationship between heart disease and the intake of fat of over 300,000 people in a 14 year period. The best way to prevent heart disease is to skip the cheap and tasteless vegetable oils like corn oil, safflower oil, soybean, and sunflower oil as well as margarine.
You Can’t Drink Again
Drinking is not good for the liver, which should be enough reason not to drink. In regards to Paleo observance, you call your own shots on this topic. The occasional alcoholic beverage is fine.
The Food for Paleo Is Weird
The Paleo-approved bone broths and organ meats are out of the ordinary and that’s what makes them weird to people. For centuries, bone broth & organ meats were used for medicinal purpose. The fresh fruits and vegetables, healthy fats, lean meats, nuts, seafood and seeds in Paleo aren’t out of the ordinary at all. We’ve just become accustomed to packaged, processed, refined, and sugary foods today.
Paleo Is Expensive
In comparison to the normal nutritionally void junk food, yes, Paleo is expensive. Remember you get what you pay for. Meaning you buy cheap, you’ll have cheap health. Spend a little more and live longer.
Habits Are Too Hard To Change
Eating Paleo is harder than going through a fast-food drive-thru or ordering a pizza. But suffering from heart disease, or worse, is harder.
There Is Too Much Protein
Paleo is not a diet of high protein. It is a diet that is well-balanced and follows the recommended amount of protein. Of all the foods we have, the most basic and prehistoric is meat and when it is consumed in balanced portions with the other macronutrients such as carbs and fat, your body will do fine.
Your Cholesterol Will Skyrocket!
The common assumption of eating cholesterol raises your blood levels. The truth of the matter is the B vitamin choline that is found in eggs actually transport cholesterol and keeps it out of the bloodstream.
This Is Just One More Low-Carb Diet
Paleo is lower in carbs naturally. It is focused on balance, density of nutrients and quality of food as well as becoming more aware of how your body is affected by food.