The Paleo diet is not a well-balanced diet, but rather an imbalanced one, states a new study from the University College London in the UK. Contrary to the famous belief, the study also claims that the diet can lead to several bodily complications.
The study, titled "The Importance of Dietary Carbohydrates in Human Evolution," has poked a hole in the Paleo diet's most basic concept: that early humans did not eat carbs. According to Robb Wolf, the only foods in the Paleo diet are: fruits, vegetables, lean meats, seafood, nuts & seeds, and healthy fats.
AdvertisementThe diet supporters believe the caveman diet boosts the energy levels of the body and helps stimulate the brain.
However, researchers have discovered that cavemen did have a source of starch during their time. They claim that cavemen actually relied on starchy plants for carbs, which coincidentally helped their brains grow faster.
The researchers also found that cavemen tended to avoid certain carbohydrates.
Moreover, the digestive tracts of cavemen were much bigger compared to ours and as a result, they were not able to properly digest food that we eat today for sustenance.
Furthermore, their bigger digestive tract most likely forced them to depend on starchy plants as a source of carbs.
The researchers conclude that there have been several changes to the human body since the Stone Age. Hence, the Paleo Diet is not suitable for human bodies of today.