The Paleo diet has been touted as a healthy way to prevent chronic disease, increase energy and lose weight. Experts agree nixing refined carbs and processed foods and eating whole foods is always a good idea and can help you lose weight, but there are other areas where the diet may fall short. Whether you’re a Paleo beginner or long-term devotee, let’s separate fact from fiction on some commonly held Paleo diet beliefs.
1. The Paleo diet is how the cavemen ate. Paleo includes whole foods that our ancestors were eating, but because our food supply is so different it’s definitely not the same.