Most of the popular diet trends are focused on eating greens and food that’s environmentally friendly. Once the choice has been made, it is time for the fun part – meal planning. Less significant meat consumption is the customary diet, but surprisingly, the demand for pork in restaurants has reached a record high.
What do you know about the Paleo Diet? It may sound new to some of you, but it’s sometimes called the “Caveman Diet”. Why? The Paleo Diet tells people to eat the kind of food they consumed during the Paleolithic era. This means your daily nutrition will be composed of added protein, healthy fats, and less significant amounts of carbohydrates. Keep reading for more info about this trendy new diet!
The Father of Paleolithic Nutrition, Loren Cordain, along with Joe Friel, argue that the average American mostly consumes too much refined sugars and cereals, and not enough nutrient-rich raw vegetables and fresh fruits.
A Paleo Diet aficionado advocates eating fresh food instead of having it frozen, prepackaged, or processed. They prefer nuts except for peanuts, seeds, and other low environmental-impact foods. Most vegetarians disapprove of the people who follow the Paleo Diet. However, eating meat has shown evidences of the possibility that it may be more environmentally healthy compared with the vegan substitute. First, we all know that soy is a staple among vegetarians, but its increasing popularity is causing intense deforestation in countries like Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay. In addition, soy is heavily processed. Based on the research conducted by Christopher Weber and H. Scott Matthews, cereals and grains produce more greenhouse gas emissions. Last, cheese can be worse for the environment compared with meats, which includes chicken and pork.
Although I have illustrated all the positive aspects of the Paleo Diet, the best way to make a final judgment is to try the diet. It won’t hurt you! Give it a shot!
James Kim is a guest writer for foodonthetable.com. Food on the Table is a company that provides online budget meal planning services. Their goal is to help families eat better and save money.