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Paleo Vegan

Low-carb, high-fat diets are the complete opposite of other plant-focused diets, with about 30%+ protein and 30%+fat consumed daily. Although plant-based, low-carb, high-fat foods may not be as damaging as eating animals and animal products, a paleo-keto approach has negative long-term health consequences. Paleo diets are based on achieving a state of ketosis - a process that happens when the body doesn’t have enough carbs to burn for energy, and instead burns fat and creates ketones used for alternative fuel. Ketosis requires eating a lot of vegetable oils, fats, and non-carbohydrate proteins. Because a majority of  life-promoting plant foods have carbs, this approach is challenging for paleo vegans.

Paleo diets can be successful for weight loss and lowering A1C blood sugar in the short-term. Health experts agree that a high-fat, excessive-protein, fiber-poor, and low-nutrient diet is harmful to overall health and should only be tried with caution. As well, studies have shown long-term damage on this regimen. Side note: too many 'experts' funded by powerful meat, dairy, egg, fish, poultry, pork, seafood, Big Ag, Big Medicine, Big Pharma, Big Education, and Public Policy interests have a lot to gain from people eating animals, animal products, and getting sick. 

Paleo-keto diets also come with the added long-term damage from being in a constant state of ketosis and depriving the brain and body of complex carbs (the most vital energy source, especially for brain health). Also, a true Paleolithic diet wasn’t low in carbohydrates. Based on anthropological research, estimates are that pre-agricultural people got about 45 to 55 percent or more of their calories from carbs.

Cookhouse Hero asks you to consider this: Decades of evidence-based research win out over twisted marketing campaigns, food lobbies, best-selling authors, celebrities, and so-called health gurus. Long-term, be cautious with this. 

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