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What is the paleo diet low carb?

This is one of the main doubts that arise when we speak of the paleo diet. Despite the fact that many people think that the paleo diet is high in proteins and fats, and low in carbohydrates, is totally fake. The paleo diet is not low in carbohydrates.

The paleo diet is a nutritional model based on the evolution that tells you the foods that you should prioritize, you need to take in moderation and that you have to avoid. But always referred to food, not amounts or percentages. For this reason, affirm that the paleo diet is high or low in carbohydrates does not make sense.

As an example, there are 2 diets-ancestral considered paleo, sources of numerous studies, which have a distribution of proteins, fats, and carbohydrates are totally different. Are the diet of the inhabitants of the island of Kitava and the of the Inuit of the North Pole.


Most of the 70% of the diet the kitavanos are carbohydrates (tubers and fruits), while that of the inuit are mostly fats and proteins, and it barely reaches 10% of carbohydrates. But the best thing is that both populations enjoy good health and do not suffer from the typical diseases of western society.

Therefore, what is important is not the distribution of the percentages of what you eat, but what you don't eat.

Image kitaviano: The Kitava Study

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