The paleo diet or the model of nutrition evolutionary advised to avoid the consumption of dairy, legumes and grains. And with them, any derivative, such as bread or pasta made with wheat flour.
The reasons why it is not recommended consume grains and its derivatives are:
- Have low-density nutritional (the nutrients that give you respect you need).
- Induce high peaks of glucose and insulin in the blood (one of the risk factors of type II diabetes).
- Contain potentially dangerous substances or antinutrients (are the defenses of the grain against external attacks).
- The gluten they contain contributes to the permeability and intestinal inflammation (especially in people with celiac disease).
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, never has amounts or percentages. For this reason, affirm that the paleo diet is high or low in carbohydrates does not make sense.
One of the myths more widespread when talking about the paleo diet, or diet evolutionary is that the life expectancy of the human being in the paleolithic was low, close to 20 years, and it gradually grew thanks to the agricultural revolution and later development of civilization. Which leads to affirm that the human being in the paleolithic era died young. Nothing could be further from the reality.
In the first place, the life expectancy is the average number of years over which lives a population in a given period, that is to say, the average age of the deceased persons. The life expectancy it does not measure the maximum age reached by the longest-lived population, but the average age at which it dies.