1. The Paleo Diet
The paleo diet claims that you should eat the same foods that your hunter-gatherer ancestors ate before agriculture developed.
The theory is that most modern diseases can be linked to the Western diet and the consumption of grains, dairy, and processed foods.
While it's debatable whether this diet really provides the same foods your ancestors ate, it is linked to several impressive health benefits.
How it works: The paleo diet emphasizes whole foods, lean protein, vegetables, fruits, nuts, and seeds, while discouraging processed foods, sugar, dairy, and grains.
Some more flexible versions of the paleo diet also allow for dairy like cheese and butter, as well as tubers like potatoes and sweet potatoes.
Weight loss: Several studies have shown that the paleo diet can lead to significant weight loss and reduced waist size (1, 2, 3, 4). In studies, paleo dieters automatically eat much fewer carbs, more protein, and 300–900 fewer calories per day (1, 2, 3, 4). Other benefits: The diet seems effective at reducing risk factors for heart disease, such as cholesterol, blood sugar, blood triglycerides, and blood pressure (5, 6, 7). The downside: The paleo diet eliminates whole grains, legumes, and dairy, which are healthy and nutritious.
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