Ep 270 – The Biggest Paleo Diet Mistake

The Biggest Paleo Mistake

Man I love the Paleo Diet!  It preaches whole foods, lean meats, lots of veggies, and has an anti-inflammatory approach to healing from the inside out.  Not to mention they preach movement, exercise, etc.

Straight shooting right now there is ONE big mistake I see within Paleo and that is SUGAR!  While many sugars are considered added and you should avoid in Paleo, they do not shun or discourage honey or black strap molasses.

So whats the big deal?

Sugar is sugar and in the Paleo diet we use good quality foods but then add a bunch of sugar to make them more tasty and palatable.  The end problem is that even though we get more micronutrients from “Healthier” sugar, the same metabolic effect occurs from the stimulation of sugar.  This spikes our blood sugar levels, insulin levels, and can lead to metabolic syndrome, cancer, diabetes, etc.

Now I am not saying that some is not good for you but I am just saying in the Paleo diet I see too many people go overboard on the use of “natural sugar.”  Try and set a limit for your daily sugar intake (added sugar) to about 20-30 grams per day and see how your health changes.


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