How the proponents of the paleo diet have always won the debate over the critics because the critics’ facts are not solid, are not scientific and are baseless:
If you’re unacquainted with this popular eating plan, the paleo diet (also known as the “Caveman Diet”) prescribes a pattern of eating that mirrors the way your forefathers ate back in the day.
“Although in theory, this may seem like a sensible eating plan, particularly, when removing salt and sugar, it has removed several recommended foods like milk and grain. The foods offer nutritional value, such as calcium, vitamin D, magnesium and phosphorus in milk and B vitamins, fibers and antioxidants in feed,” says Joy Dubost, an authorized nutritionist and a spokesperson for the Academy of Nourishment and Dietetics.
Lisa Sassoon, an authorized nutritionist and assistant clinical professor of nutrition at NYU, agrees. “There’s no real study behind it either. And it removes factors that do have study behind them: feed, legumes and low-fat milk.”
That study has shown that nutritional value in legumes, whole feed and milk help reduce one’s risk of osteoporosis and cardiac arrest, reduce blood vessels stress
levels, and maintain a proper and balanced bodyweight, according to Dubost.
Critics of the paleo diet also argue that proponents of the paleo diet resist progress. The critics argue that the adoption of agriculture was the greatest milestone humanity has achieved. In their argument, critics stress that the domestication of plants and crops allowed humanity to have profusion of food and helped human civilizations from going extinct.
Proponents of the paleo diet waste no time rebuffing the previous critics’ argument as baseless. In their counterargument, proponents of the paleo diet contend that practitioners of the paleo diet do not resist progress. On the contrary, practitioners of the paleo diet go often to the supermarket and buy black berries, cultivated avocados, domesticated apples, kale and herbs. Most paleo diet practitioners don’t own orchards nor do they own parcels of land to cultivate their own fruits. They can’t find avocados to consume in the wilderness. In their disagreement of the critics’ accusation about resisting progress, proponents of the paleo diet contend that it is totally baseless to label a group of people who go to the same supermarket with the rest of society as progress fighters just because they don’t buy any grains, processed oils, and processed juices from the supermarket!
As a matter of fact, the proponents of the caveman diet go into depth explaining the actual root of the problem that lies in the lack of genetic adaptation and not in the adoption of agriculture itself.
Proponents of the caveman diet say:
“Agriculture by itself is not the main cause of today’s diseases and soaring human stress levels. It is the rise of agriculture and industrialization in the last 200 years that has caused the emergence of some harmful foods if processed the wrong way and if used to replace beneficial foods like lean meat. Humans are not genetically adapted to such harmful foods. Hence, the abundance of diseases, obesity and stress in our today’s modern world. A perfect example is the starchy vegetable “potato”.