Who knew that a good diet could go so terribly wrong?
Over the past few years, the Paleo Diet has achieved international fame. Dieters around the world snacked on foods that ancient man once ate, hoping to shed pounds and quickly. But a new Australian study published in Nutrition and Diabetes argues the exact opposite. The Paleo diet, the study says, doesn’t help you lose pounds — it helps you gain them. Fast.
For the study, lab animals were fed a steady Paleo diet, comprised of high-fat foods and low carbs. Within two months, the animals gained 15% of their body weight and developed painful diseases. Mice in the study demonstrated increased gluten intolerance, often seen as a precursor to diabetes. Read more…
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