Lift Your Paleo Diet Out of the Stone Age With This Simple Tweak

Recently, Low Carb Diets placed first on Everything Zoomer’s list of Diet and Nutrition Myths. It is well warranted since eating low/no carbs can cause digestive issues and because the chemical consequences are not well understood by the general public.

Carbohydrates require more of your body’s water – compared to fat and protein – to process and store. By lowering your carb intake, your body will shed some water weight but this is not the same thing as decreasing your mass (or burning fat).

When practitioners of this diet lose weight, it is most likely because they have improved their diet. By cutting out carb heavy foods, people usually cut out foods high in fat and sugar such as chocolate, pastries, pizza, and soda.

Adults require 21-38 grams of total dietary fibre every day. So if you’re hell bent on staying away from wheat, or simply must stay away, you can still produce some impressive regularity by eating more of the foods on this list:

LEGUMES

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Lentils 1 cup 15.6g
Black Beans 1 cup 15.0g
Baked Beans 1 cup 10.4g
Almonds 1 ounce 3.5g
Pistachio nuts 1 ounce 2.9g

FRUITS

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Raspberries 1 cup 8.0g
Pear 1 medium 5.5g
Apple 1 medium 4.4g
Orange 1 medium 3.1g
Banana 1 medium 3.1g

VEGETABLES

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Green Peas 1 cup 8.8g
Broccoli 1 cup 5.1g
Brussel Sprouts 1 cup 4.1g
Potato with skin 1 small 3.0g
Carrot 1 medium 1.7g

Visit Everything Zoomer to read the entire list of Diet and Nutrition Myths.

PHOTO CREDITS: Liz West, Allen Gottfried, & CookBookMan

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