Paleo vs. Vegan Diet

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In today’s video, I’m going to settle the debate of the vegan vs. paleo diet. I’m going to cover the pros and cons of both diets and some of these answers might surprise you.

The paleo diet is one of the most popular diets for crossfit circles and around the country. A paleo diet, aka a “hunter and gatherer diet,” consists of wild-caught meats, fruits, and some vegetables, which is why it’s great for your health. The negative aspect with the paleo diet is that you tend to consume too much meat, in my opinion, along with some toxic animal substances found in pork and shrimp. I also don’t think the form of organic food is pushed enough in the paleo diet. However, if followed the right way, you can achieve weight loss and help with autoimmune disease.

Following the vegan diet allows more minerals, enzymes, and vitamins in your diet. The vegan diet is a raw, plant-based diet that is very beneficial for energy levels, alkalizing your body, and reversing certain diseases. The negative aspect with the vegan diet is eating this way long term. If you eat a vegan diet the majority of your life, you can’t consume vitamin B12, a certain level of amino acids, zinc, vitamin D and other nutrients. Because of this deficiency, if I had to choose between the two diets, I would follow the paleo diet regime.

My personal diet is more of a traditional diet, otherwise known as The GAPS Diet. This diet consists of grass-fed dairy like kefir, a lot of vegetables, and a lot of wild meats, etc.

*This content is strictly the opinion of Dr. Josh Axe, and is for informational and educational purposes only. It is not intended to provide medical advice or to take the place of medical advice or treatment from a personal physician. All viewers of this content are advised to consult their doctors or qualified health professionals regarding specific health questions. Neither Dr. Axe nor the publisher of this content takes responsibility for possible health consequences of any person or persons reading or following the information in this educational content. All viewers of this content, especially those taking prescription or over-the-counter medications, should consult their physicians before beginning any nutrition, supplement or lifestyle program.

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