Eat like a caveman? Health experts wary of the high-protein Paleo diet
Eat like a caveman? Health experts wary of the high-protein Paleo diet | The Montgomery Advertiser | montgomeryadvertiser.com
I'm not sure how the dietitian makes out 22% to 40% carbohydrate[*] (Cordain's recommendations in The Paleo Diet) to be very low carb, but never mind. Unfortunately, she doesn't say which "nutrients, vitamins and minerals" it's low in and how she's determined that.“I would describe it as a very low-carb diet and low in a lot of nutrients, vitamins and minerals,” said Angie Scheetz, registered dietitian and wellness coordinator at the National Institute for Fitness and Sport. “It’s not something I would recommend.”
It seems a little sad to me that we live in a public culture where it's possible to make potentially damaging statements about something, and thereby perhaps affect public perceptions and discourse, in an offhand manner without feeling one needs to establish what the truth is or substantiate what one claims.
[*] Of course Cordain is hedging his bets (and perhaps trying to keep clear blue water between himself and the low-carb movement) and seemed to me to more-or-less to admit in the interview with Eenfeldt that if you follow his recommendations so far as food selection goes it's actually hard to get above 25% of calories of carbohydrate.