Most, if not all of the advice and direction American consumers are given regarding nutrition is confusing, misleading, and often contradicts itself. In the March AARP Bulletin article, Expert Advice You Should Ignore, the questionable advice given by dieticians and trainers alike to "Eat like a Paleolithic era hunter-gatherer" was dismissed. This advice is utter nonsense, especially for those of us who are managing chronic conditions, value heart health, and wish to remain lean and strong over our lifetime. AARP says to be skeptical of such 'wisdom' since the high-protein, high-fat paleo diet may help you lose weight at first, but that's mostly because of the focus on calorie intake that can occur with any new diet. The only diet proven by medical studies to correlate to a longer life with less risk of heart or brain disease is one that's high in unprocessed plant-based foods. As a vegan who is living proof of the benefits of plant-based eating, I couldn't agree more.
Be Well & Nourish! ~ Tiffany