So a new label has come into being originating from Dr. Mark Hyman and it’s the joining of Paleo and Vegan diets.
Whoa! Didn’t think you’d be able to join those two together as I thought that Paleo needed meat, but apparently not. Go figure!
His article is a very interesting read, and, if you’re into nutrition then I’d suggest you read it –
- Vegan and Paleo are very similar as both focus on real, whole, fresh food that is sustainably raised.
- Both shun dairy.
- Paleos do not eat legumes or grains – Vegans do.
- Paleos do eat meat – Vegans don’t.
Beans are great, but again, stick to small amounts – about 1 cup a day is ample – (more than I’d eat.)
Just as an aside: Wild rice should be a staple for all vegetarians and vegans. One cup cooked delivers lots of iron, protein, fiber, magnesium, zinc, and manganese. You’ll also get 156mg Omega 3 while only taking in 195mg of Omega 6.
Sorry, had to get that off my chest. Back to Dr Hyman.
He says “…Looking at the research it is easy to get confused. Vegan diet studies show they help with weight loss, reverse diabetes and lower cholesterol. Paleo diets seem to do the same thing….”
From what I can glean from his article, he’s saying that a vegan diet is fabulous, but if you don’t want to go vegan then a little bit of Paleo added to it works too = Pegan.
|THAT’S A VEGGIE BURGER THERE = PEGAN!|
All the above has been written from a dietary point of view only …. being vegan encompasses more than just diet and, even if you go vegan for health reasons, you’ll soon discover just how much the animals and planet are benefiting from your choice.
Personally I will stick with being vegan.