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 cross fit circles and around the country. A paleo diet, aka a “hunter and gatherer diet”, consists of wild caught meats, fruits, 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 that I follow 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.

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21 Replies to “Paleo vs. Vegan Diet”

  1. driftwud1978

    with the benefits you can get from vegan diet, like reversing some diseases, alkalanizing the body, and losing weight, and more energy? those are the things we need to stay healthy human beings. vit. b12 wont matter if you can get those major benefits from the vegan diet. why prefer paleo, when it will cause higher cholesterol, fats that causes diabetes, hypertension and heart disease, kidney failure. i know most of those who prefer paleo are not yet ready to take the social sacrifices by being vegan. tendency is, since meat eating is the mainstream these days and is the most socially acceptable, they wont have a hard time being with friends and family's usual diet practice and just continue with their usual lifestyle of meat eating.. since eating meat wont make paleos guilty they will probably take it as their usual diet. what you get are those diseases i mention in the long run…"the fat you eat is the fat you wear"

  2. liutasx

    Both are bad and extreme. Both groups refuse to use healthy products on based on their religious believes and reasons for don't use products comes after.
    Both are rigid.

  3. Padraic loingsigh

    this video is bullshit. go vegan, eat starchy foods and leafy greens. anyone who mentions dietary protein is talking or his ass. do some fucking research you ignorant ass! lol lol lol lol lol lol. such a hack!

  4. Trever Bull

    A whole foods plant based diet is more paleo than the paleo diet lol!! Paleolithic people consumed as much as 100g of fiber a day. I eat a whole foods plant based diet getting around 75g daily not a chance in hell paleo diet people are close.
    http://www.nature.com/ejcn/journal/v51/n4/pdf/1600389a.pdf

    The number one cause of death in our country are not deficiencies its excessive consumption of negatives like refined sugars, oils, all the toxins that bio-accumulate in animals, and with cholesterol and saturated fat the human body makes all that we need. The U.S. averages over 1,670 deaths from heart attacks each day 25% of all death in U.S. lets talk these problems first before worrying about deficiencies. Secondly Almost 40% of the U.S. population is deficient in vitamin B12 according to a recent study from Tufts University in Boston And only 5% of U.S. population is vegan or vegetarian so that clearly shows that it is something you should watch no matter what vegan or not and it should not hold any standing on whether your willing to go vegan or not.

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20019285
    A large assemblage of starch granules has been retrieved from the
    surfaces of Middle Stone Age stone tools from Mozambique, showing that
    early Homo sapiens relied on grass seeds starting at least 105,000 years
    ago, including those of sorghum grasses.
    Starch grains on human teeth reveal early broad crop diet in northern Peru
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19066222
    Processing of wild cereal grains in the Upper Palaeolithic revealed by starch grain analysis
    http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v430/n7000/full/nature02734.html

  5. chipmunk14sw

    Many people who consume meat are also deficient in vitamin B12… I will leave you with this: The longest-lived societies in history — such as the Hunzas in central Asia, the Abkhazians in southern Russia, the Vilcambans in the Andes of South America, and the Okinawans in Japan — all ate very little animal products but were not completely vegan. As we drift considerably up from the occasional use of animal products, to include animal products in significant amounts, we see evidence that more heart disease and most cancers become more prevalent.

  6. Joe Blow

    The stated premise of this video where the speaker arrogantly states "I’m going to settle the debate of the vegan vs paleo diet," is so ignorant on it's face. That aside, nutritional yeast provides Vitamin B, and mushrooms provide Vitamin D.

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