Many scientists believe that human bodies are still best adapted
to so-called stone age food, and researchers at Lund University,
Sweden, set out to discover whether this is true. Dr. Staffan
Lindeberg, spokesman for the researchers, said his group began by
taking note that there are human populations today still eating
hunter-gatherer diets in Papua New Guinea and other isolated
locations, and that in these places there is a remarkable absence
of cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
In the new study, the researchers compared 14 patients who followed
a Paleolithic diet for three months with 15 patients who followed a
Mediterranean diet which is considered the healthiest modern
diet made up of whole-grain cereals, low-fat dairy, fruits,
vegetables, and refined fats. The Paleolithic group, in addition to
eating only lean meats, fruits, fish, etc., also avoided salt, dairy
foods, and grains. At the beginning of the study, all of the
participants, according to the researchers, had increased blood
sugar after carbohydrate intake (glucose intolerance), and most of
them had overt diabetes type 2. In addition, all had been diagnosed
with coronary heart disease.
After 12 weeks, the blood sugar rise in response to carbohydrates in
the Paleolithic groups was markedly lower (-26%), while it was about
the same in the Mediterranean group (-7%). At the end of the study,
all of the Paleolithic patients had normal blood glucose.
The conclusion of the research is clear, according to Dr. Lindeberg:
If you want to prevent or treat diabetes type 2, it may be more
efficient to avoid some of our modern foods than to count calories
or carbohydrates. So simple, a caveman can do it.
In essence this new research shows that do not use grains, no dairy
products and no processed foods (flakes, chips, processed salt) eat
whole foods like potatoes, sweet potatoes, corn flour, brown rice
and you will recover from diabetes and heart disease, loose fat