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paleo for teens

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created February 09, 2013 at 9:26 PM

Hi, i am a 14 year old athlete and i workout on top of that. i am mostly paleo but i eat very few grains. it is realy hard eating healthy at my age, but im doung it! is it ok if i eat some whole grains sometimes?

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on February 10, 2013
at 02:53 AM

I'm clearly joking...However, paleo is certainly not how everyone should be eating. Dairy should be everyone's main source of protein. It is the most pro-metabolic food on the planet and is a meal in itself. It is also important not to restrict sugars, which paleo advocates.

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on February 10, 2013
at 02:28 AM

Paleo isn't something someone needs to be "ready" for. It is how everyone is supposed to eat. Did 14 year old cavemen eat differently than everyone else? Nope! If it can be done, paleo should be started as early as possible.

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on February 10, 2013
at 01:41 AM

I wouldn't worry about eating a little bit of grains at your activity level. If you're gluten sensitive or with digestive issues or anything then I'd avoid gluten grains as much as possible.

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on February 09, 2013
at 11:26 PM

Some grains are worse than others but they are never an optimal food to rely on. Humans never evolved to eat grains. They have toxins like sulphuric acid that negatively affect our health. And remember, all plants have fiber!

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on February 09, 2013
at 09:39 PM

Try to avoid gluten as best as you can, but some white rice is alright from time to time!

Keep up the good work!

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on February 10, 2013
at 07:28 AM

^ If you're open-minded, you should watch the documentary "Got the Facts on Milk."

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on February 10, 2013
at 01:38 AM

A huge issue with grains is the gluten, another big issues is anti-nutrients (phytates), and then there is the genetic modification (GM). To my mind, the GM is the worse. It basically increases the anti-nutrients in the grains. Why would that be? Think of it this way... Most grains today are genetically altered to kill insects and pests. Would you drink some insecticide sometimes?

Anti-nutrients do what they sound like. They bind nutrients and carry them out of your body. This kills insects, bugs and smaller animals can only afford to lose so many nutrients. Bigger creatures, like humans, can stand to lose quite a bit of nutrients. But it is probably not a good thing.

Edit to add: Marks Daily Apple - Why Grains Are Unhealthy

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on February 10, 2013
at 01:51 AM

I think you're a bit too young for paleo. At your age, you should stick to SAD for a couple more years. Your body is still growing and may not be ready for paleo just yet. Good luck!

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on February 10, 2013
at 02:28 AM

Paleo isn't something someone needs to be "ready" for. It is how everyone is supposed to eat. Did 14 year old cavemen eat differently than everyone else? Nope! If it can be done, paleo should be started as early as possible.

Ba0268a02c02863642b1394852566ab6

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on February 10, 2013
at 02:53 AM

I'm clearly joking...However, paleo is certainly not how everyone should be eating. Dairy should be everyone's main source of protein. It is the most pro-metabolic food on the planet and is a meal in itself. It is also important not to restrict sugars, which paleo advocates.

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