New Study Proves the Paleo Diet Is Total Bullsh*t

The paleo diet revolves around the concept that we should eat like our more primitive ancestors did, meaning lots of animal protein and very little carbs. But it turns out that our ancient ancestors loved themselves some starches, Quartz reports.

In a study published in the Quarterly Review of Biology, researchers from Spain, Australia, and the U.K. write that starch was a key nutrient for humans way back when. That’s because our brains were growing like crazy back then and carbs were key to get the brain glucose and boost our metabolisms. Though it’s possible to get glucose from other sources, the most efficient way to do so is through good old carbohydrates.

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