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Health Summit
Friday, June 5, 2020  |  3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Open to Conference Attendees Only

Deconstructing Keto and Paleo Diets


Keto and paleo diets are currently viewed by many as the answer to our health crisis. Both keto and paleo have hit #1 on Google search for diets. The keto diet is the most extreme of all low-carb diets, with less than 5% of energy coming from carbohydrates, and at least 75% from fat. The Paleo diet is the least extreme of the low-carb diets, with about 20% of calories from carbohydrates, and about 50% of calories from fat. However, it provides about 30% of calories from protein, with a huge emphasis on animal protein. Foods widely perceived as healthful, like legumes and whole grains, are eliminated in both diets. Brenda Davis, RD examines the claims of the keto and paleo movements – the pluses, minuses, and the broader implications of these popular dietary trends.