Ethnic and paleolithic diet: where do they stand in inflammation alleviation? A discussion
journal contributionposted on 2017-12-01, 00:00 authored by S Patel, Hafiz SuleriaHafiz Suleria
The current food options, especially in the Western countries, are acidogenic, which reduce extracellular pH and perturb ionic homeostasis. The acidity-activated enzymes mediate a large panel of chronic and acute diseases. To quell the morbidities and mortalities associated with the metabolic syndromes, nonpharmacologic approaches are preferred. Dietary interventions are critical in this regard. Among the array of dietary patterns, paleo diet has garnered much attention in the last decade. This diet rich in phytochemicals and unsaturated fatty acids is deemed wholesome for the body. Several studies have proven this claim, yet their nutritional adequacy for all age groups is contentious. The popularity of ethnic foods is rising; but their nutrition and safety position can vary. Although some of them are close to paleo food, some are unhealthy. This review explores the mechanism by which paleo diet restores homeostasis of the body and how its inherent nutritional deficiency can be amended with conventional diet, by the formulation of personalized diet. This compilation is expected to be insightful for dietary optimization.