You may have never thought of eating like a cave dweller before, yet as a runner, you've probably heard of the Palo Diet. And the Paleo Diet, put simply, is a lot like the diet of our ancient ancestors. In recent years, there has been increased discussion of the Paleo Diet and its health benefits, especially for long-distance runners or others who work out intensely.
It turns out there are arguments on both sides of the fence. Many say there are unquestioned endurance benefits that come with following a Paleo diet. Others aren't so sure, and there are those who say the diet lacks in the nutrients that are essential to long-distance runners.
Of course, all of it adds up to the one burning question…does it work for runners, or not? Let’s look at some of the basics.