Are Cashews on the Paleo Diet?


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Cashews and all other nuts are part of the Paleo diet, also known as the Caveman diet and Stone Age diet. The Paleo diet is based on the food groups humans ate during the Paleolithic era, such as meat, fish, wild plants and natural oils.

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Dairy, grains, legumes, processed sugar and other foods not available during the Paleolitihic era are banned. The Paleo diet can be beneficial since it is based primarily on lean meats, vegetables and fruit. Completely eliminating certain food groups, however, can lead to nutritional deficiencies. The high red meat content of the Paleo diet can also increase the risk of heart disease and pancreatic cancer.

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