Unfortunately, it’s not an ideal backup mechanism because arterial plaque also increases your risk for heart and vascular disease. So truly, you’ll want to avoid forcing your body to resort to these measures in the first place, and the way you do that is by feeding it correctly. This is yet another important detail that explains how and why excessive fructose consumption is so detrimental to your health.
As you can see, simply cutting out fructose and grains from your diet effectively eliminates one of the underlying causes of a number of health problems, including:
- Insulin resistance
- High cholesterol
- High triglycerides
… and that’s one of the primary reasons the Paleo and other low-carb diets work so well.
The Case for Moving Like a Hunter-Gatherer Too
Going back to our roots in terms of what we eat is about 80 percent of the battle and subsequent reward in terms of improved health. But there’s a lot to be said about moving like a hunter-gatherer too. Instead of being sedentary for much of the day and then running for an hour on a treadmill, our ancient ancestors combined lots of walking with regular lifting and short bursts of high-intensity activities, and health experts agree that this may be a healthier way to live because this is what your body is “wired” for.