GAPS Diet & Nutrition,  The GAPS Diet

GAPS vs Paleo Part 2

I’m comparing the GAPS Diet (what we’re on) and the Paleo Diet, and also the Standard American Diet (SAD). This is part 2 (there are a lot of things to compare!). You can see Part 1 here. Below, I list the resources I read to find these answers.



Fats

GAPS

 

You will see faster recovery if you eat animal fats.

 

Saturated fats are heart protectors.

Fat does not make you fat, carbohydrates cause obesity.

Paleo

 

Avoid Saturated Fats (from dairy, eggs, meat).*

Saturated fats have "little or no association with heart disease risk."****

SAD

Avoid saturated fats.

Meat

GAPS

Eat often.

Avoid processed meats and meats cured with sugar.

Paleo

Eat only lean meats

SAD

Eat 5 to 6 ounces of lean protein (meat or beans) every day. So, 5 or 6 eggs, or 1 chicken breast, but not both in 1 day. 

Corn

GAPS

Avoid

Paleo

Avoid

SAD

A vegetable

Eggs

GAPS

Unless there is a clear allergy, eggs should be an important part of the diet.

Children should consume 2 to 6 per day.

Adults should consume 4 to 8 per day.

Paleo

 

Limit consumption to 6 per week. Eat only eggs that are enriched with "Omega 3"*

freely enjoyed****

Can cause trouble for people with autoimmune diseases. Don’t eat every day, but no upper limit on consumption.*****

 

SAD

One egg per day won’t increase your risk of heart disease. 

Potatoes and other starchy vegetables

GAPS

Avoid at least 2 years, or until healed. 

Paleo 

 

Avoid*

Sweet potatoes may be enjoyed in moderation****

 

SAD

Some of the veggies to consume at least 2 1/2 cups of every day. 



 

Sources:

*The Paleo Diet: Lose Weight and Get Healthy by Eating the Foods You Were Designed to Eat

**Gut and Psychology Syndrome

***GAPS Website

****The Primal Blueprint: Reprogram your genes for effortless weight loss, vibrant health, and boundless energy (Primal Blueprint Series)

*****The Paleo Solution: The Original Human Diet

******Choose My Plate

*******Everyday Paleo

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