Recently, there has been an increased curiosity or craze, so to speak, of getting our bodies just right, health-wise. More so, due to the rate at which diseases are springing up every day from poor nutrition and unhealthy lifestyles. Netflix’s health documentaries, among other DOCU films, have been fueling the fire to the already growing concern about health.
It is not unusual, to see different diets and food philosophies coming up every fortnight, in fact, it has become the norm.
And the latest one… The Pegan Diet!
So, what is this new diet everyone is all abuzz about? Pegan diet is a blend of two trendy diets, the Vegan diet, and the Paleo diet. This is where you get to consume vegan meals, basically, plant-based foods only, in combination with Paleo meals, which connotes the Paleolithic age. A diet big on vegetables, a little meat, and eggs with the avoidance of dairy, grains, and legumes and of course, processed foods.
According to Mark Hyman, M.D.,director of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, a recently declared Pegan and creator of the Pegan diet, the idea is to combine the best elements of the vegan and paleo diets while reducing their restrictive strict dietary specifications. As a result, you get a healthier plan that is not only easier to follow but also moderate and gives a more sensible perspective.