The star made the comments during an interview with Plant Based News
In this exclusive video with Plant Based News, Rich Roll shares his opinion on ketogenic diets
The extreme athlete – labelled the ‘world’s fittest vegan’ by Men’s Health magazine, spoke about diet during an interview with PBN Founder Klaus Mitchell.
According to Roll, the ketogenic diet is ‘undeniably popular’ right now, having just permeated the mainstream consciousness.
He says: “What’s interesting is observing how many people who are former paleo people have adopted this ketogenic approach to their diet.
“I find this curious because the paleo movement has its roots in ancestral living – ‘how do we live…more in alignment with the planets and nature.
“What’s odd, is that to me, eating a ketogenic diet seems to be in contradiction to that.”
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Rich Roll went on to talk about the possible long-term impact of eating a keto diet, admitting that there are still studies that have to be conducted.
He added: “I can’t help but believe that eating tremendous amounts of animal products, animal protein, and saturated fat, is going to have a significant detrimental impact on people’s health five, 10, 15, 20 years from now.
“All the people I’ve had on my podcast – doctors, nutritionists and the like – have pretty unanimously indicated that this is not a healthy way to live your life.”
You can watch the full video on YouTube here