The paleo diet is widely considered a low carbohydrate regimen as it reduces the consumption of this compound. Carbohydrates or glucose are good sources of energy so they are called energy providers. The next video expands upon the topic of carbohydrates in a paleo diet. How active one’s lifestyle is should appropriately match one’s carbohydrate intake. For an athlete, carbohydrates are essential for everyday activity so they should proportionately increase their consumption of glycaemic content. For a heavy trainer, a higher proportion of carbohydrates will have to be consumed. Refined or processed carbohydrates lacking in nutritional value are not recommended.