What Is The Paleo Diet?
Eat lots of lean meats, fresh fruits, and vegetables•
A Paleo diet, also known as paleolithic diet or caveman diet, is all about natural foods to help achieve great health and a perfect physique. The human body evolved for more than 2 million years with the food found in nature: game meat, fish, vegetables, wild fruits, eggs and nuts. The human race was thriving on this diet high in animal fat and proteins and low in carbohydrates, but things changed when we introduced unnatural foods to our bodies. Foods that are okay to eat on the Paleo diet include lean meats, seafood, eggs, fish, vegetables, fruit nuts and seeds, and healthy fats. Foods to avoid; sugar, refined processed foods, grains, beans and dairy.
The ground rules are as follows:
All the lean meats, fish, and seafood you can eat
All the fruits and vegetables you can eat
No cereals or grains
No dairy products
No processed foods
The seven keys of the Paleo diet according to Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
Eat a relatively high amount of animal protein compared to that in the typical American diet.
Eat fewer carbohydrates than most modern diets recommend, but eat lots of good carbohydrates from fruits and vegetables, not from grains or refined sugars.
Eat a large amount of fiber from nonstarchy fruits and vegetables.
Eat a moderate amount of fat, with more good (monounsaturated and polyunsaturated) fats than bad (saturated) fats, and nearly equal amounts of omega 3 and omega 6 fats.
Eat foods with a high potassium content and low sodium content.
Eat a diet with a net alkaline load.
Eat foods rich in plant phytochemicals, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
The seven keys optimize health, minimize the risk of chronic disease, and cause excess weight to melt away. This is the way we’re genetically programmed to eat.
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