It is very important to focus on your diet if you want a healthy and disease free life. Your eating habits, and the type of food you consume has considerable impact on your health. In the past few years, there has been a significant increase in the popularity of various nutritional plans and diets. This shows that millions of people are interested in switching over to a healthy diet that provides all essential nutrients, vitamins and minerals to their bodies.
What Is A Paleolithic Diet?
Many health experts now suggest that you can stay healthy by following the eating habits of Cavemen (our ancestors). Palolithic diets take you back to basics and help you in achieving your weight loss goals and a healthy body and mind. It is also known as Blueprint diet, or a hunter-gatherer diet. This diet was conceived with an idea that our ancestors were much healthier and stronger than us. Essentially the diet followed by them was quite different from what we eat today.
What Food Is There In Paleolithic Diets?
Well, there are many versions of Paleo diet that you can try. Most of the Palolithic diets include foods that are easily available. These include fruits, fish, roots, vegetables, meats, and nuts. Meats are mainly sourced from the animals that feed open pastures and live in natural surroundings. Certain food items such as salt, refined sugar, processed oils and grains are excluded from the diet.
In most of the variations, only water is allowed. As for sweeteners, only limited portions of honey can be taken in most of the Palolithic diets. However, some of the plans allow some flexibility and you can easily modify the according to your needs, but few others are much stricter. They not only encourage fasting, but also promote the consumption of raw foods so that you can get all nutrients, vitamins and minerals in their natural form.
Vegetables are also an important part of Blueprint diet, and they are allowed only in raw form. Although vegetables are generally cooked before they are eaten, but only those vegetables that can be consumed in raw form are permitted in Paleo diet.
Almost all kinds of foods are permitted in Palolithic diets, but juices, processed foods, beverages, dried fruits, and refined products are avoided, as they were not consumed by caveman.
Most of the nuts and seeds are also acceptable in Paleo diet. Proteins, natural oils and minerals in nuts make them best components of most of the versions of Palolithic diets. However, all those who are interested in losing weight should avoid such food sources due to their high calorie content.
Diary products are not permitted in Paleo diet. Instead, you can get the required calcium from almonds, and coconut milk. Some oils such as flax seed oils, fish oil, olive oils, and nut oils are permitted in Paleo diet.
The Health Effects Of Paleolithic Diets
Many health experts believe that this diet helps in reducing various health problems such as blood pressure, inflammations, cardiovascular diseases, and also improves the functioning of lungs and liver. It also promotes colon health, and removes constipation, which is the biggest health problem in the US.
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