So simple a caveman could do it? That’s the philosophy behind what you eat on the paleo diet. Sometimes referred to as the caveman diet, the basic meal plan leaves out all processed foods and also the vast majority of grains.
The logic behind this move is that although grains do indeed deliver a great deal of nutritional efficiency (tiny grains of wheat can expand into substantial foods like breads), they are complicated for the body to break down. By eating whole foods and avoiding processed food your body can digest more efficiently leading to increased energy and overall well-being. Now, who wouldn’t go for that?
The key here is to eat as our ancestors did so you will want to keep it simple. On the Paleo diet, you should eat meat, fish, eggs, vegetables, fruits, berries and tubers like potatoes or yams. Healthy fats like olive, coconut, and avocado oil along with salt and natural spices are good to season your meals with. When selecting these items try to choose organic, grass-fed, or free-range. The least processed option is optimal.
Those with gluten allergies can relate to the digestive discomfort that comes from grain-based foods – mild to moderate intestinal cramping, gas, bloating. Remove the gluten, remove the illness. Likewise, casein and other compounds found in dairy are also absent from the paleo diet – removing another large source of food allergies. What gets left in the diet are proteins, vegetables, and other earth-based foods which deliver superior nutrition and a low glycemic index, which helps regulate blood sugar, energy levels and body weight.
Yes, the diet is profoundly low carb, but it is not NO-carb, which is a small-but-important distinction in both adopting and sticking with the diet long term. Over time, those on the paleo diet report a general improvement in overall wellness, with better lipid levels, improved condition of skin and hair, better sleep and increased mental focus. Sounds like the cavemen were actually far ahead of their time. what you eat on the paleo diet
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