In Paleolithic period, people don’t have to worry about natural and unnatural foods because everything that was available to them was natural. But, in this 21st century, most foods that are easily available is unnatural or they are altered in some way to make them grow bigger or live longer or some other marketing tactics by food producers to make more money.
Well, the solution is Paleo Diet.
Paleo Diet is completely natural as there is no unnatural food allowed in this diet. Some people consider Paleo diet as 100% safe because it contains foods that are designed for human body.
Paleo Diet is also rich in Fiber. Dietary fiber is important for body because it improves functions of different organs and also reduces the chance of constipation, higher glucose level, higher or lower blood pressure, heart diseases and diabetes. Fiber also helps in losing weight. In fact the low-carb nature of Paleo diet helps in losing weight even quicker than most low-calorie, high-fat, low-fat or another mainstream diet.
Additionally, Paleo diet is also casein and gluten free that protects body from different allergies. According to latest statistics, Casein (found in cheese and diary) and gluten (found in wheat) is responsible for over 90% allergies. By cutting down casein and gluten from your diet you can prevent yourself from different allergies and diseases.
Genetics and Paleo Diet:
Paleo diet may be best for us on genetic level because modern diet put us on risk of many diseases such as heart attack, diabetes, cancer and many others. Diseases that are very common now were rarely available 10,000 years ago.
Modern agriculture techniques launched just before 7000 to 10,000 years ago and the consumption of processed grains and sugary foods was started just 1,500 years ago. Before that there were 1000 generations of hunter-gathers who live on natural foods only and for this reason diseases like cancer, diabetes were relatively unknown.
Fighting Disease and Promoting Good Health:
There are many ‘low-carb’ and ‘low-fat’ diets available but the problem is these diets can easily be fooled with unnatural and unhealthy ‘low-carb’ and ‘low-fat’ foods available in the grocery store. Alternatively Paleo diet encourages healthy eating with natural foods only.
Paleo diet is rich in protein and fiber but reduces the amount of salt that helps in losing weight. Additionally, the vegetables and fruits allowed in Paleo diet fulfill body’s nutrition needs and they are much healthier than foods that are available in vending machines. Although the preparation of vegetables take some time but they contain antioxidants that fight with free radicals and protect body from numerous diseases.
Paleo diet is not fat-free but the fats that are allowed are completely safe and healthy. Even many researches proved fats in Paleo diet helps body to lose weight. For example Paleo diet allows fish which contains vital Omega-3. Omega-3 is essential for balancing Omega-6 and reverse ageing as well.
Another benefit of Paleo diet is that it is more filling. Fiber that is available inside Paleo diet makes body feel fuller for longer period thus saves you from unhealthy snacks.
Burning Fat with Paleo Diet:
Burning fat with Paleo diet is much easier than in other mainstream diets. This is because Paleo diet reduces the amount of carbohydrates in your diet leading your body into Ketosis state.
In Ketosis state you will stay away from hunger pains and your body will start burning stored fat instead of glucose for energy. Ketosis increases rate of metabolism and makes your body to burn fat faster. Once your body is converted in Ketosis state, it is relatively easy for you to stick in this state with the help of Paleo Diet.
By limiting sugary foods and focusing more on proteins will help you to stay in ketosis state. In Ketosis state, it is possible to consume same number of calories on carbohydrate diet but still lose weight. However, to keep body stay in Ketosis state, one should consume 50 grams or less of carbohydrates daily.
Fats contain in the Paleo diet helps in burning fat, avoiding hunger pain and more importantly make you feel fuller for the long time. Additionally, the proteins sources that are allowed in Paleo diet digest slowly than carbohydrates and make you feel fuller for longer period. The less hungry you are, the easier it will be to stick on healthy Paleo recipes and avoid yourself from any snacks in sight.
Incorporating Paleo Diet into a Healthy Lifestyle:
In 2008 there were very few Paleo recipes available over the internet but now there are thousands of completely natural Paleo recipes available that make it easy for one to start Paleo diet. There are lots of benefits of Paleo diet and one of such is increase level of energy. There is Paleo recipes cookbook that is known as PaleoHacks Paleo Cookbook in which you will find tasty, easy and energy-boosting recipes (Read review on this Paleo recipe cookbook at this page).
Paleo diet increases energy and help you to fight against diseases and illness. With the help of increased energy many people are now taking part in activities that they never thought about such weight training, intense workout and taking part in marathon.
Adopting Paleo Lifestyle:
Overeating, unhealthy foods, lack of sleep and insufficient activity all leads to overweight and obesity. If you are serious about your health than I would like you to adopt Paleo diet with the lifestyle our ancestors have. This means incorporating low level of exercising such as walking, biking and swimming.
Keep in mind our ancestors don’t have cars so they walk slowly all day long to gather food. However, it seems very unlikely to walk slowly for long hours because of our busy schedule but we can surely avoid using lifts, walk down local market on foot and enjoy hiking with our friends. All these little and fun activities help greatly in losing weight.