Paleo Diet for Beginners The Beginner's Guide to the Paleo Diet
What is Paleo Diet? Paleo, short for paleolithic, is an aggregate term describing a collection of dietary and fitness guidelines that are developed based on theories of human evolution. It covers names like Caveman Diet, Stone Age Diet, Evolutionary Fitness, Primal Blueprint, and Ancestral Health. A Paleo diet, being relatively low in carbohydrates, is in some regards similar to the Atkins Diet or the South Beach Diet.
You on Paleo
You on SAD (Standard American Diet)
Principles of Paleo Diets ●
Avoid sugar, high fructose corn syrup, and refined seed and vegetable oils as these are not available in nature, and only become available after heavy industrial processing.
Avoid grains (particularly wheat), legumes (particularly soy), and starchy tubers (such as potatoes) as these foods cannot be eaten raw.
Prefer grass-fed and grass-finished beef over grain-fed beef.
Prefer pasture-raised poultry over conventionally raised poultry.
Natural fats like butter , coconut oil , lard , and tallow are generally considered neutral but superior to refined seed and vegetable oils.
Benefits of Paleo Diets ●
Reduction of body fat percentage and increase in muscle mass with no change in exercise.
Reduction of fasting blood glucose levels, in some cases allowing for the elimination of diabetes medication.
Reduction in triglyceride levels and increase in HDL levels, in some cases allowing for the elimination of cholesterol medication.
Reduction in blood pressure, in some cases allowing for the elimination of blood pressure medication.
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