Friday, 4 January 2013

Paleo Diet:

The Four Essentials Of The Paleolithic Diet You Need To Know
What is the Paleo diet?

Over time the human diet has undergone a lot of evolution starting from the under-cooked and raw foods to medium or rare cooked foods and now in this current era, most of us consume extremely refined and processed food. However, if the effects and side effects of this change in dietary pattern are analyzed over years and now it can be safely established that all the health issues and diseases that we are suffering from, are largely because of the poor quality nutrition we consume.
A lot of people are now reverting back to the old and traditional ways of consuming food, one fairly popular one is Paleo diet that is designed on the ideology of our ancient ancestors who used to live in caves and had no means of preserving food or refining nutrients.

What are the essentials of Paleolithic diet?

The Paleolithic diet consists of all the nutritional constituents that are naturally available on earth and consumed by ancient cave-men who knew nothing about animal husbandry or basic art of agriculture.
  • Paleolithic diet abolishes the consumption of all grains, beans and legumes.
  • Following this diet, you cannot consume any dairy product like milk, ice-cream and yogurt.
  • No sugary, refined or processed food like bakery items, cookies, candies or aerated beverages
  • Any food product that has chemical or preservatives to increase the shelf live is also banned in this diet. This is because most preservatives contain chemicals that may alter normal physiological functioning and may lead to disease (and even cancerous growth) in individuals.

The above list pretty much eliminates a lot of regular dietary components we consume on daily basis. You must be wondering what is it that you can consume being on Paleo diet. Imagine the nutritional sources that were available to the ancient cave-men; which include:
  • Consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables (better if consumed in raw firm). The top ranked Paleo vegetables are the one that require no hard-core cooking like carrots, reddish, tomato and others. Over-cooking destroy nutritional value of vegetables by altering the chemistry of proteins by heat.
  • Consumption of only free-range poultry products (chicken and egg). This refers to any live stock that is not fed hormones or chemicals to enhance growth or to produce more flesh/ milk/ or any other product. In the current times, it is very difficult to get grass-fed meat, which is the natural and organic form of meat.
  • Increasing the consumption of fish more than that of ground beef/ mutton.
  • Healthy choice of oils that include avocado oil, sunflower oil, olive oil and coconut oil. Generally Paleo diet deals with natural oil that does not undergo hydrogenation processes that increases the risk of clogging in cardiac vessels.

How to get started on Paleo diet?
Switching your diet pattern is not easy, so in order to stay consistent on your diet plan, conduct intensive research to weigh all the pros and cons of Paleo diet. It is always great to discuss and share information with your family members, as it will help you to stick to the paleo diet longer. Moreover, always keep the menu diverse in the beginning to keep yourself fixated to the diet.
I am sure you will notice the difference in your overall health within a month of starting paleo diet.
Stay healthy!
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