The paleo diet is one of the fundamental diet approaches influenced by the way the cavemen used to eat (pictures never show fat cavemen). This is why the paleo diet is also known as cavemen diet, stone age diet or hunter-gatherers diet. It merely suggests eating like the cavemen did. The thought process behind this usually comprises of eating whole, unprocessed foods just like our ancestors did.
There really is no right or wrong way of following a paleo diet plan. Our ancestors ate what was best available during that time. It’s eating foods in the freshest form which is suitable for health.
It’s believed that the paleo diet puts the body more in line with the evolutionary genes that shaped our body. It reduces the body’s glycemic load and has a very healthy ratio of unsaturated to saturated fatty acids.
Research claims that if you go paleo, then you can ward off many chronic diseases like diabetes, arthritis, heart attack and cancer. If you’re following a paleo diet, it means you can eat…
- Nuts, herbs, spices and seeds
- Healthier oils, including olive oil and coconut oil
And obviously, you outlaw some of the processed foods like
- Refined sugar
- Refined vegetable oils, such as canola
There’s, however, no hard and fast rule when it comes to a paleo diet. You can eat a low carb diet of lean meat or a high carb diet high in fiber.
If you feel you can benefit from this basic, and straightforward diet plan, then here are some recipes you may want to try.