Sunday, June 14, 2015

Paleolithic Diet

The Paleolithic Diet - also known as the paleo diet or caveman diet, is a diet based on the food our ancient ancestors might have eaten, such as meat, nuts and berries, and excludes foods to which they likely wouldn't have had access, like dairy.
Proponents claim that human metabolism has been unable to adapt fast enough to handle the foods that have become available to us such as grain, legumes, and dairy, and in particular the high-calorie processed foods.
Proponents claim that modern humans' inability to properly metabolize these comparatively new types of food has led to modern-day problems such as obesity, heart disease, and diabetes. They claim that followers of the Paleolithic diet may enjoy a longer, healthier, more active life.
The diet consists of protein and non-starchy fruits and vegetables. Foods not allowed on the paleo diet are dairy products, grains, for example wheat, rye, canary seed, and barley, which make it a gluten-free diet, legumes, for example beans and peanuts,
processed oils, refined sugar, salt and neither alcohol nor coffee is considered.

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