Paleo (Caveman) Diet
The Paleo Diet, (also known as the Caveman Diet), is a modern nutritional diet imitating the food humans consumed during the Paleolithic era, which was about 10,000 years ago. It means eating anything we could find and hunt, like fishes, meats, nuts, seeds and vegetables.
If a caveman didn’t eat it, then you shouldn’t as well.
Followers of this diet believe that this is the best for our bodies as its nutritional approach is connected to genetics.
Here are some examples of what you can eat if you follow the Paleo Diet:
- Fruits and vegetables
- Grass-produced meats
- Healthy oils like olive, flaxseed, coconut, macadamia, walnut and avocado
And these are what you should avoid:
- Refined vegetable oils
- Cereal grains
- Processed foods
- Legumes (including peanuts)
- Refined sugar
The Paleo Diet and weight loss go well with each other because you avoide gettig fat from eating too much nor do you get fat from eating fat. Carbohydrates, which this diet does not include very much of, are the reason for fat tissue build up.
Followers of the Paleo Diet think that it helps in reducing blood pressure, cholesterol and triglyceride levels. They also believe that cutting out fructose and grains from your diet eliminates the risks of hypertension, high cholesterol, insulin resistance, high triglycerides and obesity.
Famous celebrities who have been on the Paleo Diet include Jack Osburne, Uma Therman, Jessica Biel, Quarterback Aaron Rodgers, Megan Fox, Lakers Star Kobe Bryant, Matthew McConaughey, Miley Cyrus and many others. That does not mean it is any good though.