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The Paleo Diet, Know the Basics

Category : Advice for Athletes, Supplement Ingredients · by Jan 21st, 2013

What is the Paleo Diet Anyway?

The paleo diet, discovered by gastroenterologist Walter L. Voegtlin, is one of the most natural ways to optimize your health. To adhere to the paleo diet, one lives by the guiding principle that our bodies evolved to digest certain types of foods. Since the agricultural revolution came after our bodies evolved to digest meat, vegetables, berries, and nuts, paleo diet proponents argue that it is not healthy for our bodies to make them process wheat products, legumes, or starchy carbohydrates.

 

What is The Paleo Diet, Paleo Basics, Benefits of Paleo Diet

Paleo Basic

 

Those who use the paleo diet to guide their eating habits may minimize their risk of chronic disease, lose weight, and stave off chronic issues such as type 2 diabetes, obesity, hypertension, heart disease, auto-immune disease, osteoporosis, and Alzheimer’s. Voegtlin noticed these trends in his patients, so he decided to codify the diet through a series of books.

 

The Stone Age began 2.5 to two million years ago, and it ended just 10,000 years ago. Of course foods we’ve just started eating aren’t easily-digested by our bodies! Your body is a finely-tuned machine, so you need to make sure you provide it with the right fuel to let it do its job.

 

The wholesome foods considered to be paleo include game meat, fish, vegetables, wild fruits,  eggs, and nuts. As a general rule, these foods are high in animal fat and protein and low in carbohydrates and sugars.

 

 

References:  http://www.mercola.com/article/diet/caveman_cuisine.htm,  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paleolithic_diet

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