The Paleo Diet
With readily available modern foods, The Paleo diet mimics the types of foods every single person on the planet ate prior to the Agricultural Revolution (a mere 500 generations ago). These foods (fresh fruits, vegetables, lean meats and seafood) are high in the beneficial nutrients, (soluble fiber, antioxidant vitamins, phytochemicals, omega-3 and monounsaturated fats and low-glycemic carbohydrates) that promote good health and are low in the foods and nutrients (refined sugars and grains, saturated and trans fats, salt, high-glycemic carbohydrates and processed foods) that frequently may cause weight gain, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and numerous other health problems. The Paleo diet encourages us to replace dairy and grain products with fresh fruits and vegetables (foods that are more nutritious than whole grains or dairy products).
The Paleo diet is simple yet amazingly effective for fat loss and halting or preventing a number of degenerative diseases. To reap the benefits of the most effective nutritional strategy known, simply build meals from the following:
- Lean proteins - grass fed meat (ideally), free range fowl and wild caught fish
- Seasonal fruits and vegetables
- Healthy fats such as nuts, seeds, avocado, olive oil and coconut oil
Regardless of your fitness or health goals, you will look, feel and perform your best on the Paleo diet.
For most people the fact that the Paleo diet delivers the best results including improved blood lipids, weight loss and reduced pain from autoimmunity is proof enough. Many people are not satisfied with blindly following any recommendations, be they nutrition or exercise related. They need to know why they are doing something. Fortunately, the Paleo diet has stood not only the test of time, but also the rigors of scientific scrutiny.
*For more info on the Paleo diet, check out Robb Wolf’s website, http://robbwolf.com.