What is the Paleo Diet?

What is the Paleo Diet?

“If cavemen didn’t eat it, neither should we.” That’s the one and only rule of the Paleo diet, which is based on the belief that humans haven’t yet evolved to be able to process lots of the foods we eat today—and that cutting out those foods will restore our bodies to a healthier state.

So what exactly CAN you eat on the Paleo diet?

-Fresh veggies
-Grass-fed, pasture-raised meats
-Eggs
-Fruit
-Fungi (like mushrooms)
-Nuts

Foods that don’t fit into a Paleo diet include:
-Cheese
-Bread
-Cookies
-Beans
-Rice
-Peanuts
-Yogurt
-Alcohol

Don’t worry though–if you can’t handle the idea of giving up sweets or bread, there are tons of recipes for Paleo versions of cakes, cookies, pastas, and breads.

However, although studies show that the Paleo diet can help us lose weight and lower our blood pressure and bad cholesterol levels, not everyone is convinced eating the Paleo way is the key to good health. It can be more expensive than other diets, and, if you’re looking for a diet your whole family can follow, it can be time-consuming to ensure everyone is getting all the nutrients they need.

Still, while people may argue about how healthy it is to go full, strict Paleo, there’s no denying that adopting Paleo principles like less refined sugar and more fresh fruit is good for your health.

For more information about the Paleo diet, check out Calioblog.com.

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